Paulist Profiles

January 23, 2015
In celebration of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle – the patron and namesake of the Paulist Fathers – Father Frank DeSiano, CSP, writes on Paul, “missionary par excellence” and messenger of God’s grace.
January 23, 2015

By Father Ronald Franco, CSP

January 19, 2015
Father Bruce Nieli, CSP, explores the connection between his priesthood, an assignment in Memphis and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 12, 2015
The annual International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Jan. 18-25. Father Tom Ryan, CSP, discussed this year’s theme and Jesus’ desire that “they may all be one.”
January 5, 2015

The following are excerpts from a sermon delivered by Father Hecker at the Church of San Andrea delle Valle in Rome on the Feast of the Epiphany, traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6.

January 5, 2015
The New Year is a time of new beginnings and taking stock of our lives. Do you feel you are being called to the priesthood? If so, make checking out the Paulist Fathers one of your 2014 resolutions.
December 16, 2014

Hecker Christmas Sermon, Part I: God became Man

The following is an edited version of a sermon delivered by Father Hecker on Christmas Day 1870. It is the only surviving sermon of Hecker on the subject of Christmas. It is provided herein three sections over three weeks as a part of the Hecker Reflections during the Advent/Christmas season.
– Father Paul Robichaud, CSP

December 15, 2014
Hope is a bedrock tenet of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Father James DiLuzio, Paulist missionary, explores the concept of hope and what it means during Advent and beyond.
December 9, 2014

Father Hecker wrote:

Our Lord does not tell us to close our eyes to the beauty of the world rather he invites us to the contrary. “Behold the lilies of the field.” God does not despise what he created. True devotion does not despise the beauties of nature. The object of asceticism is not the destruction of our nature but the restitution of its relationship to all things.

December 9, 2014
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral-Holy Family Chinese Mission in San Francisco is celebrating its 160th anniversary! Check out photos from the anniversary Masses and other celebrations and read the story.