Paulist Profiles

April 20, 2015

The goodness of God

Father Isaac T. Hecker wrote:

The more helpless matters are, so much the more should we trust in God. Why, because God has created us. God has created us out of nothing, moved by his goodness alone. For the nature of goodness is to expand, to express itself, it surrounds us to make us happy. Every workman loves the works of his own hands.

April 20, 2015
In honor of the special year of religious life declared by Pope Francis, Paulist.org is beginning a new series focused on how today’s Paulists live out their calling to the priesthood in community. We begin with Father Eric Andrews, CSP, who is about to begin his second year as president of the Paulist Fathers.
April 13, 2015

The Most Holy Name of Jesus, Part I

“From the rising of the sun until its going down, the name of the Lord is worthy of praise.” (Psalm 113)

April 13, 2015
The Paulist Associates recently elected four lay members of the Paulist Associates National Board. Meet the new board members and discover more about the Associates!
April 3, 2015
Happy Easter from the Paulist Fathers! “There is something about Easter that gives one fresh perspective and hope.” writes Paulist President Father Eric Andrews in his annual Easter message.
March 30, 2015

Easter is a season of hope. Light comes from darkness, life emerges, rises up from suffering and death. There is no better time to speak about Easter hope than this Easter weekend. This is a reflection from Father Hecker’s 1854 Spiritual Notebook. Father Hecker was 34 years old at the time and had been ordained a priest for five years. He loved his work as a Catholic evangelist. The Redemptorist mission band had expanded out of the New York State; the missionaries’ national reputation grew. Father Hecker had begun to focus his attention on Protestants who came out to the missions.

March 26, 2015
What is Holy Week all about? What is the Chrism Mass? What is the Easter Triduum? Paulist Father Ron Franco explains Holy Week’s mysteries of salvation from the regal Palm Sunday procession to the “solemnity of solemnities” celebrating Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.
March 16, 2015

Servant of God Isaac Hecker writes:

When God calls a soul to greater intimacy, God recedes as it were from the soul, making the soul feel a sense of loss and uneasiness. To overcome this, the soul produces a fresh strength and produces a new fervor to move in the way of God’s commandments.

March 16, 2015
Father Frank DeSiano, CSP, explains the difference between evangelization and proselytism, and how the spirituality of Lent invites us to share the grace God has given to each one of us.