These next few weeks we will be publishing Servant of God Isaac Hecker’s notes on prayer. They were written in 1850s and used in his early morning class on prayer that he often conducted during the parish missions. Hecker would hold class often at 6 a.m. in the morning to prepare people to receive Baptism, Reconciliation or First Communion. The class was often a jumble of different people from potential converts to cradle Catholics who had never received the sacraments of initiation.
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.