Embrace the holy heritage she left you. Remember that you will have other Prima Maestras but only one Mother because she is the person who gave you the spiritual life and vocation as she discovered it and was guided and sanctified in it….
Blessed James Alberionefounder of the Pauline family
Testimonies of Fr. James Alberione

Mother of the Daughters of St. Paul and of the Whole Pauline Family

Ariccia, 5 April 1964 She has left us many example, including this one: with a big heart, she always generously helped the Institutes of the Pious Disciples, the Pastorelle Sisters and the Apostolines. With her own hands she prepared their habits down to the smallest details, making...

I am praying for everyone

Thanking the Daughters of St. Paul for their best wishes for his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood (1957), he said: I am praying for everyone. I know that everywhere are following Prima Maestra and this is everything. In fact, it is your way to holiness...

The government must continue…

On the occasion of the Chapter held immediately after Prima Maestra’s death to elect a new Superior General, Fr. Alberione said: The government must continue, applying itself always more to particularities, because Prima Maestra had special faculties, besides having a much broader view of everything. Now we have reached...

A program of Life

Today is the Feast of St. Thecla. Today the Church invites us to rejoice. St. Thecla is considered to be the first female Christian martyr. This feast invites us to rejoice because the name of this saint is a program of life. The same is true of Prima Maestra....

M. Tecla: A Program of Life for Every Daughter of St. Paul

“I would like you all to be like Prima Maestra” Here are some of Fr. Alberione’s statements, overflowing with affection and gratitude, concerning the role of Maestra Thecla in the history of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul. Maestra Thecla: Always Obedient… If obedience is being lived...

Prima Maestra Thecla in the testimony of Fr. James Alberione

The text Abundantes Divitiae, written by Fr. Alberione for the 40th anniversary of foundation of the Pauline Family, includes this testimony about Maestra Thecla in its appendix. The numbers at the beginning of each paragraph correspond to the numbers of the AD text. PRIMA MAESTRA Roma, 14. 04. 1954...