To remember the past so as to look to the future: this is the reason we will be gradually publishing various articles that appeared in the Pauline Cooperators Bulletin (initially called the Union of Cooperators for the Good Press and then The Pauline Cooperator), which–from decade to decade from 1924-1994–gave news coverage to the Foundation anniversaries of the Pauline Family. To get to know our roots and, ideally, enter into communication with those who preceded us in our journey as a Family can gives value and warmth to our reflections during this triennium by offering us input and stimuli that can render the Pauline charism perennial in the Church.
We begin this journey by going straight back to its source: August 1924. The spiritual and apostolic fervor of the first years of the “House” is simply and enthusiastically recounted by our first Pauline brothers and sisters, who looked at things from a completely supernatural perspective, namely: to do good by means of the press; to proclaim the Gospel in such a way that it would reach more and more people. This is the fruit of a spirituality linked to action. Also providential is its coincidence with the Feast of St. Bernard. Everything is recounted straightforwardly and spontaneously, with the conviction of those who lived in communion with the Master and with brothers and sisters of the same religious family, in the spirit of the Apostle Paul.