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«AT THE CENTER IS JESUS CHRIST,
WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE
»

Synthesis of the papers of the Seminar
on the Spirituality of the Pauline Family (1984)

Acts of the International Seminar
on "Jesus, the Master"
(Ariccia, October 14-24, 1996)

by Antonio F. da Silva ssp

 

Summary

I. Contextualization of the life and of the work of Fr. James Alberione

1. Historical, socio-cultural milieu of the work of Fr. Alberione

2. Elements for the physiognomy of a founder: Fr. Alberione and his institutes

3. The Word of God and Fr. James Alberione

4. The opera omnia of Fr. Alberione: a proposal for a method of reading and interpretation

II. Christ Way, Truth and Life, center of the Alberione vision

5. Fr. Alberione’s christology

6. Christ, Way, Truth and Life, center of the life, the work and the thought of Fr. Alberione

7. Jesus Master Way, Truth, Life and the exercises of St. Ignatius

8. The theological heritage of canon Francesco Chiesa, immediate source for Fr. James Alberione

9. Mind, will, heart: an attempt for philosophical vision

10. «I am the Way, the Truth and the Life»

11. «Jesus Way Truth and Life» in the pauline theology

12. Jesus Christ Way Truth and Life: Jesus Master in the trinitarian perspective

III. Fixed points of the spirituality of the Pauline Family

Conclusive considerations

 

The Seminar was held in Ariccia from 16 to 26 September 1984 with the participation of 47 Paulines from 10 countries and 5 representing other congregations or institutes of the Pauline Family.

As fruit, the book L’ereditą cristocentrica di don Alberione (1), was published. The book contains the papers (in this synthesis, for every theme, references to the pages of the book are made) and two documents drawn by the assembly. The book reflects well the three parts of the Seminar: 1) the contextualization of the life and the work of Fr. James Alberione; 2) Christ Way, Truth and Life, center of the Alberione vision; 3) conclusions and prospects.

We shall present a fast review of these three parts, as it was asked of me, the "synthesis of what has been acquired" in every paper regarding the theme of Christ Way, Truth and Life.

 

Aa.Vv., L'Ereditą cristocentrica di Don Alberione, Atti del Seminario internazionale sulla spiritualitą della Famiglia Paolina, Ariccia, 16-27 settembre 1984, Edizioni Paoline, Cinisello Balsamo (Milano), 1989. (come back to text)

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           Jesus Master yesterday, today and for ever

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