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Just a grain of wheat

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Celebrating our foundation day!

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Today as Disciples of the Divine Master, we celebrate many things. We allow the words of Blessed Timothy Giaccardo, our first Pauline priest, to bring us back to the founding charism for our Institute which burned in the heart of Bl. James Alberione.

He writes:"It was April 3, 1947 and it was Holy Thursday.  In the great church of St. Paul in Alba the rite of the canonical erection of the Pious Disciples as an autonomous Institute was held on that day.  Since the Founder could not be present, Fr. Timothy read aloud: <<In memory of his Passion, today, the Divine Master in his immense and infinite love instituted the Eucharist and the Priesthood.  In this priestly day, and in the same love, he brings to you a new, full and independent juridical life, and he calls you to offer to his Priesthood a contribution of prayer and apostolate, in accordance with your conditions and filled with love."
That evening he wrote the following prayer in his diary: "Blessed Jesus, in …