Delegation of Australia

Australia remembers Blessed James Alberione


In Adelaide:

Hour of adoration on Sunday, 26 November 2006


A group of young people and adults, together with sr. Anna Genovese gathered for an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, reflecting on what Fr. Alberione identified as “times of greater grace” in his life: mainly “the night of light” and “the dream”.


Sr. Anna Genovese with the group after prayer.



Celebration of the Eucharist & Induction of the new Pauline Cooperators


The Pastorelle Sisters, the Daughters of St. Paul and the Group of Pauline Cooperators from South Australia gathered in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Payneham, on 27 November 2006 for a combined celebration of the feast of our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, and the induction of three new members as Pauline Cooperators which made the celebration very special.

Celebrants with the newly inducted Pauline Cooperators:

Fr. John Cooper OFMCap, Michele Maiorano, Lina Marveggio,

Tom Maiorano, Fr. Leo Sipahutar OFMCap and Fr. Allan Winter.


The celebration was well attended by parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peace parish, Payneham and St. Francis of Assisi parish, Newton where sr. Anna Genovese and Sr. Estelita Manabo carry out their pastoral ministry in collaboration with the priests, lay leaders and our Pauline Cooperators. Sr. Ruth Egar, RSM, Vicar for Religious in South Australia was a special guest. And we also had the joy of having a group of young students from Mary MacKillop College leading the singing.


Fr. Allan Winter, parish priest of Payneham was the main celebrant and concelebrating with him were Fr. John Cooper OFMCap, parish priest of Newton and Fr. Leo Sipahutar OFMCap, assistant priest in Newton. In his homily, Fr. Allan  referred to  Pope Paul VI describing Fr. Alberione as “a marvel of our age” and John Paul II calling him “the prophet of the new evangelization” saying how these two expressions sum up the person and works of this remarkable figure of the 20th century. He also underlined that central to the life of Fr. Alberione was a great love for the Eucharist.


Group of students from

Mary MacKillop College leading the singing

The induction of the three new members as Pauline Cooperators helped to highlight the vocation of the Pauline Cooperators in the Church.


In Melbourne:

Eucharistic Hour in our chapel in Bundoora


About thirty five people gathered for prayer in our chapel in Bundoora to mark the feast of our Founder.  In the group there were Daughters of St. Paul, Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, Pauline Cooperators and other friends from various parishes from Melbourne. Sr. Rita Ruzzene led the group in a paraliturgy which had as its theme “Lead, Kindly Light” recalling Fr. Alberione’s experience of being a “half-blind man” who was enlightened and guided step by step by the light coming from the Eucharist.


Sr. Rita introduces the paraliturgy

Daughters of St. Paul and Pauline Cooperator


Sr. Mary La Bruna, sjbp