Blessed James Alberione (1884 – 1971) was an Italian Catholic priest and the founder of the Pauline Family - a collection of religious institutions including the Society of St. Paul and the Daughters of St. Paul. He discerned that God was guiding him to preach the Gospel in the spirit of the Apostle Paul using modern media. He strove to develop a spirituality that was both apostolic and Marian. His favorite Marian title, “Queen of Apostles,” was for him the title that best describes Mary’s role in the Church’s mission of evangelization. Blessed James Alberione struggled with health problems for much of his life, but St. Paul the Apostle always seemed to intercede on his behalf. He drew his total inspiration and strength from the Eucharist and encouraged his followers to make a daily Holy Hour.