from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the Roman Catholic Missionary Society of Saint Paul the Apostle, founded in New York in 1858.

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  • n. Any member of various religious orders associated with either of the saints Paul of Thebes and Paul of Tarsus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of The Institute of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle, founded in 1858 by the Rev. I. T. Hecker of New York. The majority of the members were formerly Protestants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a body of Roman Catholic monks who profess to follow the example of the apostle Paul, also called Paulites or Hermits of St. Paul.


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Paul +‎ -ist


  • The answer is, that the one at the head of affairs must be a true Paulist that is to say, keenly sensitive of personal rights as well as appreciative of such as are common: where the question is not a point of rule, its decision is dependent on the practical sagacity and prudence of the superior more than on any minute regulations which can be given.

    Life of Father Hecker

  • "A Paulist is a Christian man who aims at a Christian perfection consistent with his natural characteristics and the type of civilization of his country."

    Life of Father Hecker

  • Mormons teach that there was a "falling away" from the primitive church to what we now call the Paulist church, and those that sprang from it since then.

    Crooks and Liars

  • Secondly, yes, most or all of the members were Catholic; one went on to become a Paulist priest.


  • As Matt referenced, Fr. Adrian Fortescue so commented on the Roman rite in a paper read at Westminster Cathedral in the presence of Cardinal Bourne in 1912 (later published by the Catholic Truth Society and Paulist Press as "The Vestments of the Roman Rite"):

    Contextualizing "Noble Simplicity"

  • There are also single volume editions such as Shorter Christian Prayer (which only contains Lauds and Vespers) or Christian Prayer which includes more of the hours, but in a more inexpensive, single volume edition -- another similar variant is this edition of Christian Prayer (published by Paulist Press) which is better laid out for recitation in my estimation.

    More on the Divine Office: Private Recitation by the Laity

  • Every Democrat running against a Paulist should be on the air with this devastating message -- John Birch wants to cut every last dollar of college financial aid and kick your kid out of college -- until his opponent disowns his Tea Party support.

    Rand Paul's Gospel

  • Paul of Tarsus was probably the one most responsible for establishing it, and it got worse when the anti-Jewish Paulist Theology overtook the Judeo-Christian theology of James the Just, the brother of Jesus.

    America's Pact with Satan

  • In December of 1933, the Paulist Choristers opened a week of Christmas caroling and other musical performances at the foot of the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

    The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

  • I'd expected the Mission Church to be something like the Paulist Center attended by John Kerry.

    Senator Kennedy RIP


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