Daughters of St Paul


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Moved by the Spirit and responding to the invitation of Jesus, “Come to me all of you”, the Daughters of St Paul feel deeply compelled to do something for the Lord and for the people of all times, just like their founding icons, Blessed James Alberione and Venerable Tecla Merlo.

Called and consecrated to Christ the Divine Master, every Daughter of St Paul is sent to proclaim the unfathomable riches of the mystery of Christ.

In response to the love of God, each Daughter of St Paul offers herself daily to Christ in love: i.e. intelligence, will, heart, physical strength-everything, convinced of God’s grace and her vocation for the apostolate.

The vehicle of every Daughter of St Paul moves on four wheels: sanctity, study, apostolate and poverty.

With a spiritual journey planned along the devotion to Jesus Master, the Way Truth and Life, they let themselves be formed in the School of Christ the Master, through his Divine Word, and offer themselves along with him on the sacrificial table of the Eucharist. They also spend time with him in adoration everyday. While meeting with the Master they bring to him the hopes, the joys and anxieties of the world and Christ helps them discern new ways of reaching all his people.

The vocation of a Daughter of St Paul grows and matures in the presence of Mary Queen of the Apostles who is the first disciple of Christ. As she gives Jesus to the world, so is every Daughter of St Paul obliged to give Jesus to the world.

Learning from St Paul, who lived in total communion with Christ and offered himself totally to the proclamation of the gospel, every Daughter of St Paul becomes the St Paul of today, doing what he would have done if he were still alive.

Through the Church and its teachings, every Daughter of St Paul embraces all people of all times, and the world becomes their parish. She participates at Mass with a social conscience that transforms the Eucharistic celebration into a living apostolate.

The Pauline apostolate is universal in time and place, it promotes the distribution of the truth, through books, DVDs, CDs, posters, cards,… all these are pulpits of evangelisation. The printing plant, the production, projection and broadcasting are like their church.

their mission, the Daughters of St Paul are also committed to study. Their studies are not just limited to intellectual work, but they learn from everything so as to be more available in the mission entrusted to them.

Convinced that the most evident sign of God’s presence is in sharing of joy among themselves, the Daughters of St Paul seek to make their communities places of communion, mutual respect, sharing of joys and sorrows, enrichment of cultural values and above all a nest of for nurturing their vocation.

As an international congregation, the Daughters of St Paul present the face of Christ from every culture and nation.