Becoming a Daughter of St. Paul
Becoming a Daughter of St. Paul
In the years of postulancy and novitiate a young woman experiences life in our community, grows in awareness of her vocation, and begins to dedicate herself to the work of evangelization.
Queen of the Apostles
Queen of the Apostles
Our vocation matures in the presence of Mary, Mother, Teacher, and Queen of the Apostles. From her we learn how to give Jesus to the world.
Meeting Jesus in His Word
Meeting Jesus in His Word
The Pauline life is not a matter of doing. It is a way of being before Jesus Christ whom we meet in his Word. Finding him we are joyous, speak with him, understand his values, take on his choices. We learn a new way of being and relating to others.
Choosing Christ
Choosing Christ
The initial years of formation in the Daughters of St. Paul are a school of faith, of discipleship, a journey of life that leads to the radical choice of Christ.
Self-Donation
Self-Donation
The novices prepare themselves for a total, free and conscious self-donation to the Father, following Christ the Master in the practice of the evangelical counsels.
The Light
The Light
The Daughter of St. Paul has the same mission as the Apostle Paul: to give the world what he had received from Jesus Christ. And what had he received from Jesus Christ? The Light.
Joy
Joy
"Happy those who hear the word of God and keep it." (Jesus)
Bearers of Christ
Bearers of Christ
"You live in the world, but you are not of the world. You work in the world, but you wait until heaven for your reward. Bearers of Christ.... Bring the truth in charity." (The Founder)
Contemplation of the Master
Contemplation of the Master
Through the power of the Spirit, we are conformed more and more completely to Christ.
Daughters of a Great Father
Daughters of a Great Father
We communicate the Gospel with the passion and the courage of the Apostle Paul.
Eucharist
Eucharist
Growing in a spirit of praise and thanksgiving, we learn to love and compassionately embrace the hungers of the human family.
Offering Our Entire Being
Offering Our Entire Being
We are called to become a communication of Christ's love even in the demanding field of social communications.
Consecrated Life
Consecrated Life
Consecrated life needs mysticism, passion, and prophecy. It gives birth to a mission that is attractive, courageous, and passionate.
Sent by the Father
Sent by the Father
As Christ was sent by the Father, he now sends us through the Church 'to preach' the Gospel to everyone.
In the Presence of Mary
In the Presence of Mary
Mary is the teacher who leads us to the school of her Son Jesus and forms us for the apostolate.
The Apostolate
The Apostolate
"The Lord could have chosen you for many other tasks, but in choosing you to carry out the apostolate of communications he gave you a mission very close to the mission fulfilled by Christ." (The Founder)
A Life Centered on the Eucharist
A Life Centered on the Eucharist
The daily hour of Eucharistic adoration is a privileged moment in which each one, as a disciple, places her entire being in the school of Jesus.
Grace Must Enter Everywhere
Grace Must Enter Everywhere
Our whole day and our entire being must be caught up in prayer. (The Founder)
 
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About Us

 
"Give wings and feet to the Gospel"
(Mother Thecla Merlo).
 

The Daughters of St. Paul carry out a new form of evangelization by living and witnessing to the Faith through communications. The sisters are active in all forms of media, from traditional publications to e-books, from TV to social media, from the internet to mobile apps—working in the areas of writing, publishing, recording and broadcasting, screen-writing, media literacy, religious education, adult faith formation and spiritual development. They operate 14 Pauline Book and Media Centers throughout the US and English-speaking Canada.

Following the example of Jesus, who showed that the essence of divine communication is giving oneself to others in love, a Daughter of St. Paul lives religious consecration while serving the Church with the communications media. It is in communication that we seek to become holy and to help others become holy. To become Jesus and give him to the world as way, truth and life, we draw light and life from daily communication with the Eucharistic Christ. Immersing ourselves in the communications culture, we encounter others and invite them to “come” with us to him.

Each Daughter of St. Paul takes inspiration and spiritual nourishment from St. Paul, as our Founder directed us: “If Saint Paul were living today, he would continue to burn with that double flame from a single fire, zeal for God and his Christ and for all the people of every nation. And to make himself heard, he would ascend the highest pulpit and multiply his word with the means of progress: press, cinema, radio and television” (Carissimi in San Paolo, pp. 1151-1152; cf. Anima e corpo per il Vangelo, pp. 61-63).

Fully conscious of our prophetic mission and our responsibility towards history, we announce the message of the Gospel in the name of the Church with the ardor of our faith, adopting Mary’s attitude of self-surrender and the Apostle Paul’s courage and selfless generosity, valuing and promoting the good that is in every person, people and culture.

In this era of global communication, with all its limitations and new opportunities, we continue to live the charismatic gift of the Founder to the Church: “We must always lead others to heaven: not people who lived ten centuries ago but those who live today. We must take the world and people as they are today so as to do good today” (ATP n. 93).

The Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul is one of the 10 institutes that make up the Pauline Family, founded by Blessed James Alberione with the collaboration of Mother Thecla Merlo.