There is a saying that we of the present age are merely dwarfs who stand upon the shoulders of giants. For us second-generation Pauline apostles, the phrase couldn't be truer. We realize that our 'yes' to God has been possible only because of a yes that first preceded it—a heroic yes, a yes made notwithstanding the sacrifices and pain attached. Although deprived of her physical presence, we believe that Mother Paula's spirit is undimmed. It lives within our other treasured pioneer sisters who embraced the same challenges and sacrifices with the same love Mother Paula did. It lives within each of us who have been called to love the Lord and our brothers and sisters in that same special way.