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The Month of St. Paul

The Month of St. Paul

June is a month full of beautiful celebrations for us Daughters of St. Paul. Our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, told us that June should be the “Month of St. Paul.” He even wrote a book with that title! With the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29 (and for the Pauline Family, the feast of St. Paul all by himself on June 30!), the whole month is an opportunity for us to pray to St. Paul, learn from him, and commit ourselves to imitating him in his following of Jesus.But before ...
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A Daughter of St. Paul "For All My Life"!

A Daughter of St. Paul "For All My Life"!

On May 18, 2019, in Nyeri, Kenya, Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie made her perpetual profession of vows as a Daughter of St. Paul! Sr. Jackie is originally from Kenya, but entered the Daughters of St. Paul in the United States. At her perpetual profession, she received her mandate from Sr Donna, our provincial superior, to serve in our community in New Orleans, Louisiana!Perpetual profession is the commitment to live the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience as a Daughter of St. Paul forever. It is the...
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The Greatest Freedom: the Paradox of Obedience

The Greatest Freedom: the Paradox of Obedience

(Blog post adapted from my discernment blog, CoAuthorYourLifewithGod.com.) “No one else can tell me what to do: I value my freedom too much.” Obedience is not popular today, although everyone is called to practice this virtue in some form. In terms of religious life, it's probably the hardest vow to understand in our individualistic culture when resistance to or rebellion against authority is so often seen as a virtue. Mistrust of institutions and of authority, due...
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Celibacy: Too Hard or the Greatest Love?

Celibacy: Too Hard or the Greatest Love?

(Blogpost is adapted from my blog on discernment, CoAuthorYourLifewithGod.com) “Celibacy is too hard.”I think this is one of the comments I hear the most when someone is considering religious life. And celibacy is hard. I don’t deny it. Every human being is created for the intimacy of spousal love, and celibacy is giving up that physical expression of spousal love. Renouncing all that is entailed in a spousal relationship for the sake of Christ and his kingdom is a re...
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Meet Sr. Paula Marie!

Meet Sr. Paula Marie!

We'd love for you to get to know our Sisters! This week, meet Sr. Paula Marie, originally from Massachusetts and currently stationed in our community in Boston (with a few exotic stops along the way!). She's a wonderful storyteller, and she's got some great discernment advice!
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The "Wealth" of Living the Vow of Poverty

The "Wealth" of Living the Vow of Poverty

(This blog post is adapted from my blog on discernment, CoAuthorYourLifewithGod.com.)  “I couldn't do without my...car, own place, movie collection, ____________.” In a recent poll I ran asking people the main reason they don’t consider religious life, this statement was checked off by a large percentage of those polled. I guess it’s not surprising in our materialistic culture.  When I entered the convent, I didn’t yet own a car, and I w...
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Meet Sr. Andrew Marie!

Meet Sr. Andrew Marie!

We'd love for you to get to know our Sisters! This week, meet Sr. Andrew Marie, originally from Houston, Texas, and currently stationed in our community in San Antonio! You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @SrAndrewFSP.What is your name? Sr. Andrew MarieWhere are you from originally? Houston, Texas (Howdy!) How long have you been a Sister? I’ve been a Sister for almost 10 years.Briefly, how did you meet the Daughters of St. Paul? I first found out about our community through ...
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How Mother Thecla Helped Me During My Discernment

How Mother Thecla Helped Me During My Discernment

For Daughters of St. Paul around the world, February is affectionately known as “Mother Thecla Month.” Our co-foundress, Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo was born on February 20, 1894, and died on February 5, 1964. This year marks the 55th anniversary of her death.Born in northern Italy, the young Teresa Merlo was already an active leader in her parish, despite frail health that had prevented her from joining the Cottolengo Sisters. At the age of 21, she met a young priest, Father James...
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Discover a New Title (and Devotion!) to Mary

Discover a New Title (and Devotion!) to Mary

Postulant Orianne shares some of her initial impressions about the Pauline devotion to Mary as Queen of Apostles.
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Me—a Media Nun? Seriously? (Proof that God has a sense of humor.)

Me—a Media Nun? Seriously? (Proof that God has a sense of humor.)

Postulant Allison shares her journey from technologically incompetent high school student to becoming an aspiring #MediaNun (or a postulant of the Daughters of St. Paul)
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Who Are the Daughters of Saint Paul?

Who Are the Daughters of Saint Paul?

Every Daughter of Saint Paul would describer her Pauline vocation a bit differently. Here are a few "takes" that try to grasp the heart of what it means to be a Pauline sister.
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Why Saint Paul?

Why Saint Paul?

How did St. Paul--a first century follower of Christ--become the patron of a community of women religious who work within the digital culture of communications two thousand years later?
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