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How St. Paul fulfilled his mission—and we can fulfill ours

How St. Paul fulfilled his mission—and we can fulfill ours

Saint Paul's love for Jesus was so great that he yearned to tell everyone about him. Let’s see how he carried out this mission!We begin with the words the Lord spoke to Ananias, who baptized Paul, “‘Go, for he (Paul) is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name’” (Acts 9:15-16). We will see how Paul fulfilled these words.About...
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Maestra Paula Cordero

It was June 28, 1932 when Sister Paula Cordero first stepped foot onto the shore of America.She spoke no English.She had no money.She had no experience.And she was just 23 years old.Yet she planted her feet on American soil with lively determination to spread the Gospel to the people of this new land.Adele Cordero was born Feb 16, 1908 in the Piedmont region of Italy.  When she entered the Daughters of St. Paul, she brought with her a nature not unlike St Paul’s himself: strong and de...
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Living like Mary in a global pandemic

Living like Mary in a global pandemic

Every religious congregation has a particular Marian devotion. The Pauline devotion to Mary is Queen of Apostles. When as a teenager I first got to know the Daughters of St. Paul, I was wildly unfamiliar with this devotion. Honestly, I didn’t understand Mary in general, but I especially didn’t understand her as Queen of Apostles…. She sounded too majestic, too far out of reach for me. However, the Lord works in mysterious ways, so as I continued to discern my vocation with the...
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Let us lean close to Mary, Queen of Apostles

Let us lean close to Mary, Queen of Apostles

Our religious Congregation honors Mary under this title which, at first glance, seems completely irrelevant to our current global reality. “Apostle” is a Greek word meaning “one who is sent.” Only we’re not going out much these days. More likely, we are the ones sending others: to deliver our mail, do our shopping, or drop off a pizza on our doorstep without touching anything.  How ...
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Finding Spiritual Communion in a Pandemic - A Letter from the Provincial Superior

Finding Spiritual Communion in a Pandemic - A Letter from the Provincial Superior

Dear Friend,Happy Easter to you! I’m thinking of you who have been our friends for so many years. We sisters have met you in our centers, online, on the phone, on social media, through our newsletters, on YouTube—in so many ways and in so many places. In these days we are isolated in our homes, but still not far apart at all. The Word of God and the hope of Easter bring us together in spiritual communion. Dark days are punctuated by the Light of Christ who has conquered darkness...
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How to Supercharge Your Prayer Life with the Rosary

How to Supercharge Your Prayer Life with the Rosary

Would you like to gain a big boost in your prayer life? Can you set aside fifteen minutes a day? That’s all it takes to pray the Rosary. The benefits you will gain will last into eternity.The Rosary is a “compendium of the Gospel,” according to Saint John Paul II. Each of the mysteries of the Rosary takes an episode from the Gospel and offers it to us for meditation and prayer.In his letter to the Romans, Saint Paul places the Gospel at the very center of the Christian life: &l...
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New Novices! A Lesson in Trust

New Novices! A Lesson in Trust

Greetings! Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Marta here.We’re two of the new novices in formation to become Daughters of St. Paul. We are truly blessed to be writing to you on such a special day! Today is the 115th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of St Paul by Blessed James Alberione in 1914 in Italy, which gives us a great reason to celebrate. The Society of St Paul was the first congregation founded by Alberione. All the congregations and institutes founded by Alberione make up ...
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