Daughters of St. Paul
|Type||Roman Catholic religious order|
Superior General of the Daughters of Saint Paul.
|Blessed James Alberione, Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo|
The Daughters of St. Paul is a Roman Catholic international religious congregation founded in 1915 in Italy.
The congregation is part of the worldwide Pauline Family, one of the ten institutes founded by Blessed James Alberione, and operates in 50 countries around the world. Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo (born Teresa Merlo) assisted in the founding and development of the Daughters of St. Paul and other Pauline institutes that developed throughout the 20th century.
The Daughters of St. Paul are called to live by the way, truth and life of Jesus and to give this to the world by the use of every available means of communication to spread the Gospel and promote the dignity of all peoples. They carry out a new form of evangelization by living and witnessing to the Faith through communications. The sisters are active in whatever media best serves evangelization, 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.
Each Sister takes her inspiration from St. Paul the Apostle, as their Blessed Alberione directed them: “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).
In this era of global communication, with all its limitations and new opportunities, the Sisters 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”
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