Daughters of St. Paul


Name of Congregation: Daughters of St. Paul

Active or contemplative: Active (apostolic)

What is the timeframe your congregation has served the Diocese of Arlington?

June 28, 1982, to present

What type of ministry does your congregation carry out in the Diocese of Arlington?

Evangelization through all forms of media: Catholic Book and Media Center, parish and conference book displays, vocation ministry

Describe the charism of the Daughters of Saint Paul:

"We are missionary sisters who live in the spirit of St. Paul the Apostle, proclaiming the Gospel through all forms of media. Daily Eucharistic adoration and meditation on the Word of God sustain our life and mission. Our apostolate of media evangelization includes writing, publishing, Pauline Books and Media Centers, radio, video, music, art and design, digital and social media, and more.

"We were founded in 1915 in northern Italy by Bl. James Alberione and Ven. Thecla Merlo. We live by these words of Bl. James Alberione: 'You were born of the Eucharist. Your food is the Eucharist. Your spirituality is the Gospel lived in its entirety as explained by St. Paul. Your mother and model is Mary.'

Institutions in the Diocese of Arlington served by the Daughters of Saint Paul?

Pauline Books and Media Catholic Bookstore was opened by the sisters on June 28, 1982. Previously known as St. Paul Catholic Book and Film Center, the bookstore has served the Diocese of Arlington with Catholic books, music, movies and religious articles for 40 years as an expression of the sisters' apostolate of evangelization through all forms of media. In addition to the resources, the book center also has a small chapel to which all are invited for a moment of prayer and silence.

For more information about the Daughters of St. Paul, visit: daughtersofstpaul.com