OF ST. PAUL
into the whole world, and proclaim the good news to all creation."
As far back as 1908, Father Alberione had written his first draft of a
book entitled: The Woman Associated with Priestly Zeal," and he prayed
and meditated on how to recognize the value of woman.
Thus it was that in June, 1915, he set up in Alba a small workshop to
teach the art of sewing, to form good catechists and to diffuse the printed
matter of the Typographical School. This was the beginning of the Daughters
of St. Paul.
It was the beginning of the hundreds of centers of diffusion of the Word
of God which the Daughters of St. Paul were to open throughout the world.
Their specific apostolate was to diffuse what the Pauline priests wrote
(they were called the post-mistresses of God"), but later on this
apostolate was expanded not only with the diffusion of all the good press,
but also with writing and printing by the sisters themselves.
For Father Alberione, woman is on an equal footing with man in the apostolic
mission, in a vocation of the greatest social importance, for the diffusion
of truth in a world where woman is offended and debased by selfish interests
more information, write or call:
Sr. Susan Penaflor, fsp
Daughters of St. Paul
2650 F.B. Harrison St.,