Welcome! We’re glad you stopped by to visit us because what you are about to learn and behold is truly a treasure, an adventure and invitation to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life! It is the discovery of your path to holiness, a call to be a saint, right here, right now, in our media saturated culture. And in case you have any doubt, yes, it is possible.

 

On June 29, 1917, our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, formed the Association of Pauline Cooperators – one of ten Institutes in the Pauline Family – as a group of lay men and women, single or married, from all walks of life, to follow in the footsteps of Saint Paul and actively participate in the spreading of the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of today using the most modern means of communication. Blessed Alberione was inspired to follow the example of St Paul who collaborated with many men and women of his time to preach the Gospel. How much more this principle is needed today…

 

Pauline Cooperators are leaven in the bread of our world, they are the light in the darkness, they are the salt of the earth, living and giving Jesus right where they are in their work place, families, relationships and activities of daily life.

Pauline Cooperators are writers, teachers, actors, musicians, doctors, managers, government workers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, social workers, technicians, media professionals, nurses, maintenance workers…and the list goes on.

Pauline Cooperators, by their very lives, radiantly witness and point to Christ as the Way among many ways that one could follow in this life. They point to Jesus who is the Truth, among a plethora of truths. They embrace Jesus our true Life among many proposed fountains of life in our day and age.

Pauline Cooperators engage in a variety of evangelization initiatives with the different Institutes of the Pauline Family. The Cooperators collaborate with the Daughters of St Paul at their different locations in the United States and English-Speaking Canada.

Pauline Cooperators are able “to do” and “to be” all these things only because as members of the Pauline family they are born from, rooted in and nourished by Jesus in the Eucharist, the Word of God, the Sacraments and the teachings of the Church. They strive only to “live Jesus” with all that they are – mind, will, and heart – so at to “give Jesus” to all people.

 

So, if you are excited like we are about living your Catholic Faith, what are you waiting for? Join our Family today and take that next step to become a committed media apostle for Christ so that together, by our prayer, works and offerings in our everyday life happenings, many may come to know God, love Him and live for Him all their days!

 

We are praying for you and look forward to seeing you soon…St Paul, pray for us!

God is with you,        

Sr. Jacqueline Jean-Marie Gitonga, FSP

National Director of Pauline Cooperators

Daughters of St Paul

 


Meet Mirella Ravarino

Meet Mirella Ravarino

My name is Mirella Ravarino and I was born in Italy and raised in St Louis, Missouri. I became a Pauline Cooperator in 2017.

 

The time that I spent in the book center here in St. Louis was invaluable to becoming a Cooperator. I have been on the Daughters of St. Paul in St Louis board for almost 20 years, but it didn’t give the insight into understanding that mission and joy of being a part of the Pauline Family that volunteering in the book center does.

 

As a Cooperator I participate in exhibits (outreach to schools, parishes and conferences), make rosaries and bracelets for the book center, serve as board member for the Daughters of St Paul in St. Louis, volunteer in the book center, and work on planning the Daughters of St Paul St. Louis benefit dinner and Christmas concert. What struck me most when I took up this mission was that I found both so much energy and peace combined doing this work and working with the Sisters.