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"The fateful meeting happened Sunday morning at breakfast. Sr. Margaret Charles told me about Father Alberione, and his vision of using the media to evangelize like St. Paul. She talked about the work of the Daughters, and invited me to help out with a book display in Ocean City, MD. I had a fabulous time helping out at that event, and the rest is history.... I was hooked."

(Rae Stabosz, Cooperator)

Interested in Becoming a Pauline Cooperator?

Contact the Daughters of St. Paul by email or phone or by visiting one of our Pauline Books & Media Centers throughout the province.


After an initial conversation you may be invited to begin the Period of Inquiry. This may be done by attending sessions with either the sisters or a promised Cooperator, or via the long distance program.




The six-month Period of Inquiry. This is an introduction to the Pauline charism, that is, the spirit animating the spirituality and mission of the Pauline Family. At the end of the sixth session, an evaluation is done by the sisters and the candidate, to understand whether God is calling the person to follow Christ through the Pauline charism. If the sisters and the candidate both agree to continue, the person moves on to the next stage in the formation process. If it is decided that the person is not meant to continue, he or she may still volunteer or collaborate in other ways.
b. The Time of Preparation is the second stage. For twelve months the candidate continues learning about the Pauline charism—devotions, mission, and spirituality—under the guidance of a sister or promised Cooperator. The candidate participates with the sisters in the mission and in Pauline liturgical celebrations whenever possible. At the end of the eleventh session of the Time of Preparation, the candidate writes a letter to the provincial superior requesting to become a promised cooperator

Father Alberione wrote the first Statute for the Cooperators in 1918. In 1988, the Holy See approved an updated Statute. A commission was formed to make this Statute inclusive of all groups of Cooperators worldwide. This current Statute was approved for worldwide dissemination to all Pauline Cooperators in 1990.

The Statute of the Association of Pauline Cooperators
If the candidate receives permission to make the promise, a date, time, and place are planned. Within the context of the Mass, the Cooperator makes the promise, receiving the Cooperator’s emblem and Membership Card as a Cooperator in the Pauline Family.


Lord my God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who called me to be a Pauline Cooperator, grant that in imitation of St. Paul the apostle, I may acquire the mind of Christ. I intend to commit my mind, will, heart and strength according to my particular state of life, for the proclamation and diffusion of the Gospel in the forms and spirit of the Pauline Family; for the greater glory of God and for the sanctification of myself and of my brethren. Jesus Christ Teacher, Way, Truth, and Life. Mary Queen of Apostles, St. Paul the Apostle, help me to be faithful. Amen.
Interested in Becoming a Pauline Cooperator?

Contact the Daughters of St. Paul by email or phone or by visiting one of our Pauline Books & Media Centers throughout the province.




"In the morning, therefore, let us place ourselves at His feet and say to Him: you are the Way, I want to walk in your footsteps. You are the Truth: enlighten me! You are the Life: give me grace!"
(Father James Alberione)
"Always be vivacious, even with the passing of years. We must stay young, enthusiastic about our duty."  
(Venerable Mother Thecla Merlo)