Annual Mission Appeal of the Daughters of St. Paul
This Christmas help someone else discover the gift of Jesus
As Daughters of the great apostle Paul, we believe that the Word of God is the remedy people need to recover from their hidden wounds: emotional wounds, family wounds, and spiritual wounds that result from not hearing or living the truth, or not knowing God's mercy.
As #MediaApostles, we reach people through the very media that they already use every day. We have witnessed lives changed and wounds healed through a book, a film, a podcast, or even a song. We touch the hand of God in people's lives in absolutely miraculous ways every day. The way a person's life is transformed...or even saved...is something that can't be quantified.
We need your help to continue our mission. More importantly, however, kids are crying out for Jesus, and you can help them. Teens are yearning for meaning, and you can be there for them. People looking for strength, courage, and comfort, are waiting for someone who can offer them the Word that heals.... Your gift means they won't be alone. You can make a difference in hundreds of lives, and you can make it today. Here are some of these stories.
It's one life...and it's their eternity.
To donate by check:
Payable to Daughters of St. Paul. Mail to Sr Margaret Edward Attn. #theWordHeals, 50 St. Paul's Ave., Boston, MA 02130
We fly to your protection, Our Lady of Fatima, Mother of Jesus and Mother of us all, and we ask you to cover us now, as you did a century before, with your shining mantle in that place where Hope lives. But in our own lives today, where bitter sorrows overcome us, reveal patience and rest. Where the heart is tormented with despair, shine the light of healing and hope.
Console the fainthearted, strengthen the weak, soften and enlighten embittered hearts. Heal your suffering children, O Mother of Mercy! Stretch out your hands, filled with healing and cures, O Joy of the sorrowful and Comforter of the afflicted.
O Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, Mother of God, light of my darkened soul, my hope and protection, my joy: you who bore the true Light, enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart. You who gave birth to the Source of Immortality, give life to me who am dead in sin.
O most tender and loving Mother of the Merciful God and Healer of my soul, remember me to your Son.
Download the novena prayer here.
All those who make a gift can enroll the names of their deceased loved ones and friends
in the Novena of Remembrance for your deceased loved ones:
Masses offered in our Motherhouse Chapel November 22 to November 30.
Become a Fundraising Ambassador! It's easy.
All you need to do is create your own page and share it with your family, friends, and followers. You can say and share the Novena Prayer, set your own goal, and share your own story. We've made it easy with all the resources you need:
Resources for Fundraising with #TheWordHeals Mission Campaign: click here.
New Year’s Eve, 1901, Alba, Italy: During all-night adoration, a young sixteen-year-old seminarian felt in his prayer the urgent desires of God’s own heart to rescue and to heal his people in the new century just beginning. In that night of prayer, he was shown the powerful—and at times devastating—effect the media would have on individuals and society in the 20th century. He already could see churches emptying and the powerful influence newspapers and books were having on the lives of millions.
Though James Alberione was still a boy, God planted in him the seeds of a new way of preaching the Gospel and sharing the Word. Instead of waiting for people to come to church, he would go out to them! When people most need God, a song on the radio might become a bridge to open their hearts to him. When they decide they want to learn how to pray, there would be a guide online or a book at hand or a newsletter in their email box. Alberione was deeply moved by how much the Good Shepherd longs to give rest to each one of his sheep. He heard these words, “Come to me, all of you, and I will give you rest.” Alberione had a vocation, and almost 10,000 men and women—religious, lay faithful, and even families—have also been moved to become healers of today’s hidden wounds through evangelizing using the media. James Alberione was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 27, 2003.
He founded our congregation, and today over 2500 Daughters of St Paul carry his vision forward worldwide. We arrived in the United States in 1932, beginning in New York and now present in 14 cities, with the provincial house and novitiate located in Boston, Massachusetts. We have 12 bookstores across the US and in Canada, the Pauline Books and Media publishing house, James Alberione recording studios with Daughters of St. Paul Choir music and concerts, Spanish radio programming worldwide, the Pauline Center for Media Studies, JClub Catholic Book Fairs and online at www.pauline.org. Interested in our newsletter? You can find us in your email box by joining thousands of other happy subscribers here.
Pope Francis’ image for the Church today is striking: “The thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity.... It is necessary to go out and look for people where they live, where they suffer, and where they hope. I like to use the image of a field hospital to describe this ‘Church that goes forth’. …It is a place for urgent care."
#thewordheals is the Daughters of St. Paul’s Online Mission Advancement Campaign theme. Donations to #TheWordHeals fund vital growth for our mission. Contributions fund projects that make "urgent care" possible through the healing Word of God present in people's everyday encounters with media.
Join us in prayer. Spread the word. Make a contribution. Commit to being a partner in healing the world by creating a page, setting a goal, and sharing your novena or your story. Our goal for this Annual Mission Campaign is to raise $80,000 this year.