It is in the spirit of St. Paul that the Daughters of St. Paul are redesigning their presence throughout the United States to bring the message of Christ to others. With heavy heart, the sisters closed their Menlo Park bookstore, leaving the Archdiocese of San Francisco after 58 years of service — moving to Los Angeles to strengthen their presence in the Southwest and the state of California….
On January 13, a Mass of Thanksgiving was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church to thank the sisters for their service in the Archdiocese and to pray for them as they continue to work in the state of California. Sisters from across the country, including their Provincial Superior, Sister Donald Maria Lynch, flew in from Boston, Massachusetts to join in prayer and celebration.
In his homily, Archbishop Cordileone thanked the sisters for their spiritual legacy in the Archdiocese:
“We thank you for saying “yes” to your vocation, for consecrating yourselves to our Lord Jesus Christ in the community of the Daughters of St. Paul, espousing Him as your sole love and sharing Him with the world….”
In her remarks at the end of Mass, Sister Donald spoke on the hope that the spiritual seeds sown by the sisters would come to fruition….
[According to Catholic Vote.org: “The sisters will continue to serve in several locations, including Boston, MA; St. Louis, MO; Alexandria, VA; New Orleans, LA; Culver City, CA; Miami, FL; and Toronto, Canada.]