1904 - On October 29. 1904. seven Sisters of the Congregation of
the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres established its first foundation in the Philippines
in Dumaguete. Negros Oriental. The Sisters, coming from their mission in Vietnam,
responded to the invitation of the Most Reverend Frederick Rooker of the Diocese
of Iloilo, to which Dumaguete then belonged. They were Mother Marthe de St Paul,
Superior, Sr. Marie Louise du Sacre Couer. Sr. Ange Marie, Sr. Anne de la Croix,
Sr. Charles de Genes. Sr. Catherine, and Sr. Josephine. The seven sisters were immediately
sent to take over the direction of a boarding school with 26 girls, located near
the Cathedral. It was the first foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of
St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) in the Philippines.
The Seven Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
The first seven sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
who came to the Philippines in 1904
Prayer to St. Paul
St. Paul, our father and our model, obtain for us the heart of an apostle, a heart big as the world. Give us your ardent zeal for the glory of God.
May our life be consumed after your example in the midst of work and of fatigue, even through sufferings and trials of all kinds.
Help us to respond with joy and generosity to the call of God, to make Him known and loved. Obtain for us your burning love for Jesus Christ,
who has made of you another Christ. May the Lord live in us as he live in you, for the glory of the Trinity and the salvation of the world. Amen.