Daughters of St. Paul celebrate 100 years

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The Daughters of St. Paul joined parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Alexandria to celebrate a special Mass marking the order's 100th anniversary Feb. 25. The sisters sang during the Mass celebrated by Father Donald Fest, pastor of St. Joseph. A reception followed in the parish hall.

"It was a great opportunity to celebrate with St. Joseph Parish, who are also celebrating their 100th anniversary," said Daughter of St. Paul Sister Patricia Shaules. Those who attended the celebration were able to learn about the history of the order, which was founded during World War I by Blessed James Alberione in Alba, Italy. Sister Patricia explained that the order was founded, "to make Christ known in all available forms of media."

As part of their continuing celebration of their anniversary, the Daughters of St. Paul will host a special film screening of a new documentary on their founder April 28 at 7 p.m. in the St. Mary Church Lyceum in Alexandria.

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For more information go to daughtersofstpaul.com or call 703/549-3806.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015