The love of Christ impels us to manifest His tenderness and love.
Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
ABOUT US

Short SPC Profile:

We are  Sisters of St. Paul, a missionary Congregation, founded in 1696, by Fr. Louis Chauvet, parish priest of  Levesville-la-Chenard, a little village in the region of Beauce, some 80 kilometers southeast of Paris.

Our first house in the center of the village belonged to him.

Our first chapel was the parish church, our first field of apostolate, the surrounding hamlets.

Our first mission consisted in working to improve the human and spiritual level of the villagers by educating the girls and visiting the poor and the sick.
    (excerpts from the Draft of a Rule, Chapter I)

Now, we are present in 40 countries spread out in the 5 continents of the world, still faithful to our first mission but intensely to make the presence of Jesus felt in the many and different faces of  the last, the least and the lost.


The love of Christ continues to impel us to manifest his tenderness and goodness to all.

Throughout the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, since the early start of its foundation up to today's realities of its mission, one can clearly detect the presence of the Holy Spirit.  still faithful to our first mission but intensely to make the presence of Jesus felt in the many and different faces of  the last, the least and the lost.


The love of Christ continues to impel us to manifest his tenderness and goodness to all.

Throughout the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, since the early start of its foundation up to today's realities of its mission, one can clearly detect the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

The essential values of the Gospel of Christ as preached by St. Paul with such intensity are reflected through the heritage, the charism and the apostolic spirituality of the Congregation. Because of their fidelity to Paul's teaching, Sisters are imbued with a spirituality centered on Christ and they continually seek to respond better to the Lord's call and to be living witnesses of the Gospel in today's world.    (excerpt on Council of Cong. - A Journey of Faith and Hope towards the Future, 1998)

We continue to heed the signs of the times, by being alive in the Word of the Gospel, so as to become light for others."Let your light  shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." (Mt. 5:16)
The result of our Chapter in 2013, profoundly reflected our passion for Christ which impels us to increase our efforts to reach out to the newer areopaghi of today to:

a.  Families in various  difficulties : mono-parental multi-cultural …


b.  Children/  youth who are abused, exploited,   neglected… 


c.  Victims of physical or psychological violence
d. Persons who are marginalized, isolated, homeless, addicted, etc.


e. Persons using the internet and means of social communication


f.  Sick, elderly, physically and mentally challenged persons


g.  Refugees, migrants, victims of catastrophes an  of war


h.  Non-believers, and those who seek meaning in their lives

Our passion for Christ also impels us to intensify apostolic endeavors such as:

1. Offering pastoral services in the diocese,
2. Organizing places of work to employ the deprived,
3.  Helping immigrants learn the language
4.  Participating in inter-religious dialogue
5.  Providing boarding houses for poor students,
6.  Going out to meet people to share the Word of God with them, and to accompany the ecclesial communities,
7.  Zeal in continuing our actual apostolic activities

WE EVANGELIZE BY THE STRENGTH OF OUR WITNESS OF FRATERNAL  COMMUNION

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jn. 13:35

Our communion with Christ is the source of our fraternal communion. A community centered on the Eucharist and on the Word of God becomes a light that witnesses to a life of unity in diversity.

Our international community testifies that fraternal intercultural life is possible, and even joyful, in a globalized world where more and more individualism and nationalism reign.



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