The love of Christ impels us to manifest His tenderness and love.
Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
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 36 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.
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)