On Sunday, 10 October 2010, BBC 1 Songs of Praise broadcast a tribute to St Paul. Pam Rhodes goes on a pilgrimage to Turkey to discover more about the life of the apostle Paul, who brought Christianity to the western world, and introduces a selection of hymns. She concludes the program with a visit to the Daughters of St Paul in London and Langley. Songs of Praise is the only religious BBC television programme scheduled for peak time viewing with an average audience of 2.5 million. If you did not see it, click here for a link to the program on BBC iPlayer. It’ll be available until 17 October 2010 in the UK.
St Paul is the great apostle whose passion and zeal for the Gospel of Christ made him all things to all people. He went on missionary journeys to bring Jesus to everyone, suffered all kinds of tribulations and yet remained steadfast in hope, unflinching in faith and constant in love.
His message continues to inspire countless people today; among them are the Daughters of St Paul. The program interviewed some of the Sisters and showed how they use the means of communication to spread the Gospel. The short segment gives a glimpse of their life, their mission in the Church and raison d‘être. Here are a few photos from the clip for those who cannot access the video.
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There are four Pauline Books & Media Centres in the UK: London, Liverpool, Newcastle and Glasgow. The central house of the Daughters of St Paul in the UK is in Langley, Slough where there is a production centre, the head office, plus the warehouse and distribution centre. There is also an online catalogue of Pauline productions at www.pauline-uk.org which include books, CD-ROMs, music CDs, DVDs, posters, cards, and other resources for ministry, education and spiritual growth. The sisters are also active in the different ministries in their parishes.
Present in 53 countries throughout the world, the Daughters of St Paul carry out different forms of apostolate. This apostolic dynamism can only be sustained by a life of prayer and listening to the voice of the Master who continues to call everyone to fullness of life and love.
We thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity of sharing the Pauline spirit to a wider audience and pray for more workers in the vineyard. If you are a young lady who feel the call of the Lord to make a difference by becoming his messenger like Paul, or if you know someone who might be interested in serving the Lord as a religious sister, please get in touch. We would be happy to hear from you.