22 Nov 2019

Moving tribute to Daughters of St Paul

The Southern Cross  |  November 22 2019

Moving tribute to Daughters of St Paul

After 57 years serving the South Australian Catholic community, the Daughters of St Paul were farewelled at a thanksgiving Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral last night.

The Daughters have closed their Pauline Books and Media Centre store in Hindmarsh Square, signalling the end of their presence in Adelaide.

In a touching homily, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ said it was a sad occasion for the Sisters and those they had served so well.

“The book store and media centre staffed by the Sisters and devoted lay people was a place of pilgrimage, a place of advice and counsel, a spiritual centre in the heart of Adelaide,” he said.

“Country people made sure to come there to the book store because those resources weren’t available and priests would make a pilgrimage to pick up what they needed for Scripture and liturgy resources…it was a place of witness of the work of the Sisters in opening up the Word made flesh.”

Bishop O’Kelly said when the Sisters first arrived in Adelaide and set up a shop adjacent to St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral – their first bookstore in Australia – they lived at St Peters and would go “door to door” with a suitcase of books.

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Click here to hear Bishop Greg's homily from the Thanksgiving Mass.

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