History and Identity - India

We are a Congregation of women consecrated to God in the Church to evangelize through the instruments of social communication. Founded in Alba, Italy by Blessed James Alberione on 15 June 1915, we are part of a group of Institutes he started that all together make up the Pauline Family.

Ever attentive to the signs of the times and to the changes taking place in the 20th century, Fr. James Alberione intuitively understood the special role woman could play in society and in the Church. He also grasped the unique contribution that consecrated women could make to evangelization in the far-reaching and complex world of communications.

Under the wise and prophetic guidance of Sr. Thecla Merlo, the Institute concretized the charism given to Fr. Alberione by God.

The name Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) indicates the profound relationship between the members of the Institute and St. Paul. In the footsteps of the Apostle and animated by his same spirit, we strive to live and proclaim Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life in the modern areopagus of communication. St. Paul is the inspiration and model of our life, spirituality and mission.

Today, the Institute is present and active in 52 nations on all the world’s continents.


Copyright ©www.paoline.org

In India, we began in 1951 with a house at Vile Parle, Mumbai. Soon we opened our Printing Press and Publishing House in Bandra, Mumbai at 143 Waterfield Road, where it still stands. This complex consists of a Publishing House, a Formation House, Provincialate and the Local Community of Sisters. Besides we have 14 houses and run 15 Pauline Book & Media Centres nation-wide. In a few places we also run Catholic Enquiry Centres, Libraries or Book Centre Extensions for other Catholic Religious or Diocesan instituions.

In Bandra, Mumbai  at our Publishing House outlet, books are made available at PAULINE BOOK & MEDIA CENTRE  on a discounted rate as it is part of the Publishing House.  We also have books, multimedia, religious articles of gift value and published and manufactured by other companies/ Publishing houses.

We (Daughters of St Paul or PAULINE SISTERS BOMBAY SOCIETY)  are a CHARITABLE TRUST, under the Bombay Chartiable Trust Act of 1951.

This website www.paulineindia.org has an online shop, for its transactions of sale of productions.