Provincial Councillor Sr Cora Damalerio, accompanied by the local community of the Daughters of St Paul, pays a courtesy call on Archbishop John Wong at his office at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre Karamunsing on 5 Aug. L-R: Sr Bibianah, Sr Cora, Sr Jennifer, Abp Wong, Sr Magdalene, Sr Roseling

By Sr Anna Yap

August 12 2022

KARAMUNSING – Provincial Councillor Sr Cora Damalerio, accompanied by the local community of the Daughters of St Paul, paid a courtesy call on Archbishop John Wong at his office at the Catholic Archdiocesan Centre here on 5 Aug 2022. 

Sr Cora was here to visit the sisters Aug 2-7, and left for Manila Aug 8.

The Daughters of St Paul is an international congregation of religious women committed to evangelisation through witness of life and proclamation of the Gospel with the means of social communication. 

They were founded in Alba Italy on 15 June 1915 by Blessed James Alberione, whose prophetic vision and passionate love for the word of God propel the congregation to always seek new ways and places to evangelise. 

Ever attentive to the signs of the times, Blessed Alberione intuitively understood the special role women could play in society and in the Church. 

He also grasped the unique contribution that consecrated women could make to evangelisation in the far-reaching and complex world of communications. 

The Daughters of St Paul is one of the five religious congregations founded by Blessed Alberione which, together with four aggregated institutes and the Pauline Cooperators, make up the Pauline Family. 

The Daughters of St Paul first came to North Borneo from the Philippines at the invitation of Bishop James Buis in 1961. 

They were able to stay here for ten years, after which they had to leave the state in 1971 due to immigration reasons. 

Only after 18 years in 1989, were they able to respond to the invitation extended to them by Bishop Simon Fung in 1984 to return to serve in his diocese.

Currently, the sisters operate a media centre at Jalan Sang Kancil Satu Karamunsing, conduct book missions in the parishes, and organise media and information literacy education programmes (MILE) whenever they are invited.