When they first came to Los Angeles in 1987, the Daughters of St. Paul were known nationally as “blue-collar sisters.”
The Daughters would stand at a register all day in one of their bookstores, taking orders and fulfilling the duties of the service industry. At their printing plant in Boston, sisters would work the press producing books that other sisters would sell at their Catholic bookstore on Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City, one of many such stores across the country.
“We are women religious who are in business,” said Pauline Sister Danielle Victoria Lussier, who previously worked at a center in Manhattan before relocating to the Daughters’ publishing house in Boston. “We’re called to consecrate this work in a different way.”