In 1552, by a Papal decree, the Angelic Sisters were asked to become of cloistered life, thus discontinuing their active apostolate. It was not until 1926 that another Papal decree, dated July 5 (feast of Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria) authorized the Congregation of the Angelic Sisters of Saint Paul to restore its original purpose of active life.
The Angelic Sisters are serving the Church in Italy, Brazil, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, Spain, Portugal, Kosovo, United States, Albania, Philippines, Chile and recently in Poland, Indonesia, and Rwanda.
The BULL OF APPROVAL
The Congregation of the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul was approved by Pope Paul III on January 15, 1535.
Cross, Host and Chalice - symbols of devotion to the Eucharist and to Christ Crucified, the special twofold spirituality given to the Angelic Sisters by their founder, St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
The letters P. A. - initials of St. Paul the Apostle, the patron of the Angelic Sisters
Lilies - symbol of the vow of virginity and sign of the Angelic Sisters' exclusive love for Christ
Crown of Thorns - symbol of the motto of St. Paul, "I preach Christ Crucified" (1 C0r. 1:23)