Book Center Inauguration in Santa Cruz de la Sierra


On 27 April 2023, Bishop Emeritus Sergio Gualbeti blessed the new FSP Book Center in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. After several years of searching, dreaming and worrying about the need to continually move their existing Center from one place to another, the day finally came when, blessed by God and supported by the sisters of the circumscription and the Institute’s General Government, a beautiful and suitable locale was found. Sr. Gabriela Santon, delegation superior, thanked God for all the Daughters of St. Paul present in Bolivia and for this new and very functional center, “which we consider a ‘temple,’” she said, quoting Blessed James Alberione, “from which to carry out our mission of communicating the Good News of the Gospel to the people of Santa Cruz, in communion with the Church present in this part of the world.”

Our best wishes to our sisters can be summed up in these words of Pope Francis: “Look to the past with gratitude, live the present with passion, and embrace the future with hope.”