St. Paul University Manila
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St. Paul University Manila, also referred to as SPUM or SPU Manila, is a private, Catholic coeducational university. It was previously an all-girls' school and turned co-ed beginning school year 2005-2006. The college was established in 1912 by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC), a congregation founded in Chartres, France in 1698.
|St. Paul Institution (1912-)|
St. Paul College of Manila
|Motto||Caritas Christi Urget Nos (Latin)|
Motto in English
|The charity of Christ urges us|
|Type||Private Roman Catholic research non-profit coeducational basic and higher education institution|
|Founder||Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres|
|Roman Catholic Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres|
|President||Sr. Ma. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC|
(VP for Academic Services)
(VP for Student Services)
Sr. Jesusa Taccad, SPC
(VP for Chritian Formation)
Sr.Alegria Avellaneda, SPC (VP for Administrative Services) Sr. Ruby Abellana, SPC
(VP for Finance Services)
|Álma Mater song||The Paulinian Hymn|
On October 29, 1904, seven sisters of the congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, France established its first foundation in the Philippines in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The sisters, coming from their mission in Vietnam, responded to the invitation of Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker of the Diocese of Iloilo, to which Dumaguete then belonged. The seven sisters were Mother Marthe de St. Paul, superior; Sr. Marie Louise du Sacre Coeur; Sr. Ange Marie; Sr. Anne de la Croix; Sr. Charles de Genes; Sr. Catherine; and Sr. Josephine. St. Paul's College, Dumaguete was founded as St. Paul Academy, becoming the first St. Paul's College in the Philippines
St. Paul Academy which was located near the cathedral, accepted boys and girls and prepared them for their First Holy Communion. The sisters were installed in the old convent of the Augustinian Recollects that Bishop Rooker had offered. The parish priest transferred his residence elsewhere.
January 9, 1905, the new school opened with 30 girls (15 of whom were aged 15 to 20), four of them were boarders, and six boys. Children, women, and young men came to the school for religious instruction. Besides the regular academic courses, there were supplementary classes in music, drawing, painting, French, sewing, and embroidery. The medium of instruction was English. However, since the Americans had been in the Philippines only for five years, very few pupils were acquainted with the language. Hence, the sisters were obliged to learn Visayan and Spanish to be able to communicate with their charges.
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- Boquet, Yves (2017-04-19). The Philippine Archipelago. Springer. ISBN 9783319519265.
- "St Pauls University – History". dumagueteinfo.com. 2018. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
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