Pious Disciples of the Divine Master
PIOUS DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER
(PDDM, Official Catholic Directory #0980); a religious congregation of women with papal approval (1960), founded at Alba (Cuneo), Italy, in 1924 by Don Giacomo Alberione, the founder of eight congregations known collectively as the Famiglia Paolina or Pauline Family. Besides daily eucharistic adoration, the sisters perform domestic services in houses of the Famiglia Paolina ; operate homes for sick or retired clergy; and engage in various forms of the liturgical ministries. The generalate is in Rome; the U.S. headquarters is in Staten Island, NY.
[m. f. marchegiani/eds.]