Saint Paul University Iloilo

Impelled by the love of CHRIST, and on the invitation and support of His Eminence Denis Cardinal Dougherty, Bishop of Jaro, The Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres began their apostolic activities in Iloilo by establishing St. Paul’s Hospital in 1911.

With great desire emboldened by the formative component of their mission, coupled with the pressing need of the hospital for trained competent Catholic nurses, the Sisters under the leadership of Mother Josephine de Jesus opened the School of Nursing in June, 1946.

The year 2004 marks an important milestone in the life of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, their 100th year in the Philippines.

This year, too, on March 10, 2004, The St. Paul University System was awarded by the Commission on Higher Education to the six tertiary schools of the Congregation, namely: St. Paul University Quezon City, St. Paul University Manila, St. Paul University Dumaguete, St. Paul University Iloilo, St. Paul University Surigao, and St. Paul University Philippines in Tuguegarao as the lead University of the System.

On June 21, 2004, Sr. Carolina Agravante, SPC was formally installed as the first University President in a solemn but joyful ceremony held in the Marian Hall. In attendance were the academic circle of the city, alumni, members of the University System and the whole Paulinian Family of St. Paul University Iloilo.



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