First Rush Event = Success!

Rush has officially begun!  We had a great turnout at our introductory tea this afternoon.  Current Daughters mingled with prospective Daughters as we sipped tea/hot cocoa and munched on delicious treats.  Take a look!

Rush: Spring 2014

It's that wonderful time of the year again- Rush Season!  A week filled with fun events and bonding time for current and prospective members.  If you're interested, be sure to try out some of our activities!  Check the calendar below for more details.

Apple Pie Bake-A-Thon Coming Up!

Join your fellow Daughters as we make pies to support the various ministries at St. Paul's Parish!  We will be baking on Friday, January 31 from 7pm-10pm.  No baking experience necessary!

Christmas Semi-Formal: Saturday December 7

Join the Harvard Daughters of Isabella and Knights of Columbus at our Christmas Semi-Formal. It's sure to be lots of fun!


The Harvard Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Students Association put on a successful White Ribbon Against Pornography week to teach the Harvard community about the dangers of pornography.  We thank all of the great speakers for participating.

Baking Party Fun

The Daughters had a great time baking and playing games together.  Take a look at that cross and crown symbol on a cookie!

Fortnight for Freedom: June 21 to July 4

The U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services.
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Who was Isabella the Catholic?

“It was Isabel, far more than even bold Ferdinand, who had made Spain the that was about to burst the ancient bonds of the Ocean and transform the girdle of the world. She had united Spain, brought it justice, law, and order; she inspired it with a renewed awareness of its Catholic identity and mission; now she was about to complete the centuries-old task of its re-conquest.
Isabel the Catholic is probably the greatest woman ruler in history. Born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres in Castile in 1451, she was thirty six years olf in 1487, at the height of her powers, nearing the summit of her career. She was adored by her people and especially her soldiers, a golden-haired beauty with blue-green eyes who prayed the divine office every day like a nun, trusting in God for all things; who once rose two hundred miles without rest in a crisis (the last fifty at night in the rain), and tamed a rebel city with a word; who had borne and was raising five children, and knitted her husband’s shirts herself; with love for her God and her people and her husband and her children sparking like a hearth-fire and her will like a Toledo blade”
Our Lady of Guadelupe and the Conquest of Darkness, Warren H. Carroll

Mother's Day Drive

The Daughters are hosting a Mother's Day Drive for crisis pregnancy mothers in the Boston area at St. Paul's Parish. Donation bins are in the back of the Church. We are accepting any new items for babies, but are especially in need of summer-weight maternity wear. 

We will be collecting items until May 12th! Thank you for your generosity!

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

This Easter Season we once again have the amazing opportunity to participate in the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary! Louis de Montfort's Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary concludes with the act of consecration on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, on April 8th.

The Total Consecration is principally an interior devotion. It consists of offering all that we do to Jesus through his Mother, and through a few minutes of prayer each day. Even if you missed them this time around, they can be said privately leading up to or starting with any Marian Feast Day. The devotion can be accessed at

Divine Mercy Novena

The Harvard Daughters of Isabella will be participating in a Divine Mercy Novena together from Good Friday until Divine Mercy Sunday. All are invited to join us in this devotion!

To say the Divine Mercy Chaplet, begin with an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Apostle's Creed. 

Then, on the large bead before each decade:
Eternal Father,
I offer you the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity,
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins 
and those of the whole world.
On the ten small beads of each decade, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Conclude with (Say 3 Times):
Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.

Holy Week at St. Paul's

Monday (3/25) – Wednesday (3/27)
Daily Mass – 8:00 AM & 12:10 PM (Monday & Wednesday) 
8:00 AM (Tuesday ONLY) Confession – Wednesday – 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Holy Thursday (3/28)
Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM
With Procession to the Altar of Reposition followed by 
Adoration until 10:15 PM with Compline 
The Reverend Matthew J. Westcott, Principal Celebrant and Homilist

Good Friday (3/29)
Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM
Passion of the Christ, screened by the Knights & Daughters of Isabella - 12:00 PM - Harvard Catholic Center Lounge, followed by
Divine Mercy Chaplet, led by the Knights of Columbus - 2:30 PM
The Reverend George S. Salzmann, OSFS, Celebrant and Homilist
IHOP with FOCUS - Midnight, after the fast ends

Holy Saturday (3/30)
Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM
The Reverend Michael E. Drea, Principal Celebrant and Homilist

Easter Sunday (3/31)
9:00 AM HOLY MASS (St. Paul’s Parish Choir)
11:00 AM TWO HOLY MASSES (Upper Church – St. Paul’s Choir of Men & Boys) (Lower Church – St. Paul’s Parish Choir)

Welcome, New Daughters!

We are excited to announce the names of our seven new Daughters!

Margot Taylor, 

Vanessa Gonzalez, 

Mary-Grace Reeves,

Liliana Serrano, 

Joanna Koczuk,

Lauren Claus,

Annmarie Barrett

Welcome to our sisterhood!