As a young woman, Paula liked to lure impressionable girls into the woods to speak about God. These gatherings in the trees formed the basis for the sisterhood she later founded.
Unable to swallow, she instead asked to kiss the Blessed Sacrament. Denied, she requested that a communion wafer be placed on her chest on a linen. A priest granted this request, and by some miracle, the host--composed of Christ's flesh--managed to penetrate her body and nourish her.