Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I hope everyone has had a blessed Advent! In these last days of our Christmas novena we are keeping you and all of your intentions in our prayers. Let us rejoice as we remember the coming of our Lord to earth!
Wednesday December 31st 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday January 1st Closed
God Bless you!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Our award ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th (the day of our Baby Jesus Party).
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We just finished praying together (hence the lit candles!), and we prayed for all of you and your intentions during this Thanksgiving holiday.
I can't think of a more fitting prayer of thanksgiving for this post than that of St. Paul to the Philippians. Think of it as being addressed to you personally!
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God's grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus.
And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 3:11)
I never knew Fr. Alberione personally (he died in 1971), but I've witnessed his spirit alive in the many sisters with whom I've lived. They too spend themselves every day to proclaim God's gracious gift in Jesus, who is our Way, our Truth, and our Life. Now that's something to be thankful for!
Blessed James Alberione, pray for us!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
As many of you know, Fr. Kennedy is a priest of the archdiocese who currently serves as chaplain at Sequoia and Kaiser Hospitals. He is a wonderful and engaging speaker, and his presentation will explore how, for Saul turned Paul, the road to Damascus marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with the Risen Christ and shaped his understanding of Christian discipleship.
Please join us for this free lecture right here at our Book Center on next Thursday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m.
Sr. Kelly got here on Sunday (yes--during that rainy spell we just had...), and she has already been helping at the Book Center on Broadway. This weekend, she will also be participating in the parish display which we will be having at St. Matthew's Church in San Mateo. We've been telling her how Californians are the FRIENDLIEST people on the planet, and she's eagerly looking forward to meeting many of you! In the meantime, our community has grown again to four sisters (thank you, Jesus!)
I'll try to interview Kelly in an upcoming post to share a little more with you about her background and especially her journey in religious life so far. Please keep her and this important time in her formation in your prayers.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We had a great turnout for Fr. Witherup last week--and everyone loved his lecture on St. Paul.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
A member of the Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians), Fr. Witherup was recently elected Superior General of the Order. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies and is the former academic dean, vice rector, and professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick's Seminary. Plan on coming early, to make sure you get a good seat for this wonderful event!
Webcam chat at Ustream
Thursday, September 18, 2008
First off, the reason I (Sr. Donna) wasn't able to keep up with the blog was because I spent a whole month in Boston at our motherhouse. After a blissful 7-day retreat (during which I prayed for all of you!), I helped out with not just one but TWO new choral recording projects. That's right--two projects are slated for release in early-to-mid 2008. One of the albums will be a follow-up to our Catholic Favorites, which we released this past year. The other is a new genre for us: Latin sacred chant with gorgeous arrangements and hauntingly beautiful instrumentation. I think this is going to be one of our best yet! So stay tuned for more information on this new project.
In the meantime, one of our sisters put together a "behind-the-scenes" video, which I hope you enjoy (it's actually quite entertaining!):
And while the two new albums won't be released until next year, we DO have a new "anniversary album" that was released this month--celebrating 20 years of making beautiful (we hope!) music for God. This album is a compilation of favorites we've sung together over these 20 years. My, my...how time flies!
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
On Eagle's Wings
Be Not Afraid
They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love
and many more!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Regular book center hours resume on Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 A.M., with our Veggie Tales Saturday event at 11:00 A.M.
Monday, June 30, 2008
The Masses included a special entrance procession with a beautiful icon of Paul. Copies of the Letters of St. Paul, which we recently published, were available for the people to purchase after Mass. Reading Paul's letters is the best way to understand the Apostle's mind and heart.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Lots of good resources and helpful information here. An interesting bit: what is believed to be the surviving links to St. Paul's chain (worn during his final imprisonment shortly before his martyrdom) are currently on display next to the tomb of the Apostle.
Ah, to be in Rome for the opening of the Pauline Year...!
Friday, June 27, 2008
The schedule is as follows:
10:15 - 11:15: Showing of the PBS documentary From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians (Part I)
11:30 - 12:15: Sr. Susan's presentation on The Conversion of St. Paul
12:30 - 3:00: Continuation of Parts II, III, and IV of From Jesus to Christ.All are invited to this special celebration at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1219 Excelsion Avenue, Oakland, CA.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Year of St. Paul officially opens this Saturday, June 28th! Can you tell we Daughters of Paul are excited?
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Again, the Year of St. Paul officially opens next Sunday, June 29th. Praying the novena is a great way to begin this special year in the Church!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
No sign up is required, but if you would like your child to attend, please e-mail us at PaulineRedwood@gmail.com and let us know your child's name and age. We 'd like to have an idea of how many attendees to expect.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
What: "Saint Paul, the Man and His Letters"-- A lecture by Fr. David Pettingill
When: Thursday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Pauline Books & Media, Redwood City
Why: To learn more about the life and teachings of this great, passionate lover of Christ!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Culver City, CA
(Registration deadline is June 28, 2008)
The National Film Retreat is an inter-faith project of the Partnership for Spirituality and Film and the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals
This year's theme is Melting Pots: Food & Family
For more information and to download the registration form, visit
Sr. Rose Pacatte, Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies, has a M.Ed. in Media Studies from the University of London. This Daughter of St. Paul has been working in the area of media literacy education for many years. She is the author of several books published by Pauline Books & Media and is a film columnist for St. Anthony Messenger Magazine http://www.americancatholic.org/
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Fr. Pettingill’s warm style, ease with Sacred Scripture, and expertise as a professor added up to a thoroughly enjoyable experience as we listened and discovered more about Paul, whose love for Christ and zeal for the Gospel had him traverse the then-known world not once but THREE times.
Paul’s surrender to the Risen Lord Jesus and his response to the revelation of Christ became the driving force of his life and caused him to become a prolific writer and speaker. Fr. Pettingill discussed the “letter” as a literary form and introduced the topics he will cover in next month's talk, which will delve into the principal themes of Paul’s letters to the Galatians, Romans, Corinthians, and Ephesians.
Spontaneous questions and sharing among the lively participants, an ample display of supplementary readings and CDs, and a wonderful pictorial art exhibit of the Apostle Paul were other appreciated features of the evening.
Be sure to join us for Fr. Pettingill’s second lecture on Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
And more events have been planned to celebrate this special jubilee year...so please stay tuned!
Among the many mysteries unveiled in this book, we learn about the secret meetings between Cardinal Bertone and a nun who for decades had knocked mostly in vain at the door of the Vatican.... Cardinal Bertone's notes reveal to us the real Lucia, whom the cardinal describes as a persistent, stubborn, exuberant Carmelite nun.... [Lucia] introduces us to the "meta-story" of Fatima and sets aside once and for all the suspicions that the Fatima texts were doctored to hide the truth.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
O Mary, you who are Queen of the Apostles, intervene with your protection that the light of the Gospel may reach all peoples.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
You may also wish to check out Amazing Grace for Mothers, a wonderful book filled with examples and stories of faith and inspiration.
Monday, May 5, 2008
For those who would like to learn more about Mary under this title, just click on this link.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Pope Benedict will be in the U.S. from April 15 - 21. The theme of his visit, "Christ Our Hope," ties in beautifully with his newest encyclical, Spe Salvi ("Saved in Hope"), which we will begin studying together on April 22nd (see posting below for more info). And isn't the logo above, published by the USCCB and reproduced with their kind permission, striking?
As you know, we have many resources available on the pope and his thought. His recently-published Jesus of Nazareth, in which the pope shows us Jesus as the Son who "lives before the face of God..., in the most intimate unity with the Father," is especially masterful.
More to follow!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
- What are the vital ingredients that make a work of fiction “Catholic”?
- How do these ingredients influence the way Catholic writers tell their stories?
- Can works of Catholic fiction guide, encourage, and challenge us in living the Catholic faith today?
So please mark your calendars and join us! Whether you prefer mystery or dogma, adventure or history—this lecture will provide you with new insights into the works of some of the great Catholic writers.
[Catholic doctrine and practice]
is vital to me.”
Thursday, March 27, 2008
According to the notebooks of St. Faustina, Jesus made the following statements about this day of special devotion:
"On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity." (Diary of Saint Faustina, 699)We have a number of Divine Mercy resources available here at Pauline Books & Media. The following are just a few suggestions:
Mercy Minutes: Daily Gems to Transform Your Prayer Life
paperback, 450 pages, $12.95
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy Sung by Still Waters and Friends, CD, $14.00
Generations Unite in Prayer: The Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song, DVD, $20.00