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Monday, June 30, 2008

More speaking engagements...

Yesterday, for the beginning of the Year of St. Paul, Sr. Germana Santos (Sr. Armanda's sister) spoke at all the Masses at St. Leander Parish in San Leandro.

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

Official Website for Year of St. Paul

Here is the link to the official website coming out of the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome (and it's in English--yay!):

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

Speaking Engagement for Year of Paul

Sr. Susan James will be speaking on St. Paul tomorrow, June 28th, at St. Margaret Mary Church in Oakland. She is actually part of a day-long program the parish is offering on Paul.

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

Potluck lunch

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

Where can you find a good biography on Paul? Where else?

Sr. Julia Mary (she of the Best Catholic Books video series that you can watch here on YouTube) has posted a good write-up for a biography on St. Paul we published a couple of years ago, entitled Paul: Least of the Apostles. I can't say it any better than she, so please follow this link to read Sr. Julia's take on the book. Then, of course, you'll want to stop by our Center and pick up a copy of said book for your first great read of the summer.

The Year of St. Paul officially opens this Saturday, June 28th! Can you tell we Daughters of Paul are excited?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fr. Pettingill's Talks on St. Paul Now Available

We had a nice large group on hand the other evening for Fr. Pettingill's dynamic presentation on Paul the Apostle. It was a great way to begin the Year of Paul!

For those who may be interested, we are able to provide audio CDs of Father's two presentations. Please call 369-4230 for more information.

Sung Novena to St. Paul

Our Sister Anne Joan in Chicago (you can link to her blog here!) has put together a nice video for the novena to St. Paul. This is the novena that we Daughters of St. Paul pray every year before St. Paul's feast. This year, as always, we remember your special intentions in our prayers!

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

Bible Story Hour Saturdays in July

Attention, Parents! Every Saturday in July, beginning July 5 at 11:00 a.m., we will be hosting a Children's Bible Story Hour, featuring a Veggie Tales or Bugtime Adventures DVD, a related activity or game (with prizes!), and yummy refreshments. Children ages 3 and up are invited (accompanied by parent, please).

No sign up is required, but if you would like your child to attend, please e-mail us at 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

Fr. Pettingill's next talk on St. Paul

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Fr. David Pettingill's follow-up presentation on Paul, exploring the Apostle's writings with a view to understanding his pastoral theology and vision of Christ.

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!

For more information, call 650-369-4230

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ever Made a "Film Retreat"?


the 9th Annual National Film Retreat

hosted by the Pauline Center for Media Studies
Culver City, CA

Date: Friday, July 4 – Sunday, July 6, 2008
(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

Local Marian Author Will Stop by Tomorrow!

Pauline Books & Media is pleased and excited to welcome Ginny Kubitz Moyer, author of the new book Mary and Me, who will be appearing here tomorrow. She will speak about her book to the Pauline Women's Book Club, which meets every other Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. You may have seen the recent article about Ginny, who lives in the S.F. Bay area, in the Catholic San Francisco. As she explains at her website, the book is the fruit of her own interest in learning what Mary means to Catholic women today. The stories and insights she gathered for the book come from women ages twenty-four to ninety-two and are "thought-provoking, enlightening, at times amusing, at times deeply moving."

Copies of the book are available for purchase at our Book Center. Order yours today!