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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fr. Pettingill to speak this Wednesday

This is just a reminder that Fr. David Pettingill's next talk is TOMORROW, May 20th, at 7:00 p.m. here in our Book Center. The title of the talk is Paul and His Friends; in it, Father will explore the strong collaborative relationships Paul forged which helped him in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus to the ends of the world.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Celebration in Honor of St. Paul

The Diocese of Fresno and the Pauline Family in northern California are sponsoring a special two-day celebration in honor of St. Paul. The theme of the event is "St. Paul in the 21st Century" and will feature talks (both in English and Spanish) by various Pauline speakers, including our own Sr. Rose Pacatte, Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City. It all begins Friday evening, May 29th, and concludes Saturday, May 30th.

If you are interested in attending one or both days, please stop by our Pauline Center and ask for a registration form.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Year for Priests

You may already have heard that Pope Benedict has announced a special Year for Priests, to begin this June 19th, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The theme for the year is "faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of priests," and the celebration coincides with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Jean Marie Vianney, also known as the Cure of Ars. The Cure (pronounced cure-AY; it's missing the accent mark) lived and ministered in France in the 1800s. He is the patron of priests and is renowned for his pastoral spirit, holiness of life, and remarkable gifts as a confessor.

According to Zenit, the Vatican is also offering a plenary indulgence for all the faithful during this year:
For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening and closing days of the Year for Priests, on the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, on the first Thursday of the month, or on any other day established by the ordinaries of particular places for the good of the faithful.

To obtain the indulgence the faithful must attend Mass in an oratory or Church and offer prayers to "Jesus Christ, supreme and eternal Priest, for the priests of the Church, or perform any good work to sanctify and mould them to his heart."

The conditions for the faithful for earning a plenary indulgence are to have gone to confession and prayed for the intentions of the Pope.

June is usually a time of priestly jubilees and ordinations. This special year provides a great opportunity to show gratitude for the dedicated ministry of so many wonderful priests in our lives. Here at Pauline Books & Media, we have every kind of gift idea to help you say "thank you."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking for some Marian inspiration this May?

Yesterday, May 13th, marked 92 years since the first of the Blessed Mother's apparitions at Fatima. At a Mass celebrated there for the anniversary of the apparitions, the Cardinal Archbishop spoke about Mary as being a guiding light for us during current times of global economic crisis and disorientation: "Mary helps to keep alive the attitudes of attention, service, gift and gratuitousness," he said. "With the example and the help of the Virgin, Christian communities continue the mission of bringing [people] to an encounter with Christ, and because of this, we invoke her again as the Star of the new evangelization."

Since May is a month devoted to Mary, and in light of yesterday's feast day, you
may be interested in one of our newer titles at Pauline Books & Media. The Shepherds of Fátima draws from historical sources and eyewitness accounts to tell the captivating tale of Mary’s appearances at Fátima, Portugal, in 1917. The author, Fr. Fernando Silva, leads readers into the story by exploring the lives and experiences of the three shepherd children—Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto. This well-researched account reads like a novel; you don't want to miss out on such a great read!

Paperback, 256 pages (with photos included), $19.95
Call or e-mail us to order.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Come & See Discernment Weekend, May 22-25, 2009


(with prayer–talks–sharing–Eucharistic adoration–silence–discernment helps—community life)

Who: Young Women ages 17-30
who are discerning a call to religious life

May 22 @ 6pm – May 25 @ 1pm (2009)

Where: Daughters of St. Paul Convent
3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Why: To better understand how God is calling YOU to return his love in your life.

Limited spaces available! Applications due 5/19/2009.

Suggested offering to cover costs: $20

For applications, please contact:

Sr. Tracey (310.488.2767)

Sr. Margaret Michael (703.549.1323)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Theology of the Body on Nightline

I missed this the other evening, but it seems that Christopher West, popular author and speaker on the subject of John Paul II's Theology of the Body, was interviewed on ABC's program, Nightline. You can still view the piece by following this link.

West is the author of our best-selling book, Theology of the Body Explained. In this book he masterfully explores John Paul's thought and Catholic teaching on love and sexuality. As he explains in his interview with Nightline: "How do we live our sexuality in a way that points us to ultimate love and ultimate happiness and ultimate fulfillment?" As millions of people have discovered, the Theology of the Body provides such a blueprint.

We have a growing selection of publications on the Theology of the Body, including John Paul's own original catechesis, Man and Woman He Created Them. Please call or come in to our Center to see the many available resources on this subject.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Practicing Lectio Divina

This is just a reminder that Sr. Germana's second talk on Lectio Divina is this evening, Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. We hope you can join us!

Also, if you are interested in joining a Lectio group to meet and share God's Word on a regular basis, please let us know! All you need is your bible and a willingness to embrace God's Word in your own daily life.

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Catholic Alternative to School Bookfairs

Catholic Online just did an article on our new School bookfair program, JClub. You can read the article here.

This is an exciting new program for us at Pauline Books & Media. Basically, JClub provides quality Catholic content for kids. The program is intended to promote reading good books and offer another media alternative to kids besides the world of gaming, television, movies, and the Internet.

To complement the book fairs, Pauline Books & Media has also created a companion website called JClub: A Catholic Place for Kids ( The site is GREAT and will provide supplemental, educational, and FUN materials for students, parents, and teachers. The website includes saint biographies, games, polls, quizzes, stories, guided prayers, music, printable coloring pages and educational aids, and more. Every school that wants to run a book fair receives a print edition of JClub for the students that includes, along with the book fair order form, Bible stories, games, activities, comics, reviews, and other additional Catholic material.

So please help us get the word out about this amazing initiative. And check out the site for yourself.