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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Hours

December 24th: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Sunday -- Closed
December 27th: Closed

December 31st: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 1st: Closed

Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Minute Gift Ideas from the Sisters

Sr. Armanda: "For those who like to read, I recommend Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle. I read this book and it deeply touched me. I haven’t stopped recommending it since. For children, I recommend the gift set of The First Noel and The Beautiful Story of Jesus. These beautifully illustrated books tell the story of the birth and the life of Christ."

Sr. Jamie:  "For those with young toddlers, I recommend our brand new board book, Ten Christmas Sheep. This is a great read-along story of a young Shepherd’s experience of the birth of Christ – from the counting of his sheep, to the appearance of the angels, to the finding of the stable with the manger and the Christ child."

"For children in primary grades who enjoy arts & crafts, I recommend The Christmas Activity Book , which includes the story of the birth of Jesus, Christmas cards to create, a Christmas nativity to press out and display, and on-the-page activities that teach children in an interactive way about the birth of Christ."

Sr. Kathleen: “I recommend our new Christmas CD, Treasury of Traditional Christmas Carols. Give the gift of the sweet voices of our Sisters this Christmas. It’s beautiful for all ages! Also, our home-made fudge is another great gift idea!”

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Drop-In at the Book Center

Come and celebrate the Christmas season with the Daughters of St. Paul on Saturday December 18, 2010 between 10 am and 5 pm at Pauline Books & Media.

We know we are blessed to be part of this faithful community and we would like to show our appreciation to all our loyal friends and customers. We look forward to providing a day full of delectable treats and refreshments made by the Sisters, and an abundance of holiday cheer!

This is our opportunity to say “Thank you” for your generosity, support and friendship so please do drop in and join us for some seasonal merriment.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Children's Christmas Party -- Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!

It's that wonderful time of year again – the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Please join us for our annual Baby Jesus Christmas Party to be held at Pauline Books and Media on Saturday December 11, 2010 from 2-4 pm.
We welcome all families who are looking for an afternoon filled with fun Christmas activities, including crafts, games, and a Christmas movie. Birthday cake for Baby Jesus and other refreshments will be served.
What better way to spend an afternoon with your children, as we rejoice in the birth of Baby Jesus and share together the joy that Christmas brings.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Appreciating Art & Beauty with Sr Armanda this Advent Season

Sr. Jamie Paula: What does art mean to you?

Sr. Armanda: Art is an expression of beauty, and therefore an expression of God. It is capable of containing so much meaning. It just depends to what degree you want to look for it. I especially like art that is more complex and may not have an immediate attraction to it. It can often have deeper, hidden meanings.

Sr. Jamie Paula: When did you start making cards?

Sr. Armanda: For a long time, I just kept every beautiful card I received because I hated the thought of throwing away something so beautiful. I accumulated many cards, and wanted to find a way to use them.

I also used to keep a journal. Over time, I wanted to do something different and decided to do my journaling by expressing myself through images and art. I started using the images from the cards for my journal.

I also decided I wanted to recycle the cards in some way, and so I started collecting papers and other colorful, beautiful things like ribbon, buttons, and stickers. Other people started donating all their extra cards and other odds and ends to me.

I had always made cards here and there to give to people. And then about three years ago, I was in the infirmary in our Motherhouse in Boston recuperating from hip replacement. While there, I noticed that the older Sisters didn’t have their own set of videos on the Saints, so I asked if it might be possible to get a set for the infirmary. At this time, I started making cards, and had 100 or so cards by the time I left the infirmary. I decided to sell the cards to raise proceeds for the older Sisters to build up their video library.

Sr. Jamie Paula: What do you enjoy about making them?

Sr. Armanda: I enjoy the creative process. I enjoy taking four or five different things from different cards and making something new and unique out of them. I also like looking at all the beautiful images, and the quiet time that I devote to it. But, even though I say I enjoy the quiet, I also enjoy watching television shows on design and art while working on my cards – they give me inspiration. It gives me a certain sense of satisfaction to find a strange little piece of paper or odd little picture, and be able to incorporate it into something new and unique – everything is useful.

Sr. Jamie Paula: Is there anything you want people to know about the cards you make?

Sr. Armanda: Each card is unique and individual – there are never two alike since I use pieces from all different cards. I also like to make sure each card has meaning to it. I not only make Christmas cards, but cards for all other occasions, too, and I try to keep in mind what people might like.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Faith & Film Lectionary Night: Joseph of Nazareth

Join us this Friday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m. for another great evening of faith and film!

For this month’s Faith & Film Lectionary Night, we will be presenting Joseph of Nazareth, a great film to kick off the Advent season. This is a feature film on the story of St. Joseph – carpenter, husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. This presentation captures the humanity, holiness and the deeply spiritual aspects of the man as he experiences the profound mysteries of the divine conception and birth of Jesus Christ. We follow St. Joseph, as the protector of the Holy Family, through the journey of the incredible challenges he faces in protecting and guiding Jesus amidst the threats on his life. This is a wonderful movie for the entire family so we hope that you’ll join us this Friday for this rare and beautiful look at the life of St. Joseph.

We couldn't find a trailer this time around, so we are including a picture instead! We look forward to seeing you Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Elaine & Sue: Meet Two Faithful Customers

What first brought you to Pauline Books & Media?

Elaine: I heard that there was a Catholic book store on Broadway and was interested in checking it out and supporting them. I was excited to have a bookstore so close to me where I could go and get Catholic books, and not have to drive all the way to San Jose. The bookstore is definitely a Godsend.

Sue: I used to visit the store only around Christmas time to get gifts for my family. More recently, I discovered the chapel inside the bookstore and started going there regularly to pray. There’s a notebook inside the chapel where you can write your intentions, as the sisters pray for our intentions daily. I used to write very lengthy and verbose intentions (actually, I still do), and I’m sure that’s how the sisters first came to know me.

What particular events or activities do you take part in here at the Center? What would you say to someone who is thinking about participating?

Elaine: I go there to shop, participate in Faith and Film Nights, and the Saints Book Club. Being part of the book club has made me read books that I never would have read before. We learn about the great saints of our Church, and find out that they are regular human beings that just happened to do great things. I also go to the bookstore to visit the chapel; the Blessed Sacrament is present in the tabernacle, and it’s a peaceful place to go and pray. It’s a great place to hang out and volunteer and I encourage people to come here to find out more about the Catholic faith. I’ve met many wonderful people there.
Sue: I partake in Faith and Film nights, attend guest speaker events, and am about to attend my first Saints Book Club gathering in December. I also help out as needed, either at the book center or at the book exhibits. I would encourage anyone to just jump into one of the activities and see if its for you - that’s what I did. And if you have any questions about the activities, I would encourage people to come visit the book center, and talk to any of the sisters or staff, or Elaine and me.

What keeps you coming back?

Elaine: The great love of the Daughters of St. Paul keeps me coming back. They are great role models and friends and the book center is like a home away from home. We’re so blessed to have such a comprehensive bookstore right in our backyard. The Daughters of St. Paul are international, with book centers all around the world, and they were previously in a location in San Francisco, before they moved here to Redwood City.

Sue: The book center has such a wide selection of things to buy, whether for myself, my family and friends, or my godchildren. Over time, I’ve developed a relationship with the sisters and the staff, and its their open hearts and wisdom that keep me going back. I’ve learned so much just talking to the sisters, and exploring all the resources that the book center has to offer. Its also inspiring to see so many people that come to the book center or to the exhibits with a strong desire to increase their faith. I remember one instance where a woman was so thrilled to see that Spanish books, CDs and DVDs were available. “We’re hungry for this” she remarked, adding that it was difficult to find Spanish religious materials.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Author Evening with Jeanie Robertson

Join us Wednesday, November 17th, for an evening of uplifting poetry as Jeanie Robertson shares with us poems from her latest book, More Thoughts in Rhyme.

Jeanie's poems are infused with common sense, spiritual depth, and warm humor. She has been a regular poetry contributor to the Sun Senior News.

Her down-home style has made her a popular guest speaker with many women's groups. Her standard comment about her poetry is, "If you have to read it twice to understand it, then I didn't write it!"

The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. -- we look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Faith & Film: Regarding Henry

Join us tomorrow evening, November 5th, for another evening of faith-filled discussion and entertainment!

We will be gathering at 6:30 p.m. for a movie, followed by a discussion of its themes as they relate to this past Sunday's Gospel (Luke 19: 1-10).

Our film will be the 1991 release, Regarding Henry, starring Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, and Michael Haley. The film runs 108 minutes, and is the tale of a high powered lawyer who is shot and suddenly finds himself without his memory, speech or mobility. Join him and his family as they journey together toward healing and wholeness.

Here's the preview -- we look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Movie Lectionary Nights are Back!

Join us this Friday, October 1st, for our October Movie Lectionary Night -- where culture and faith come together for an enjoyable evening of faith, film & discussion!

Every first Friday of the month, we will be gathering at 6:30 p.m. to view a film, followed by a discussion of its themes as they relate to Sunday's Gospel.

Tomorrow, we will be viewing The Winslow Boy. Set in early 20th century London right before the dawn of World War I, it is the tale of a father who defends the honor of his 14 year old son, despite consequences for himself and for his family. This drama is rated G, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

We are providing a clip from the movie here.

For the movie trailer, you can go to:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Introducing Sr Jamie Paula, fsp

Greetings from one of the newest members of the Redwood City Pauline community!

My name is Sr. Jamie Paula, and one of my first assignments here in Redwood City is to keep our blog updated with all the latest news! I hope you will stop by frequently to learn about upcoming events and activities here at Pauine Books & Media.

A native of Southern CA, I grew up in Ontario and attended college at University of California, San Diego, where I received my B.A. in Human Development prior to entering. I spent the last three years as a member of our community in Alexandria, VA where I was the coordinator for Exhibits and Outreach, as well as the Local Vocationist.

Now, I am here in Redwood City beginning my studies Part-time, while also acting as the Coordinator for our School Book Fairs and helping in the Book Center and with Exhibits as needed.

For any of you who may be interested in knowing more about my vocation story, it is online at:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Pride & Prejudice

This Friday's film presentation is the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice. This is the latest film adaptation of Jane Austen's classice tale, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennett. The film runs 127 minutes.

Please join us this Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Here is the trailer:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Romero

This Friday's presentation is the deeply moving and inspiring film Romero. Depicting the life and assassination of the Salvadoran Archbishop, this critically acclaimed film was produced by the Paulist Fathers in 1989.

We hope you'll be able to join us this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Freedom Writers

This Friday's presentation is the 2007 film Freedom Writers. The film follows a young teacher (Hilary Swank) working with at-risk youth, who asks her students to keep journals about their troubled lives and apply history's lessons to break the cycle of violence and despair threatening their futures. Scott Glenn and Patrick Dempsey co-star in this moving drama based on real-life California educator Erin Gruwell.

This film is rated PG-13. Because it deals with serious themes, including gang violence, parental discretion is advised.

Please join us Friday at 6:30 p.m. for this inspiring film.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Closed Monday

We will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: The Count of Monte Cristo

This Friday's presentation is The Count of Monte Cristo, a film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas (who also wrote The Three Musketeers). This is a classic tale dealing with the themes of justice and revenge. Because of the serious nature of the film, it's rated PG-13 (not recommended for children younger than 13).

The film has been done a number of times over the years. We will be watching the most recent, 2002 version, starring James Caviezel. Below is a trailer for the film. We hope you will be able to join us Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Praying for you during this Novena to St. Paul

Our Pauline community celebrates the Feast of St. Paul the Apostle on June 30th. Traditionally, we sing this novena every day for nine days in preparation for the feast.

During this special time for us Daughters of St. Paul, please be assured of our prayers for you and your families! St. Paul the Apostle, pray for us!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Remember the Titans

Our film presentation for this Friday evening is Remember the Titans. This is a great family-friendly movie that recounts the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team as they struggle through their first season as a racially integrated group of players. The 2000 film stars Denzel Washington in one of his best roles ever. It runs around 120 minutes.

Please bring a friend and join us this Friday evening at 6:30. Until then, enjoy the trailer below.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Amistad

The next film in our summer Faith & Film series is the powerful drama Amistad. A true story, this film by Steven Spielberg touches on the sacred dignity of the human person and the person's inalienable right to freedom. It features memorable performances from Djimon Hounsou (in a breakthrough role) and Anthony Hopkins (who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of lawyer John Quincy Adams). It also stars the always wonderful Morgan Freeman and a young Matthew Mcconaughey.

Please join us this Friday, June 19th, at 6:30 p.m. for this unforgettable film.

Closed for Inventory

Hi, everyone. Please be advised that our Pauline Center will be closed for inventory on Friday, June 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note, however, that we WILL be holding our Faith & Film Night at our regularly scheduled time that evening: 6:30 p.m.

Normal store hours will resume on Saturday, June 20th.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Faith & Film Friday: Babette's Feast

The film we will be showing this Friday evening, June 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m., is Babette's Feast. We hope you'll be able to attend!

Babette's Feast
is a 1987 film based on a story by Danish author Isak Dinesen (who also wrote the story that inspired the Academy-award winning film Out of Africa). The first Danish film to win an Academy Award (it's dubbed into English), Babette's Feast centers around a French woman refugee who experiences unexpected good fortune and uses it to prepare a sumptuous feast for the two women spinsters who have taken her in. The generous and loving preparation and the lavish offering of dishes is reminiscent of the Eucharistic Banquet and the bounteous generosity of our God.

Enjoy this "preview," a collection of excerpts from critical reviews; we hope they whet your appetite :) !

Monday, June 7, 2010

Coupons for June!

Please follow this link to print out coupons for June purchases here at Pauline Books & Media. With special events like Father's Day and Ordination to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of San Francisco (as well as other dioceses!) right around the corner, you'll want to take advantage of the opportunity for savings!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Rosary iPhone application from Pauline Books & Media

This new rosary iPhone app features audio, 18 sets of pictures, music, and scriptural reflections. Never say the rosary alone again. Join the Daughters of St. Paul:

Summer Friday Faith & Film Series

Not looking forward to watching TV reruns or the latest wild summer reality show? We've got just the antidote: our Summer Faith & Film series begins this week! Every Friday until the end of August we will be showing a film here at our Pauline Center, followed by a brief reflection and sharing together on the movie themes and how they relate to our lives as Catholic Christians. Please join us beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. each Friday evening.

This Friday's presentation is the final installment of the film A.D. (please see below for the trailer). You can check out the other titles in our summer film series by going to the calendar of events at the bottom of the blog.

Also, please note that most of the films we will be viewing together deal with more serious subject matter, but we've also tried to include films for general family viewing (so you can sometimes bring the kids!) The films with an asterisk (*) are family-friendly.

We hope you can make it to this summer movie series--a unique way to grow in faith by engaging popular culture . We'll even provide the popcorn!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer Book Club for Girls

If you have a daughter, granddaughter, or niece between the ages of 10 and 12 who would be interested in joining our summer book club, please call Sr. Donna at 650-703-1166. The summer is a great time to catch up on some good reading, and we have excellent materials to choose from!

Meeting days and times will be arranged once we get a number of interested participants. Please call soon; the summer will be here before you know it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Faith & Film Night: A.D.

Our next Faith & Film presentation is this Friday, May 7th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. We will be watching the last part of that great film on the early church: A.D. Performances from an all-star cast, together with the scope of the project, make this wonderful Bible-based family inspiration and entertainment (as you can see from the trailer below). We hope you will be able to join us.

Also, we are currently in the planning stages for our Summer Faith & Film Series. Stay tuned, as we will be featuring a film here in our Center every Friday night, from the beginning of June until the end of August.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Find The Daughters of St. Paul Choir on Facebook

The Daughters of St. Paul Choir is on facebook! Check it out here to find out all the latest regarding our music ministry!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Newest choral album by the Daughters of St. Paul

The newest album from our Daughters of St. Paul choir is another collection of sacred chant. The title of the CD is Stella Maris which, for those not familiar with Latin, is one of the Blessed Mother's titles. It means "Star of the Sea."

This album features lovely ancient yet timeless melodies written in honor of Mary. It's a great album to listen to during the month of May, and it would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day.

Copies of the CD are now available in our Pauline Center. If you would like to hear song selections online, please click here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Next Lecture: Charity in Truth

Please join us this Thursday evening, April 15th, at 7:00 p.m. for our next Pauline lecture. Fr. George Schultze, SJ, spiritual director and faculty member of St. Patrick's Seminary, will be with us to discuss Pope Benedict's latest encyclical, Charity in Truth. This important document deals with the Church's social teaching on critical issues of our day, especially the global economy.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Upcoming Lecture on the Theology of the Cross

Please join us next Tuesday, March 30th, at 7:00 p.m. for Dr. Margaret Turek's talk: Theology of the Cross. Dr. Turek teaches theology at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park. In her presentation she will focus on the revelation of God in and through the event of the Cross.

For those of you who would like to do further reading on this excellent subject, Dr. Turek recommends the following books:
* The Threefold Garland, by Hans Urs von Balthasar.
* Salvifici Doloris: On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering, the Apostolic Letter by Pope John Paul II.
* On The Way to Jesus Christ, by J. Ratzinger.
All titles can be obtained from our Pauline Center.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Monday, March 22, 2010

First Communion Gift Ideas

First Communion season is upon us! Pauline Books & Media has a wide selection of items for that special boy or girl preparing to receive the wonderful gift of the Eucharist for the first time. We have everything from Bibles and prayer books to rosaries, medals, and statues. We also have gift sets specially boxed.

Please stop in soon to take advantage of all that we have to offer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feast of St. Joseph--March 19

Friday is the Feast of St. Joseph, protector and guardian of the Holy Family. And just in time for the feast, we have a new booklet with stories and prayers calling on his intercession. Saint Joseph, the saint who cared for Jesus and Mary, can care for you. We call on his intercession for: employment, family issues, finances, divine providence, home improvement, good health, and, at the end of our life, happy death. The stories and prayers in this book can help you open your heart to the care that Saint Joseph can provide.

Stop by and pick up a copy today!

Also, don't forget to take advantage of our free downloadable song in honor of St. Joseph. Just click here for the link.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Faith & Film Night: Jesus of Nazareth

Tonight's film presentation is Jesus of Nazareth, one of the most beautiful depictions of the Lord's life and death ever made. This film is a must-see every lent! Please join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. for director Franco Zeffirelli's epic masterpiece.

I'm having trouble embedding the trailer, but you an see it here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sr. Leonora's interview with Catholic Radio

Our own Sr. Leonora Wilson appeared on Immaculate Heart Radio (1260 AM) last week for a lengthy interview she did during the Archbishop's Radio Hour. She was there to speak about our new Catholic Fiction Book Club, and she gave a wonderful presentation of our media ministry. She also gave a great "plug" for our Pauline Book Center and for our blog!

You can listen to the podcast with Sr. Leonora (the interview begins about halfway through the hour) by clicking here.

Get a free song download from the Daughters of St. Paul Choir!

Get a free download for your iPod or MP3 player of the song Te Joseph (To You, St. Joseph) from the album In Paradisum, sung by the Daughters of St. Paul, by clicking here.

This free download is only available for a limited time, so get yours today!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More lenten suggestions

Monday, February 15, 2010

Our next lecture: Prayer in the Bible

Please join us Thursday, February 25, for a lecture by three of the seminarians from St. Patrick's in Menlo Park. Carlo Perez, Alexander Quiros-Castillo, and Tom Martin are the authors of the new book, Prayer in the Bible. The book discusses prayer and encounter with God as portrayed in scripture.

We're pleased to welcome these local authors (and future priests!), so plea
se join us February 25th at 7:00 p.m. for their inspiring talk.

Until then, here is some biographical information on our speakers:
Carlo Perez (Manila, Philippines – 1980) studied Philosophy at San Carlos Seminary in Manila. He is completing his Theology studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA, and is serving the Diocese of Sacramento.

Alexandro Quiros-Castillo (Palmares, Costa Rica – 1971) is a seminarian of the Diocese of Oakland, fourth year of Theology. He holds college degrees in Business and Philosophy. He worked for a software development company and as a consultant for the National Director of Missions in Costa Rica.

Tom Martin (San Francisco, California, USA – 1963) earned a B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He studied Classical and Linguistic Philosophy and History. He has been a California Province Jesuit and served as an aide to the Mayor of San Francisco. He is a second year Theology student at St. Patrick’s Seminary.

Two more titles for your Lenten journey

This week Lent begins, an opportune time to renew our spiritual lives and deepen our Christian commitment. To that end we have two great recommendations: Lenten Grace, a collection of short reflections by our sisters, Daughters of St. Paul, on the daily lenten readings for Mass. This small treasure trove provides insight from women who have given their lives over to God's Word. It's a beautiful and hope-filled look at how scripture provides light and strength for our life's journey.

The second title can really be called a lenten family handbook: The Lent-Easter Book, Living and Celebrating our Catholic Customs and Traditions. Time and again this book has been a lifesaver for someone coming in to our Center who needed direction in making Lent meaningful for kids. From crafts to stories to a home-made prayer book on the stations of the cross, this handy spiral-bound volume is an essential component in family or classroom planning.

Please stop in soon to take a look at these titles and others! And have a blessed Lent!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Our newest professed Sister!

We are pleased to inform you that this past week one of our novices, Sr. Neville, made her first profession as a Daughter of St. Paul!

Many of you probably remember that Neville was with us for several weeks some time ago. She joined our community for a brief period of apostolic experience. We enjoyed her short stay with us and are thrilled to welcome her now as a temporary professed sister.

Neville is originally from Cameroon, and her mother and several other family members were on hand for the celebration at our novitiate house in Boston. With her profession of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, she has taken on the new name of Sr. Neville Christine. Please rejoice with us in this newest gift to the Church and to our religious family!

Blessings and prayers for a consecrated life of joyful service, Sr. Neville Christine!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily reflection books for Lent

Stop in today to browse through our wide selection of lenten reflection books, including this brand new gem by Sr. Kathryn Hermes. These profound spiritual meditations can be read quickly and savored slowly throughout the day. The perfect companion during these grace-filled 40 days!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Faith & Film Night: On the Waterfront

Our next film presentation is the classic story On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. This is one of those films that can be watched over and over again, and it never ever grows old! Please join us this Friday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. to view this remarkable film and discuss its correlation with the Gospel for this Sunday's liturgy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Praying for our brothers and sisters in Haiti

Click here for a free e-book of prayers for Haiti. Now, more than ever, we need to stand with our Haitian sisters and brothers, both those in Haiti and their friends and relatives around the world worried about their well-being. This e-prayerbook (embedded below) is a useful way to focus intentions and be in spirit with those who need us most. Let's get this into the hands of millions of people around the world who can't go to Haiti in person but who can pray. The Haitians are giving us an impressive example of faith and prayer. Let us lift up their needs now that they will be able to rebuild their lives, their church, and their nation. This e-prayerbook is free. Download it, tweet it, embed it in your blog, post it on your own site or Facebook page. Use the prayers in bulletins, prayer groups, parishes or in the silence of your own heart.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Feast of the Conversion of Paul

Today the Church observes a feast particularly dear to us Daughters of St. Paul. We celebrate the conversion of the great Apostle--the moment when Paul surrendered himself, body and soul, to Jesus.

For those of us 21st-century people who hope to follow in St. Paul's footsteps, we can only pray--as our Founder, Fr. James Alberione, encouraged us--that the Lord will "conquer" us as he "conquered" Paul. May Jesus transform us into receptive vessels of his grace.

Happy Feast of the Conversion!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One of our best-selling authors, Sr. Kathryn James, has a new book out: Beginning Contemplative Prayer: Out of Chaos, into Quiet. The book explains that you don't have to be a mystic or monk to obtain greater intimacy with God in prayer. All it takes is the desire for deeper communion with the One who passionately longs for us. Interested in finding out more? Check out the video below, then come in to see the book for yourself!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sr. Rose's new book about media for adolescents

Sr. Rose Pacatte, Daughter of St. Paul and Director of our Pauline Center for Media Studies, has just released a new book that she co-authored with Sr. Gretchen Hailer, a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The book is titled Our Media World: Teaching Kids K - 8 about Faith and Media. Sr. Rose specializes in media literacy education; in this book she offers an invaluable resource not only for educators but for parents as well. Our Media World helps equip kids with critical thinking skills, anchored in a Catholic worldview, so that young people can effectively engage the media in our modern world.

We can't recommend the book highly enough. For more information and to read a sample chapter, please click on the book title in bold above.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A new book celebrating the Feminine Genius

What better book to introduce at the start of this new year than our newest release from Pauline Books & Media, Discovering the Feminine Genius. The phrase "feminine genius" was coined by John Paul II some 20 years ago and refers to the truth about woman, her innate dignity and vocation within the divine plan.

For a further look at this title, please click on the video below. Discovering the Feminine Genius is 175 pages and retails for $10.95. Stop by and pick up your copy today!