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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.