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935 Brewster Avenue Redwood City, CA 94063

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Join us at St. Edward's Church, Newark this weekend!

The Daughters of St. Paul will be at St. Edward’s Church, Newark, CA the weekend of October 29th & 30th. The sisters will have a display of religious books, CDs and DVDs available for purchase. Please stop by and browse through our selection of inspiring and beautiful Catholic books for adults, children, as well as Christmas gift items. The sisters will be available after the Saturday vigil masses at 5:00pm and 7:00pm and the Sunday masses at 7:15am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!St. Edward’s parish is located on 5788 Thornton Ave. Newark, CA 94560. Phone: (510)793-7242.

Monday, October 3, 2011


The next time you visit Pauline Books and Media, you will see new faces!  In these days two new Sisters have arrived to join Our Pauline community here in Redwood City.  Sister Nancy is coming from our community in Boston and Sister Gioan Lihn joins us from our community in Hawaii!  In two weeks, Sister Neville will complete the community.  She is coming from Philadelphia! 

We are so excited to have these sisters with us!  Please stop by the center and give them a warm welcome.
In the weeks to come the Sisters will share with you some of their experiences and background.

For the past two and a half years, it has been a great joy for me to be here in Redwood City.  When I arrived you welcomed me with open hearts.  Now it is time for me to say farewell.  On Tuesday, October 4th, I leave for our community in Charleston.  You are God's blessing in my life! The many times we have come together at the Friday Movie nights, the Fiction Book Club, the Women's book club, and our new Jesus of Nazareth Study group, or when you have come into the book center, all of these have been moments which have enriched my life!  As I leave California I carry you all in my heart and in my prayers. Be assured that each day during my hours of Adoration, I will bring you before the Lord.
     With much affection and prayer, Sister Kathleen Thomas

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lectionary Movie nights September through June

September 2nd we will begin a new year of our Lectionary Based Movie Nights.  We gather every first Friday.  This year we will take our Movies and scriptures from the book: Ten Commandments; Light Camera, Faith.

Each time we meet we will discuss one of the commandments in light of the Movie we watch.  I have already prepared the first five movies.  September's theme is the Ten Commandments in general, then each month we will focus on one commandment beginning with the First.

Please keep this in mind when you are planning your events for the up coming months.

Jesus of Nazareth Vol. II Study Group

On July 14th six people joined the first meeting for our Study of Jesus of Nazareth Vol.II.  It was a good beginning.  We have planned to use one chapter of the book each time we meet and use the study guide to prepare for our sharing each month.

Our next time together is Sept.8th. Please mark your calendars.  We will meet every second Thursday of the month at 6pm.  The meeting will last about one hour.  You are welcomed to come to all of our studies days or come when you can.  Just remember that each month we will take a new chapter, so if you miss a month we will be sharing on the next chapter.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pauline Books and Media presents Trailblazing Deacon John Green, Founder of Emmaus Ministries

Deacon John Green will be our guest speaker on Wednesday, June 22nd. His presentation will focus on Missional Living and will share his insights regarding how the Lord guides us forward and sustains us in the mission to which he calls us as disciples of Jesus.

John Green is the founder of Emmaus Ministries and is known for his work on the streets of Chicago. His ministry began over twenty years ago as a result of Green being struck by the horror of a homeless man throwing himself off a midtown-Manhattan building-right before his eyes. He is the author of recently published book Streetwalking with Jesus - Reaching Out In Justice and Mercy.

The presentation will begin at 7 pm followed by a Meet and Greet, where Deacon John Green will sign his new book.

For more information check out the link below

New Study group on Jesus of Nazareth Vol. II begin July 7th

On July 7th at 6 pm we will begin an on going study of Jesus of Nazareth vol.II at Pauline books and Media.  Our first meeting will be informal as we plan together how many chapters to discuss each month.  Dennis McCourt will be the facilitator for the group and will be using the discussion guide that was produced by Ignatius press.

Pope Benedict says " Only in this second volume of Jesus of Nazareth do we encounter the decisive sayings and events of Jesus life...I hope that I have been granted an insight into the figure of our Lord that can be helpful to all readers who seek to encounter Jesus and believe in Him." 

I began to read this books during Lent and found it a beautiful mediation as I journeyed with Jesus during His last days on earth.

This is a great way to listen to the insights of others and discuss the different events from Jesus entrance into Jerusalem to His Resurrection.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday July 7th at 6 pm. Please bring your copy of Jesus of Nazareth or you may purchase a copy that evening.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Film Nights

Join us for our Summer Film Nights beginning  Friday June 10th at 6:30 pm

Our Movies for June are: 
                                       June 10th - End of the Spear:  This is a true story that takes place in the heart of the Amazon jungle.  It is a story of sacrifice, courage and redemtion.

                                       June 17th -  One Man's Hero:  This is a story of devotion and the fight for freedom during the Mexican and American war.

                                       June 27 - Brother Andre: This movie centers in on the  inner darkness that filled Brother Andre as the hugh number of vistors are expected to come for the opening of the Eucharistic congress. The fate of Brother Andre lays in the hands of the Council of Notre Dame College and Father General.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Faith and Film Night: Places in the Heart

Join us on Friday June 3rd at 6:30pm for our last in the series of: Faith and Film Night for this season.

Our Movie is: Places in the Heart

Edna Spalding finds herself alone and broke on a small farm in the midst of the Great Depression when her husband the Sheriff is killed in an accident. A wandering black man, Moses, helps her to plant cotton to try and keep her farm and her kids together. She also takes on a blind border, Mr. Will, who lost his sight in the first World War. She must endure storms and harsh labor to try and make her mortgage payment on time.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Faith & Film Friday: Prince of Tides

Join us tomorrow evening, Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. for our Faith & Film Lectionary Night!
We will be watching The Prince of Tides, starring Barbara Streisand, Nick Nolte and Blythe Danner. In this movie, a troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist and falls in love in the process. We will be discussing this movie as it relates to the Road to Emmaus Resurrection story. This is a great way to share faith and enter into the Easter Season! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from all of us here at Pauline Books & Media! May the Risen Christ bless you and your families with all His joy and peace this Easter season and always!

If, then, we have died with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with him.
We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more;
death no longer has power over him.
As to his death, he died to sin once and for all;
as to his life, he lives for God.
Consequently, you too must think of yourselves
as (being) dead to sin
and living for God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:8-11

Friday, April 8, 2011

First Communion & Confirmation Gifts Available

Many of you know a young person who is preparing to celebrate their First Communion or Confirmation in these months.

We have many gift options available, including First Communion Bibles and prayer books, inspirational reading material, religious jewelry, rosaries, crucifixes and crosses, and many other reglious gifts. These times of celebration in the lives of our young people can be a beautiful opportunity for encouraging them in their lives of faith. 

Let us serve you through our mission of evangelization! We will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect religious gift for the young people in your life!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's not too Late for Metanoia This Lent!

With the ushering in of Gaudete Sunday, we have officially reached the midway point of our Lenten Season. It's not too late to experience mentanoia -- a transformative change of heart -- this Lent!

Good reading materials can offer you an ideal opportunity to deepen your faith, and turn your heart more fully toward Christ. Perhaps this year, you can learn more about the deeper meaning of the practice of fasting through Niklaus Brantschen's book, Fasting. Or, maybe these final weeks of Lent would be the ideal time to learn the ancient practice of Lectio Divino (or praying with Sacred Scriptures) through the book, Lenten Grace, which is the fruit of the prayers of our Sisters.

This may also be a good time to pick up a copy of one of several different versions of the Stations of  the Cross to pray with these final weeks of Lent. This ancient practice brings us into touch with the great love of our Savior who walked the way of the cross for each of us, while also offering us the opportunity to deepen our commitment to carry our own crosses with love.

Regardless of what you choose, we hope to see you soon!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Faith & Film Lectionary Night: Miracle Worker

Join us tomorrow, Friday April 1 (April Fool's Day :-) at 6:30 p.m. for our Lenten Faith & Film Lectionary Night. We will be showing a classic, the uplifting true story of Helen Keller -- The Miracle Worker. With the help of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller is able to overcome nearly complete sensory deprivation. It is a beautiful story of journey, determination and commitment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Miracle Worker (1979) Poster

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Faith & Film Lectionary Night: Phenomenon

Welcome to our very first Faith & Film Lectionary Night in our new location!

We are looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow, Friday, March 4, for an evening of faith, fellowship and entertainment. We will be sharing on Sunday's Gospel through the lens of the 1996 film, Phenomenon, starring John Travolta.

On his birthday, John Travolta sees a bright light and is left with amazing new intellectual capacities. In the days that follow, he tries to put his new gifts to good use. Since up to now he has lived his life as a simple mechanic, the change is quickly noticed by the town and eventually comes to the attention of the government as well. Come see the plot unfold!

We are looking forward to seeing you at 6:30 p.m. at:

935 Brewster Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Here's a trailer for our feature film:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Finished Product -- Pictures from our Grand Opening

Front Right of Book Center

Thank you to all of you for your ongoing prayers, support and interest as we have worked to re-locate our book center! We enjoyed seeing some of you yesterday for the Grand Re-Opening of our Center, but for those who haven't been able to make it yet, we wanted to go ahead and take a few moments to share the "finished product" with you.

Reading Area & Front Doors

God has been so good -- the new book center has come together beautifully. And we couldn't have done it without so many of you who have given of your time, energies, and expertise! Thank you to our beautiful community here in the Bay Area -- we look forward to seeing you soon on Brewster Street!

Back Entrance, from parking lot


Women's Book Club Meeting on Grand Opening Day

Front Counter Area

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grand Opening at New Location Tuesday, Feb 22!

We wanted to take a moment to remind you that we'll be re-opening at 935 Brewster Street Redwood City, CA on February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. -- we are looking forward to seeing you there!

In the meantime, we thought you would enjoy seeing a few pictures of the new book center in progress -- thank you to the many of you who have come by to help us in one way or another in these weeks! We couldn't have done it without you! Our new location is looking beautiful, and we are all looking forward to opening the doors on Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Faith & Film Friday: Marvin's Room

Join us Friday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. for our next Faith & Film Lectionary Night. We will be viewing the film, Marvin's Room, in conjunction with the following Sunday's Gospel.

Meryl Streep heads an impeccable all star cast as a woman who comes back in contact with her long estranged sister after 17 years. Bessie (Diane Keaton) gave up her life aspirations to take care of their bedridden father, Marvin (Hume Cronyn), while Lee (Meryl Streep) left home to pursue her own life. But now Bessie has been informed that she has leukemia and requires a bone marrow transplant. She turns to Lee and her wayward kids since they are the only donors that can help, thus precipitating the rocky reunion between the two sisters. Adding to the family dynamics is Lee's son Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio), who finds himself committed to a mental institution after setting fire to his mother's house. This heartfelt drama is a story about the healing power of sacrifice. We look forward to seeing you this Friday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Perfect Book for Lent this Year!

Pope Benedict XVI's sequel to Jesus of Nazareth covers the life of Jesus from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, through his Passion and Resurrection.

Accompany Jesus in his journey to the cross this Lent, and celebrate his Resurrection this Easter with a renewed sense of the great gift of life and love he gives us.

Copies will now be available for Pick-up March 10 - order while supplies last!

Pre-pay your copy by March 14,
and save 20%.

To pre-pay and reserve your copy, please stop by or call us at:

Friday, January 21, 2011

We're Moving!

Present Location (Broadway St) Last Day Open:
February 12, 2011

Grand Opening on Brewster Street:
(Around the Corner from Current Location)
February 22, 2011

New Location (as we prepare to move in):

935 Brewster
Between El Camino Real & Cal-Train
Redwood City, CA 94063

Well, the time for our move is swiftly approaching! We wanted to post a few pictures so you can see our progress as we prepare the new center for our upcoming move. We look forward to seeing you on Brewster Street soon!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Faith & Film Lectionary Night: Tender Mercies

Join us tomorrow evening, Friday January 6th, for another evening of entertainment & faith-filled discussion!

We will be gathering at 6:30 p.m. for a movie, followed by a discussion of its themes as they relate to this Sunday's Gospel (Matthew 3:13-17). This is a great way to prepare for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord!

Our film will be the 1983 release, Tender Mercies, starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, and Ellen Barkin. The film runs 89 minutes, and is a story of heartfelt conversion. Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall), a washed up country singer who has turned to alcoholism and hit bottom, is given a second chance by a widow (Tess Harper) and her young son. However, elements of Mac's past begin to surface -- will his painful past lead him to an uncertain future, or will he move past sorrow and find the courage to make a fresh new start?
Here's a link to the trailer -- we look forward to seeing you there!