Wednesday, February 25, 2009

St. Louis, MO: Soup Explodes at Rockwoods Reservation

February 22:
It was "free Sunday"! We drove to a reservation for a picnic and hiking. The cold weather was no problem for us, because we like hiking, nature, a beautiful view, and fresh air. We brought with us everything that we needed for an excellent lunch. The kielbasa (Polish sausage) was very good roasted over the fire, but we will not say anything more about our soup explosion. We did not taste this soup, but we will always remember it! No one died, and no serious injuries, but soup was everywhere!
After our lunch, we hiked on a very beautiful, hilly trail. At one point, Sylwia saw a big bird, and we watched it fly from one tree to another. The miracle came when the bird flew away and at that moment we saw three big deer!
P.S. Dear friends, we want you to come with us to this place in the spring to hike and have fun with us.
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P.P.S. We promise not to bring any soup! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tłusty Czwartek -- Polish Fat Thursday

February 19:

It is great to be in an international community because we celebrate all the holidays! In Poland, today was Tłusty Czwartek (Fat Thursday). Sylwia made pączki -- Polish donuts with jam inside. It is a Polish tradition on Tłusty Czwartek to eat a lot of pączków. They were delicious! And Emily learned how to make another Polish food. Everyone in our community, our employees, and Sylwia's teacher and classmates enjoyed Polish donuts.
P.S. Next we will celebrate Fat Tuesday!

Monday, February 16, 2009

First Pauline Vocation Day

and Sunday,
February 14
and 15:
We met with very lovely girls and had a nice afternoon at our Pauline Vocation Day this weekend. We watched a clip from the movie "Evan Almighty" to begin our discussion of vocation and discernment. The girls enjoyed it very much and we had a wonderful sharing. They asked lots of good questions. Sr. Emi joined us and told her vocation story. Then we spent time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Now we are starting to think about the next Pauline Vocation Day (March 14 and 15, 2009, 1-4 p.m.).....we have a lot of great ideas! You are invited!
P.S. You are wonderful! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pauline Mission: Accomplished!

and Saturday,
February 6
and 7:
Sr. Rebecca, Sylwia, Emily, and Sr. Emi gave a parish mission on St. Paul at Little Flower Parish. It began Friday night with a talk on the life of St. Paul and an Hour of Adoration. Saturday night it continued with another talk on the spirituality of St. Paul followed by Lectio Divina. All weekend we had an exhibit at the parish. The people were very welcoming and many of them told us how we helped St. Paul come alive for them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Come and See -- Pauline Vocation Day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009 and Saturday, March 14, 2009 (for women ages 18-30)

Sunday, February 15, 2009 and Sunday, March 15, 2009 (for young women ages 13-17)

Daughters of St. Paul
9804 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63126

If you are interested, please contact Sr. Rebecca Marie at (314) 965-3512

Schedule for Pauline Vocation Day
Arrive and visit bookcenter and chapel
1:20 Conference and presentation on Discernment; Daughters of St. Paul vocation movie
2:20 Break
2:30 Questions and Answers with the Sisters
2:55 Break
3:00 Guided Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
4:00 End of day (those who want to stay and speak with the Sisters or look around Pauline Books & Media, a Catholic book store, are welcome to)

Polish Bishop Comes to St. Louis

January 31:
We celebrated with St. Agatha's, the Polish parish, the feast of their patron. They had a special Mass with Bishop Herman from St. Louis and Bishop Zygmunt Zimowski from Radom, Poland. After Mass, there was a concert of Polish Christmas songs (because in Poland, Christmas lasts until February 2!). Then there was a lunch with the bishop and guests. We spoke with the bishop and took our picture with him. It was a very nice, very long day.