Monday, September 28, 2009

Exhibit at St. Patrick’s Parish in Wentzville

September 26-27:
Sylwia, Emily, and Sr. Rebecca went to Wentzville, Missouri, for a book and media exhibit at St. Patrick’s Parish. We set up the display outside, because it was such a beautiful day, so all the people could see us. Many people took DVDs, CDs, and books. It was a good opportunity to tell them who we are and about our bookcenter, too.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Theology of the Body: Talk at St. Catherine Laboure

September 24:
Sr. Helena, Sylwia, Emily, and Sr. Emi went to XLT (Extreme Life Teen) at St. Catherine Laboure Parish. Many young people gather once a month at St. Catherine's for music, a talk, and Eucharistic Adoration, and this month Sr. Helena was the speaker. She spoke about "Theology of the Body" and vocation. It was a beautiful talk, and wonderful to see how responsive the young people were. We also brought a small book exhibit, and Sylwia and Emily helped with that. A great evening!

Theology of the Body: Talk at Our Bookcenter

September 23:
Sr. Helena gave an introduction to "Theology of the Body" at our bookcenter. People of many different ages came, including a youth group. They enjoyed the talk, and also enjoyed speaking to Sr. Helena after.

Theology of the Body: Talk at SEMO University

September 22:

Sr. Helena Raphael came from our community in Chicago to speak on John Paul II's
"Theology of the Body." Her first talk was at the campus ministry center of Southeastern Missouri University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Emily and Sr. Rebecca went with her. They welcomed us very warmly, and close to thirty young people came to hear her speak. It was an excellent talk, and the young people were really interested and bought many books! We had a lot of fun talking with them after.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tour of Meramec Caverns

September 20:

The postulant community went to Meramec Caverns for free Sunday. Meramec Caverns are a group of four hundred million year old caverns about an hour west of St. Louis. We had a fascinating tour and saw many beautiful rock formations. There was beautiful clear water that reflected the cave ceiling, and even a statue of Jesse James! We took lots of pictures!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Visit from the Archbishop!

September 16:

Our new Archbishop, Robert Carlson, came to our house for supper! The whole community helped to prepare the table, the meal, and the dessert. We had a wonderful time with him. He is very nice and easy to talk to. He told us many stories about himself, and he was interested to hear about our mission and the bookcenter. We hope that he will come back!

September Seniors' Day

September 15:

More than twenty people came to our afternoon of reflection for seniors. Fr. Hinni gave a conference about prayer, and then Sr. Emi guided a time of Adoration (and Emily played the keyboard). Emily spoke to a nice lady who came into the bookcenter in the morning, heard about the Seniors' Day, and decided to stay for the afternoon! She and all the people enjoyed their time with us very much.

Supper with Charlie

September 13:
The whole community went to our friend Charlie’s house for a barbeque. Charlie is a wonderful gardener and has a beautiful yard with many flowers. He is also a wonderful cook! Some of his family and other friends were there, and we had a fun time playing cards with his granddaughter. We thank God for such beautiful friends!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First St. Paul Movie Night

September 11:

Almost fifty people joined us for our first St. Paul movie night! We watched
"Mother Teresa," and everyone was very moved by her beautiful story. We had a short discussion at the end, and closed with prayer. After, many people stayed to talk and look at books. We were very happy to have so many people join us!

P.S. Watch for our next movie night: October 9 on St. Therese the Little Flower!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Join us for St. Paul Movie Night!

Who? The Daughters of St. Paul invite you…
What? To watch a drama of the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(Click here for more about the movie!)

On Friday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m.
Where? At Pauline Books and Media, 9804 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63126
Questions? Call 314-965-3512
Pizza and popcorn provided!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

St. Louis: Lecture on Benedictine Spirituality

September 9:

Our Pauline Lecture Series started tonight! Fr. Augustine Wetta, a Benedictine monk, came to the bookcenter to speak about Benedictine spirituality. He was very funny and lively and gave a great presentation. More than thirty people came to hear him! Next month is Carmelite spirituality.

St. Louis: Japanese Festival

September 7:

Sr. Assumpta, Sr. Rebecca, Sr. Emi, and Emily went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis for the Japanese Festival! We saw a sumo wrestling demonstration, ate yaki soba (fried noodles) for lunch, saw a Japanese drum concert, and much more. Sr. Emi, whose mother is from Japan, was our great tour guide and shared with us many interesting things about her experience of visiting her family in Japan. It is a blessing to live in such an international community among sisters who are so happy to share their culture!