Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Philadelpha Visit

I am on my way to Philadelphia by train today (May 20th). Getting ready for this trip was a journey in itself since I sent in the wrong date and times for my ticket. A nice gentleman at Amtrak helped me out via phone and now I also know where the best "water ice" pretzels and pound cake are in Philly.

The trip here is especially for the Pauline Book Fairs. We are launching a new book fair "magazine" for children grades K-6. It has games, jokes (in honor of Sr Mary Caroline who is now telling them in heaven)stories, book, music and DVD reviews for kids and by kids, a Media Mindfulness page by Sr Rose Pacatte (Pauline Center for Media Studies) and a book fair insert.

The whole program is called JClub: A Catholic Place for Kids. This is still under wraps but I have revealed it to you so the buzz can start. There will be over 50 Catholic books, CDs and DVDs available for showing in Catholic Schools. The name - JClub is for Jesus - and the symbol of a fish hook reminding us that we are "caught or grasped by Christ" and called to be fishers of men and women. The word Club is about the web site for Catholic kids that is also under development.

Launch date: Fall 2008 testing in Philadelphia. I am on my way to meet Mary at the Catholic Schools Office.

Sr Margaret

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cooperators in Philadelphia & visit of Superior General

From: TELA55@aol.com [mailto:TELA55@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 8:29 AM
To: Sr Margaret Charles
Subject: Hi Sr Antonetta"s visit

We were blessed to meet Mother General with her busy schedule. having mass at the convent on Sat. then breakfast was great another family gathering enjoyed by all who were there. Sophie , Jack Steph and Elly we shared our Charism I got a chance to talk Spanish and report you to Mother about how you volunteer people for a spiritual and learning experience out in Pittsburgh I told her about that trip Sr Nancy and Sr. Helena how enthused I was and how I believe that is the wave of the future for us. Will have pictures for you about the visit to take back to Boston and a CD. Elly

Monday, May 12, 2008

Visit of the General Government

Greetings from Boston!

Happy Feast of the Queen of Apostles! The Saturday before Pentecost.

Our Superior General, Sr Antonieta Bruscato, has just begun her journey to our branch houses througout the US and Toronto. She is with Sr Inocencia (from the Philippines), General Councilor for the Laity (this is the first time that we have a councilor for the laity! It bodes well for Alberione's dream that the lay and religious apostle engage mission together). The other three councilors have already been visiting our communitiies: Sr Samuela, who spent the last 20 years in Africa, Sr Annamaria who is the vicar General (When I had my 30 day retreat in Rome SR Annamaria Parazen was the coordinator of the event and made it a memorable experience) and Sr Anna Maria Caiaza who was in the editorial house of Italy for many years.

Our visit has included consultation for the new Provincial Government (every three years). It is an every six year visitaion and comes at an important time in the history of our Province. Thanks for your prayers! I am completing six years of service in our Provincial Government. This brings hope of being more active for the Cooperators - and with new Pauline lay programs in Rome the future will bring a New Pentacost!

Sr Margaret

PS Yes that is a lamb being held by Jesus on the Queen of Apostles statue (click on photo to enlarge.) It has been there since the feast of Jesus Master the Good Shepherd, Way, Truth and Life. (Good Shepherd Sunday on the Liturgical Calendar and a Pauline Feast as well).

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