Monday, June 16, 2008

St Paul Newsletter for Download

Read this document on Scribd: St Paul Year Vol 1 11x17

Newsletter on St Paul the Apostle

Pauline Newsletters on Paul - for the Year of Paul.
These are prepared by our sisters in California for you to share. Please e-mail Sr Margaret for your copy of the PDF file which cannot be uploaded here (unless someone knows how!)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pauline Cooperators Speak Writing Together

Bringing to life the teachings of St. Paul through their stories, struggles and triumphs, joys, and their ponderings

Dear Pauline Cooperators and dear Sisters who are moderators of PC groups,

It is with joy that I embark on this journey of putting together a book in celebration of Year of St. Paul. I invite you all to write. All contributions should relate to your life as a Pauline Cooperator and to the teachings and life of St. Paul.

What to write about/contribute:
-Faith journey
-Life-changing testimony
-How has Scripture and/or the Eucharist being central to the life of a Pauline Family member strengthened your faith
-How Prayer and Adoration with the Sisters helped in your faith journey
-Spiritual growth through monthly meetings
-Specific incident wherein you were triumphant because of what you learned as a Pauline Cooperator
-Experiences in attending a Pauline Cooperator Conference
-Teaching of Fr. James Alberione and/or Mother Thecla that influenced you the most
-Ministry or ways through which you share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
-Influence of St. Paul in your life of service
-Sisters who are moderators of Pauline Cooperators’ groups, please write about the teachings of St. Paul, or your experiences as a moderator
-The struggles and joys of being a Pauline Cooperator

Determine what to write about. Write as if you are speaking to a child or a friend. Do not worry about tenses or syntax. Pray before writing. Write from the heart. If you wish to write in a story form, see guidelines below. Maximum of 1,500 words

Would anyone like to do the graphics for the cover of this book?

Deadline of submission: July 15, 2008. Let us pray this becomes available before the 18th Annual Cooperator Convention which will be held on October 31 to November 2, 2008.

Send your written work, complete name, email address and phone number to Easter Almuena (please include Pauline Cooperator in your subject line). If you are not submitting your own prayer or poem, please include name of writer.

Proceeds go to the Pauline Cooperators’ Fund and causes.

Please send questions or comments to me. God bless us all abundantly!

Easter Almuena
Pauline Cooperator of Hawaii

Guidelines to Writing a Story for the Book Pauline Cooperators Speak
Step 1. Decide which story you wish to tell. If you are reading this and considering the possibility of sharing your story with others, there is a good chance that you really have more than one story which brought you to Christ or helped to fortify your faith.
Step 2. Think through the story as if you were going to tell it verbally to a child or friend. What was going on in your life at the time of the story? What happened (in chronological order)? Where did you end up as a result? Was there a lesson to be learned for yourself or others?
Step 3. Stories have a beginning, middle and end. Your beginning should answer the question about what was going on in your life or events immediately prior to the "God-Incident". (do not use too many words here) You want to tell just enough to set the stage.
Step 4. Describe the period pertaining to the core of the matter, incident or faith changing event. Here is where you tell the bulk of your story.
Step 5. Finally, describe the result(s) of incident or period. How has it had an impact on your faith? How has it helped to change your outlook, heart and dealings with others within the context of your faith? What impact has it had on others? Be able to relate it to your life as a Pauline Cooperator. How have the teachings of St. Paul had an impact on your life, your family, or your work? How have the teachings Fr. James Alberione or Mother Thecla on St. Paul had an impact in the way you dealt with someone or a group of people? How has your Pauline charism had an impact in bringing someone to Christ? Have you experienced joy in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others? Why is it important to serve and to share the Gospel of Christ?

Easter Almuena, Pauline Cooperator from Hawaii
Jack O’Keefe, Editor, Pauline Cooperator from (Hawaii or Michigan)
Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp, Advisor, Director of APC, US and Toronto

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Move Over YouTube for St Paul's Tube!

Move over YouTube! Here comes the Catholic site of the Society of St Paul! Upload your videos, build your own blog, start your own audio site, share the faith! Fr. Jeffrey Mickler has set up a site for the Year of St Paul that is a place that will reach the world with the Gospel of God. Join today! An ideal place for Pauline Cooperators to help build tube by tube, video by video, audio by audio - into a virtual Pauline center.
Sr Margaret

Thursday, June 5, 2008

John Paul II's Theology of Communication

"John Paul II: Development of a Theology of Communication":

The text was published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana in honor of the third anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II. For information on how to obtain a copy of this book, visit the publishing house of the Vatican at: or
PaxBook.Com (distributing house for the Vatican)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Month of St Paul - Feast of Celebrations

Each June Paulines celebrate a month with St Paul. This culminates in the Feast of St Paul. Sts Peter and Paul are on June 29th and Paulines celebrate St Paul on the 30th - an older feast on the Roman calendar that is now the Feast of the early Martyrs. Paul qualifies for early martyr as well as Apostle.

This June will open the Year of St Paul. We are planning many events. The first begins this weekend (June 7th) with the Jubilee of 11 sisters - 3 celebrate 25 years. 3 celebrate 50 years. 3 celebrate 60 years and 2 celebate 70 years! We expect 200 people to join in the celebrations.

On June 14th 2 sisters will pronounce their perpetual vows and on June 28th three sisters will pronounce first vows. Then on June 29th 3 Pauline Cooperators in New Jersey and 2 Pauline Cooperators in Boston will pronounce their Promise.

These types of celebrations will be going on all over the world in Pauline communities: the Priests and Brothers of the Society of St Paul, the Daughters of St Paul, the Sisters of the Divine Master, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the Sisters of the Queen of Apostles and all of the Institutes: Holy Family, Annunciationists, Gabrielites - plus Pauline Cooperators.

In April 2009 the whole Pauline Family will hold a special event in honor of Paul (in Rome). I am trying to find out more about this event as we plan a Roman pilgrimage for the Cooperators.

Happy Month of St Paul!

Sr Margaret