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Come visit us where God is present in his Word and Sacrament--a Chapel is in the Bookstore for you to take some time for reflection and prayer.

¡También somos su fuente para libros en español! Let us help you Discover Hope in your lives! Pauline Books & Media is part of the media evangelizing mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, women religious who live Christ and communicate Him to the world.

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Coming soon to our book center here in Alexandria, VA! "Memento Mori Advent Companion" will arrive in store in time for ...
10/23/2021

Coming soon to our book center here in Alexandria, VA!
"Memento Mori Advent Companion" will arrive in store in time for the November 2 release day.

10/15/2021
Calling all Catholic single women! What are your plans this weekend? Saturday morning the Daughters of St. Paul are host...
10/14/2021

Calling all Catholic single women!
What are your plans this weekend?
Saturday morning the Daughters of St. Paul are hosting the next Discernment 101 gathering (online and in-person—including in-person here in Alexandria).
For more info go to: https://connect.pauline.org/discernment-101/

Calling all Catholic single women!
What are your plans this weekend?
Saturday morning the Daughters of St. Paul are hosting the next Discernment 101 gathering (online and in-person—including in-person here in Alexandria).
For more info go to: https://connect.pauline.org/discernment-101/

10/13/2021
Unboxing Carlos Acutis: God’s Computer Genius

Unboxing video!
Our stock of the new PBM Kids title: "Carlo Acutis: God's Computer Genius" arrived in Alexandria today. Thank you @PaulineBooksandMedia

Introduce kids to this soccer-playing, computer-coding, animal-loving, holy fifteen-year-old, and give them a lifelong friend and intercessor who will help them stay close to Jesus!

Happy Birthday Edith Stein! 🎂Did you know that today is the 130th birthday of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-19...
10/12/2021

Happy Birthday Edith Stein! 🎂
Did you know that today is the 130th birthday of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)? She was born in Bresslau (then part of the German Empire) on October 12, 1891.
Edith was a prolific writer, and we are happy to carry many of her titles in English translation as well as several biographies of this 20th Century martyr.
St. Edith Stein, pray for us!

Happy Birthday Edith Stein! 🎂
Did you know that today is the 130th birthday of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)? She was born in Bresslau (then part of the German Empire) on October 12, 1891.
Edith was a prolific writer, and we are happy to carry many of her titles in English translation as well as several biographies of this 20th Century martyr.
St. Edith Stein, pray for us!

We're 3 weeks away from the feast of All Souls. Tempus fugit!Memento Mori 💀
10/11/2021

We're 3 weeks away from the feast of All Souls.
Tempus fugit!
Memento Mori 💀

We're 3 weeks away from the feast of All Souls.
Tempus fugit!
Memento Mori 💀

10/08/2021
A Catholic Lens with Jonathan Roumie

Are you a fan of "The Chosen"?
We are too!!
Check out this interview by one of our sisters, Sr. Nancy Usselmann, with Jonathan Roumie about his experience playing Jesus in the series.

🌹Memorial of the Holy Rosary 🌹Whether you pray the Rosary daily and fervently or find yourself struggling through all th...
10/07/2021

🌹Memorial of the Holy Rosary 🌹
Whether you pray the Rosary daily and fervently or find yourself struggling through all those Hail Mary's, the saints have plenty of insights to share on why they kept a rosary with them and how it brought them closer to Jesus and his Mother.
Saint Bernadette, for example, prayed the Rosary with Mary. "When I said the Rosary, Mary held one in her hands," Bernadette recounted from one of the apparitions at Lourdes. "She would slip the beads through her fingers" and she prayed "at my pace." We too can envision Mary praying with us, at our pace, helping us contemplate Jesus her Son.
Here are two books that tell St Bernadette's story:

Help us spread the word about next Saturday's Discernment 101 event for women ages 16-33.The Daughters of St. Paul conve...
10/05/2021

Help us spread the word about next Saturday's Discernment 101 event for women ages 16-33.
The Daughters of St. Paul convent here in Old Town Alexandria will be hosting an in-person meeting on October 16. More details and registration for both online and in-person participation at: https://connect.pauline.org/discernment-101.

Wondering about God’s will for your life?

https://connect.pauline.org/discernment-101

Join us virtually or in-person at our Saint Louis convent on Saturday mornings (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11) for Discernment 101: a series of talks, guided prayer, and reflections to help you grow in your relationship with God and discern how God is inviting you to live out the gift of who you are in the world.

Check out the link for details or to register!

#discernment #vocation #medianuns

🌹 Blessings for the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux! 🌹
10/01/2021

🌹 Blessings for the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux! 🌹

🌹 Blessings for the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux! 🌹

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09/30/2021

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08/29/2021

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Have you seen the many graphic novel lives of the saints that we carry!?!
08/25/2021

Have you seen the many graphic novel lives of the saints that we carry!?!

"[The Legend of Saint Christopher: Quest for a King] is a great story about searching for God, finding Him, serving our neighbors and being faithful to God, even to the point of death. Thumbs up from my boys." —Review by Bobbi, Mama of 4, blogger at Revolution of Love & writer at Blessed Is She

Who do your kids admire? Have you introduced them to a saint lately?

https://paulinestore.com/kids-teens/book-type/graphic-novels.html

#Catholic #Saints #GraphicNovels #MediaNuns

Does keeping up with the news get you down, make you anxious or angry? Try praying the news!
08/20/2021

Does keeping up with the news get you down, make you anxious or angry? Try praying the news!

Do you feel overwhelmed and sorrowful in the face of the world’s problems? If so, don’t watch the news, pray it.

Our sisters regularly “pray the news” and we invite you to join us in this simple prayer practice.

Intercessory prayer is a concrete, direct way we can make a difference in the lives of people in need around the world.

Today our sisters are praying for the people of Afghanistan, and we invite you to pray with us.

Steps to Praying the News:

1. Invoke the Holy Spirit as your guide and ask him to intercede through you; he knows the problems of the world better than any of us (see Rom 8:26-27)
2. Watch or read the news and spend a few moments in quiet contemplation, allowing your heart to absorb what is happened around the world.
3. Pray for the people involved in the news stories you have read or watched. If you are in a group, the leader can invite participants to express their intercessory prayer out loud.
4. Pray a closing prayer (e.g. Psalm 67).

If you would like to help the Afghan people with either your time or resources, please contact Catholic Charities.

#PrayTheNews #PrayForAfghanistan #Prayer

“Mass and Communion are still the high point of each of my days, the moment in which intimacy with the Lord is deepened ...
07/02/2021

“Mass and Communion are still the high point of each of my days, the moment in which intimacy with the Lord is deepened and nourished, and in which I am strengthened for whatever the day holds. I look forward to this moment even more now than I did as a child, but it began then—with an invitation of grace and helped by catechists who were able to transmit their own love for Jesus in the Eucharist to a young and open heart.”

Our sister, Sr. Mary Leonora, has been using the Fridays of June to tell her story of falling in love with Jesus in the Eucharist. Visit our feed to see her previous reflections on how Jesus has loved her in and through the Eucharist from childhood and throughout her religious life.

May Jesus set your hearts on fire with His love for you!

#SacredHeart #medianuns #CorpusChristi #Catholic #FirstCommunion

Remember when we told you we were asking Carlo Acutis to pray for one of our projects?⁠⁠Here's what we (and Carlo) have ...
07/01/2021

Remember when we told you we were asking Carlo Acutis to pray for one of our projects?⁠

Here's what we (and Carlo) have been working on!⁠

https://paulinestore.com/carlo-acutis--gods-computer-genius-qs1006217-198514.html

Meet Carlo: an Italian fifteen-year-old techie who loved coding, video games, animals, and also lived a life that put him on the highway to heaven!⁠

Set to become the first millennial saint, Blessed Carlo Acutis was a vibrant, faith-filled Italian teenager who loved technology and the Eucharist. Share Carlo's fascinating and moving story with the young people you love and inspire them on their journey to heaven! ⁠

#CarloAcutis #Catholic #Saint #Blessed

Remember when we told you we were asking Carlo Acutis to pray for one of our projects?⁠

Here's what we (and Carlo) have been working on!⁠

https://paulinestore.com/carlo-acutis--gods-computer-genius-qs1006217-198514.html

Meet Carlo: an Italian fifteen-year-old techie who loved coding, video games, animals, and also lived a life that put him on the highway to heaven!⁠

Set to become the first millennial saint, Blessed Carlo Acutis was a vibrant, faith-filled Italian teenager who loved technology and the Eucharist. Share Carlo's fascinating and moving story with the young people you love and inspire them on their journey to heaven! ⁠

#CarloAcutis #Catholic #Saint #Blessed

“In Carlo, one could admire a continuous and ever-renewed orientation toward good. That was possible thanks to his surre...
07/01/2021

“In Carlo, one could admire a continuous and ever-renewed orientation toward good. That was possible thanks to his surrender to the Lord.”
-Andrea Acutis, Carlo’s father

Carlo’s secret to holiness was his commitment to keeping his heart young and open to the love of Jesus. “To rise to God,” Carlo wrote, “the soul needs to remove the small weights that are sins.” Through frequent confession and examination, Carlo sought to eliminate every attitude, thought, and action that separated him from Jesus so that nothing would stand in the way of Jesus’s desire to make Carlo’s heart like His own.

The witness of Carlo’s life and his ordinary ways of loving—helping the poor, going the extra mile in his chores, dedicating his God-given talents to evangelization, standing up for those who are bullied, cleaning up litter, and more—show us that Christ can transform the hearts of anyone, of any age, as long as they are open to His grace. With Blessed Carlo Acutis, let us ask the grace of an open heart for ourselves, our children, and those most in need of the saving love of Jesus in their lives.

Visit our feed tomorrow as Sister Mary Leonora reflects on how she opens her heart daily to Jesus in the Eucharist for nourishment, strength, and Love beyond all telling.

#SacredHeart #CarloAcutis #medianuns #CorpusChristi #Catholic #FirstCommunion

“In Carlo, one could admire a continuous and ever-renewed orientation toward good. That was possible thanks to his surrender to the Lord.”
-Andrea Acutis, Carlo’s father

Carlo’s secret to holiness was his commitment to keeping his heart young and open to the love of Jesus. “To rise to God,” Carlo wrote, “the soul needs to remove the small weights that are sins.” Through frequent confession and examination, Carlo sought to eliminate every attitude, thought, and action that separated him from Jesus so that nothing would stand in the way of Jesus’s desire to make Carlo’s heart like His own.

The witness of Carlo’s life and his ordinary ways of loving—helping the poor, going the extra mile in his chores, dedicating his God-given talents to evangelization, standing up for those who are bullied, cleaning up litter, and more—show us that Christ can transform the hearts of anyone, of any age, as long as they are open to His grace. With Blessed Carlo Acutis, let us ask the grace of an open heart for ourselves, our children, and those most in need of the saving love of Jesus in their lives.

Visit our feed tomorrow as Sister Mary Leonora reflects on how she opens her heart daily to Jesus in the Eucharist for nourishment, strength, and Love beyond all telling.

#SacredHeart #CarloAcutis #medianuns #CorpusChristi #Catholic #FirstCommunion

"God is using everything in his Church and in creation to bring about the redemption of humanity. God communicates himse...
06/29/2021

"God is using everything in his Church and in creation to bring about the redemption of humanity. God communicates himself, his plans, his saving actions through creation. God holds his plans in secret, in his heart, from all eternity, but he slowly unveils them in history in various times and places. God’s plans and revelation culminate in the ultimate saving and revealing action of Jesus in the paschal mystery. This action of God is now something we all have a chance to be present at and to participate in through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. God makes his actions present and effective to us through tangible signs—sacraments—and allows us to receive our salvation. And we can only receive salvation by participation in Christ, the ultimate mystery of God made flesh."⁠

—Fr. Harrison Ayre, Mysterion 🦚

"God is using everything in his Church and in creation to bring about the redemption of humanity. God communicates himself, his plans, his saving actions through creation. God holds his plans in secret, in his heart, from all eternity, but he slowly unveils them in history in various times and places. God’s plans and revelation culminate in the ultimate saving and revealing action of Jesus in the paschal mystery. This action of God is now something we all have a chance to be present at and to participate in through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. God makes his actions present and effective to us through tangible signs—sacraments—and allows us to receive our salvation. And we can only receive salvation by participation in Christ, the ultimate mystery of God made flesh."⁠

—Fr. Harrison Ayre, Mysterion 🦚

What are you doing this summer to avoid boredom and grow in your faith?⁠ Do your kids have any good summer reading?⁠⁠Our...
06/28/2021

What are you doing this summer to avoid boredom and grow in your faith?⁠ Do your kids have any good summer reading?⁠

Our sisters want to make sure your family is set with good Catholic books to read this summer, so we decided to put a bunch of our books on sale! ⁠

Some of our books are as much as 80% off (while supplies last)!

You can shop our summer sale June 28-July 5:⁠

1) On our webstore: paulinestore.com ⁠

2) At any of our PBM bookstores ⁠(pauline.org/Catholic-bookstores)

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on good Catholic books for your family.

Our sisters are praying that your family and all your loved ones have a grace-filled (and fun!) summer.⁠

#SummerReading #Catholic #Reading #BookLover

What are you doing this summer to avoid boredom and grow in your faith?⁠ Do your kids have any good summer reading?⁠

Our sisters want to make sure your family is set with good Catholic books to read this summer, so we decided to put a bunch of our books on sale! ⁠

Some of our books are as much as 80% off (while supplies last)!

You can shop our summer sale June 28-July 5:⁠

1) On our webstore: paulinestore.com ⁠

2) At any of our PBM bookstores ⁠(pauline.org/Catholic-bookstores)

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on good Catholic books for your family.

Our sisters are praying that your family and all your loved ones have a grace-filled (and fun!) summer.⁠

#SummerReading #Catholic #Reading #BookLover

If you know us well, you know that the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul is to promote the Gospel using modern media....
06/27/2021

If you know us well, you know that the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul is to promote the Gospel using modern media.

For decades, a large part of our media mission to help people get to know Jesus has involved publishing books through Pauline Books & Media.

Recently, our sisters were approached by Tiller Press, a division of Simon and Schuster, to write a book about our experiences and spirituality living in a media world.

We saw this as an opportunity for many, some of whom might never otherwise meet our sisters, to get to know our ministry and learn how much we love Jesus.

In this forthcoming book, releasing July 6, eight of our #medianuns share vulnerably about their faith experiences, crises of faith, struggles, vocational journeys, and the joy of the Gospel.

Pre-order at paulinestore.com/millennial-nuns, and stay tuned to our social media for excerpts!

With contributions from:

Sr. Amanda Marie • Sr. Tracey (@sistah_tee_letters) •
Sr. Danielle Victoria (@danielleshabit) • Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie (@srjackiegee) • Sr. Maria Kim (@srmariakim) • Sr. Andrew (@srandrewfsp) • Sr. Emily Beata (@sremilybeata) • Sr. Benedicta (@forjoyssake)

#millennialnuns

If you know us well, you know that the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul is to promote the Gospel using modern media.

For decades, a large part of our media mission to help people get to know Jesus has involved publishing books through Pauline Books & Media.

Recently, our sisters were approached by Tiller Press, a division of Simon and Schuster, to write a book about our experiences and spirituality living in a media world.

We saw this as an opportunity for many, some of whom might never otherwise meet our sisters, to get to know our ministry and learn how much we love Jesus.

In this forthcoming book, releasing July 6, eight of our #medianuns share vulnerably about their faith experiences, crises of faith, struggles, vocational journeys, and the joy of the Gospel.

Pre-order at paulinestore.com/millennial-nuns, and stay tuned to our social media for excerpts!

With contributions from:

Sr. Amanda Marie • Sr. Tracey (@sistah_tee_letters) •
Sr. Danielle Victoria (@danielleshabit) • Sr. Jackie Jean-Marie (@srjackiegee) • Sr. Maria Kim (@srmariakim) • Sr. Andrew (@srandrewfsp) • Sr. Emily Beata (@sremilybeata) • Sr. Benedicta (@forjoyssake)

#millennialnuns

“After I visited the sisters one summer, they gave me a gift: a used Latin-English weekday missal. It was one of the mos...
06/25/2021

“After I visited the sisters one summer, they gave me a gift: a used Latin-English weekday missal. It was one of the most treasured gifts I ever received and went with me to daily Mass and even into the convent. For as my love affair with Jesus in the Eucharist grew, so did my vocation, and on Saturday, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 1963 I entered the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul – 6 years to the day of my First Communion. I did not choose the date; Jesus chose it for me. First, as the day he drew me to himself in a communion of hearts, and later, as day he drew me to himself in a communion of life….”

Throughout this month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sister Mary Leonora is using Fridays to tell her story of falling in love with Jesus in the Eucharist. May Jesus set your hearts on fire with His love for you!

#SacredHeart #medianuns #CorpusChristi #Catholic #FirstCommunion

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