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Sr. Khristina Galema, FSP: Celebrating Her Perpetual Profession

Sr. Khristina Galema, FSP: Celebrating Her Perpetual Profession

TODAY WE CELEBRATE WITH SR. KHRISTINA GALEMA, FSPON THE GIFT OF HER LIFE TO THE LORD IN PERPETUAL PROFESSION “Now you belong forever to this family of the Daughters of St Paul”Today it is right that your house should echo with a new song of thanksgiving for this sister of ours who has listened to your voice and made herself over to your holy service. From the Solemn Blessing of the New Perpetually ProfessedThis is a picture of Sr Khristina and her family from her ...
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What Perpetual Profession has meant to me....

What Perpetual Profession has meant to me....

My favorite recollection of my perpetual profession were our candles on the altar. The three of us making final vows together each processed down the aisle with a lit candle representing the gift of our lives given to the Lord. They were then placed near the altar. We intended to collect our candles after the profession Mass and save them as remembrances, but in the excitement of the day (and all the picture-taking) we left them lit and went downstairs for a festive meal with family an...
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4 Spiritual Guides If You're Seeking Light and Beauty

4 Spiritual Guides If You're Seeking Light and Beauty

“Spirit seeking light and beauty, heart that longs for thy rest, soul that asks understanding…” (Janet Stuart, RSCJ)The first months of 2020 have been pandemic stricken...and panic-stricken. We've been isolated in homes, some lonely, some frustrated, some fearful, but all of us dealing with more silence than we're probably used to. As I write this, I’m tapping into contemporary saintly spiritual guides who walked their pilgrimage through our noisy world in sacred...
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Hold on to the true, good, and beautiful Shepherd

Hold on to the true, good, and beautiful Shepherd

Two days ago I exited our temporarily closed Pauline Book & Media Center and a twenty-something-year-old woman bounded up to me excitedly and asked, “Do you work at the Catholic bookstore?” I responded with a big smile, “Yes!” She asked, “Are you hiring?”  I replied that we weren’t, and she quickly rejoined, “Do you know anyone who is?” Promising prayers was all I could do, though I wished I could do more. And once again, I was ...
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Finding Spiritual Communion in a Pandemic - A Letter from the Provincial Superior

Finding Spiritual Communion in a Pandemic - A Letter from the Provincial Superior

Dear Friend,Happy Easter to you! I’m thinking of you who have been our friends for so many years. We sisters have met you in our centers, online, on the phone, on social media, through our newsletters, on YouTube—in so many ways and in so many places. In these days we are isolated in our homes, but still not far apart at all. The Word of God and the hope of Easter bring us together in spiritual communion. Dark days are punctuated by the Light of Christ who has conquered darkness...
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How to Supercharge Your Prayer Life with the Rosary

How to Supercharge Your Prayer Life with the Rosary

Would you like to gain a big boost in your prayer life? Can you set aside fifteen minutes a day? That’s all it takes to pray the Rosary. The benefits you will gain will last into eternity.The Rosary is a “compendium of the Gospel,” according to Saint John Paul II. Each of the mysteries of the Rosary takes an episode from the Gospel and offers it to us for meditation and prayer.In his letter to the Romans, Saint Paul places the Gospel at the very center of the Christian life: &l...
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New Novices! A Lesson in Trust

New Novices! A Lesson in Trust

Greetings! Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Marta here.We’re two of the new novices in formation to become Daughters of St. Paul. We are truly blessed to be writing to you on such a special day! Today is the 115th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of St Paul by Blessed James Alberione in 1914 in Italy, which gives us a great reason to celebrate. The Society of St Paul was the first congregation founded by Alberione. All the congregations and institutes founded by Alberione make up ...
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