If you will be attending the National Catholic Education Association conference this week at the convention center in Anaheim, first visit the booth of the Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books & Media (booth #634) where Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP will be signing books as will Sr. Armanda Santos who has a beautiful new book out on St. Paul and Art:
Visit our booth #634 for all the new editions from Pauline Books & Media and information about
our new Catholic Book Fair + Media Literacy program!
Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP will be at our booth #634 on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00am-12:30pm to sign her books, including
You may also want to attend one of Sister Rose Pacatte’s workshops:
Tuesday, April 14
Cinema Divina: shared Praxis and Prayer – Room 304 1:30pm
Navigating Our Media World (with Sr. Gretchen Hailer, RSHM) – Room 304 3:15-4:30
Wednesday, April 15
Character Education and Media Mindfulness (check time and location)
Thursday, April 16
CATHOLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Hyatt Regency Orange County)
Looking at Dark Materials through the Light
Leaders in the faith community are frequently challenged to critique and judge all kinds of media because we live in a mediated world. We are asked to make informed, pastoral judgments about media that the faithful then challenge. What’s a librarian or teacher to do when the only constant thing about any media is that they are inconsistent — or are perceived to be? This presentation will consider guidelines and criteria for navigating the media products of our culture in ways that are consistent with principles of Catholic education and pastoral practice. A handout will be provided and clips will be integrated into the seminar.
(See www.sisterrose.wordpress.com for links to resource materials)
Sponsored by: High School/ Young Adult Library Services Section
Her birthday was last Thursday but we postponed the fiesta until last night due to our involvement as exhibitors (publishers) at the LA Religious Education Congress in Anaheim.
More about Sister Tracy soon! She is the new vocation director for our community in SoCal and will be planning some events for young women discerning a vocation to the Pauline religious life.
ZENIT.org announced last week that director Martin Scorsese is maming a movie based on Japanese author Shuzako Endo’s novel SILENCE.
According to the Internet Movie Database the film is due out in 2010. Jay Cocks (Gangs of New york; The Age of Innocence) and Scorsese are writing the script.
You should be able to find a copy of SILENCE and other Endo titles at our Pauline Books & Media Centers.
For information on Shuzako Endo’s life see Shuzako Endo Wikipedia.
For a sample of just some of the books we have available for Lent, visit Pauline Online. You can order online or visit, call or email our Pauline Book & Media Centers in San Diego or Culver City (see the “About” section of this blog for phone numbers and addresses.)
Here is one of our Lenten titles:
Discover the mystery and depth of our redemption during the Lenten and Easter seasons. Writing in a conversational, relaxed style, Williams creates a dialogue with her readers about the meaning of these seasons. Approaching Easter incorporates lyrical prose, masterpiece art, Scripture, and inspiring quotes to highlight the beauty of this time of the liturgical year and discuss the many ways in which we can appreciate such an incredible gift.
Approaching Easter is the perfect gift book to bring the reader into prayerful and peaceful appreciation of the Lenten and Easter seasons.
An encouraging resource for rediscovering the spiritual meaning behind the traditions of the Paschal season.
About the author
Jane Williams is a freelance writer who contributes regularly to the U.K.’s Church Times. As a theologian, she has taught courses in doctrine and history at Trinity Theological College, Bristol, and is currently visiting lecturer at King’s College, London. Previous books include Approaching Christmas, Perfect Freedom, and Lectionary Reflections Years A, B and C. She is married to Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, and they have two children.
Hardcover with dust jacket / 128 pages / Dimensions: 6 ” x 8″ / ISBN: 0819807834
Retail Price: $15.95
Here are two books, excellent for individuals or groups, to journey through Lent using movies and scripture. You can order these from our Pauline Book & Media Centers in Culver City, CA (310-397-8676) or San Diego , CA (858-565-9281) or from Pauline Books & Media Publishing House.
Chocolate for Lent
A Creative Approach to Your Lenten Journey
Using themes from the 2000 Academy Award nominated film Chocolat, this unique approach to the season creates the space for deeper insights into self-discipline, self-giving, conversion, acceptance and maturing in Christ. Delving into the delicious depths of humanity, Chocolate for Lent offers a lenten program like no other!
Take up Chocolate for Lent this year—without guilt or calories—and grow in faith with your friends.
–Prof. Thomas Groome, Boston College, author of What Makes us Catholic.
A smooth spiritual blend of scriptures, social awareness, service, community prayer, integrity, love, and what it means to be a follower of Christ.
–Rose Pacatte, FSP author of Lights Camera…Faith! A Movie Lectionary Series
Paperback / 140 pages / Dimensions: 5″ x 7 1/8″ / ISBN: 0819815675
Retail Price: $11.95
The Power of Small Choices
What are you doing for Lent? How about watching a movie?
Once again, bestselling author Hilary Brand offers a unique twist to living the season of Lent. This lively five-week course explores the amazing power of the small choices we make every day, challenging us to broaden our spiritual horizons in ways that will make a difference.
Two movies, The Shawshank Redemption and Babette’s Feast, demonstrate the invincible human ability to make choices— choices of observation, limitation, imagination, determination, and affirmation—even in the most limited circumstances. Learn how to turn small, daily choices into occasions for personal growth and practical love, and experience this season of conversion anew.
Hilary Brand is the author of Chocolate for Lent, based on the Oscar-nominated movie Chocolat. She also written four children’s novels and co-authored Art and Soul (IVP), an exploration of faith and the arts. A self-confessed movie junkie, she also loves the Bible and likes seeing what thoughts emerge when the two come together.
Paperback / 245 pages / Dimensions: 5″ x 7 1/4″ / ISBN: 0819859567
Retail Price: $7.95