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What Are You Doing for World Youth Day?

What Are You Doing for World Youth Day?

“I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). These familiar words of the Blessed Mother are on the lips of millions of young people this week as World Youth Day is celebrated in Panama, January 22 to January 27. This theme is reflected in the official theme song for World Youth Day, Hágase en Mí Según Tu Palabra (Let Your Will Be Done in Me):He aquí la sierva del SeñorHágase en mí segú...
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Discover a New Title (and Devotion!) to Mary

Discover a New Title (and Devotion!) to Mary

Postulant Orianne shares some of her initial impressions about the Pauline devotion to Mary as Queen of Apostles.
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Fourth Week of Advent: Taste the Joy of Christmas!

Fourth Week of Advent: Taste the Joy of Christmas!

We’ve come to the last “moment” of waiting for our guest! Having renewed our sight in order to see well the signs of the times, having reinforced the foundation on which we base our life, and having reflected on how we can give time to others…one a quick glance at ourselves for the last little touches and we’re there! With our most welcoming smile, let us open the door: our guest has arrived!The Gospel of the fourth week of Advent (Luke 1:39-45)Mary set outand trav...
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What's It Like Getting Ready for Christmas in the Convent?

What's It Like Getting Ready for Christmas in the Convent?

What is Advent like in the convent? …is not a question that anyone has ever asked me, now that I think about it. But some of you might be curious! So let me share a few of the hallmarks of Advent in a Daughters of St. Paul convent.
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Third Week of Advent: Teacher, What Should We Do?

Third Week of Advent: Teacher, What Should We Do?

It’s the third week of Advent! The cleaning continues, even though by now the big jobs are done and finally, along with the clean smell of windows and floors scrubbed until they shine, we can begin to smell something delicious in their air. And we begin to feel a desire to share and to communicate…without our even knowing it, a smile appears on our faces: our guest is near!Gospel of the Third Week of AdventLuke 3:10-18The crowds asked John the Baptist,“What should we do?&rdquo...
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The Second Week of Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord

The Second Week of Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord

It’s the second week of Advent! We’ve cleaned the “windows,” that is, we’ve cleared a way for our eyes to see what is truly necessary for our life; now it’s time to clean the “floors,” which are the base, the foundation of our life, that support our whole house.Gospel of the Second Sunday of AdventIn the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea,and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee,and his brother Philip ...
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The First Week of Advent: Let's Get (Our Hearts) Ready

The First Week of Advent: Let's Get (Our Hearts) Ready

It’s the first week of Advent: the beginning of our journey together. This journey is all based on preparing ourselves for Christmas by preparing our house, which is the intimacy of our heart.
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What Can I Do During Advent to Help My Discernment?

What Can I Do During Advent to Help My Discernment?

Advent is a privileged time for growing closer to Jesus, and for placing your discernment in his hands. Beginning today, and for each of the four weeks of Advent, we invite you to join us for a weekly “appointment” online. Each Sunday you will find a reflection on the Sunday Gospel, inviting you to consider these three points: What will you take away that you do not need? What will you prepare? And what will you say to Jesus, the awaited Guest?
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Powerful Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Powerful Daily Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Here is a lovely prayer to the Holy Spirit to help you in your daily discernment of seeking and embracing God's will, and your vocational discernment. And here is the text of both the advice and actual prayer, written by Cardinal Mercier:I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (...
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How Much Do Sisters Pray?

How Much Do Sisters Pray?

How much praying does a sister do, and why is prayer such an important part of a sister's life?
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How To Keep "Showing Up" for Our Vocational Discernment

How To Keep "Showing Up" for Our Vocational Discernment

Next in our Lectio Divina Series, this time on John 1:35-39. John the Baptist is "there again." He is faithful, in the fullest sense of the word. He believes in God with every square inch of his life, trusts that God is acting in his life, and surrenders himself to this loving action. Faith that believes, trusts, and surrenders is the basis for our journey of vocational discernment.
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Me—a Media Nun? Seriously? (Proof that God has a sense of humor.)

Me—a Media Nun? Seriously? (Proof that God has a sense of humor.)

Postulant Allison shares her journey from technologically incompetent high school student to becoming an aspiring #MediaNun (or a postulant of the Daughters of St. Paul)
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Do We Recognize Jesus "Passing By"

Do We Recognize Jesus "Passing By"

Do we desire God’s love like the blind man desires his sight? Pray with this Lectio Divina on last Sunday's Gospel: the healing of blind Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52.
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Holy Hour To Adore Jesus the Divine Master, Our Way, Truth, and Life

Holy Hour To Adore Jesus the Divine Master, Our Way, Truth, and Life

Tomorrow, October 28, 2018, the Pauline Family celebrates the Feast of Jesus, the Divine Master, Way, Truth, and Life.  We’d like to invite you to celebrate with us by sharing with you a Holy Hour of Adoration—which our Founder encouraged us to call our daily “visit with Jesus.” We pray that all of us may enter more fully into our relationship with Christ who truly is the Way, Truth, and Life for each of us and for all of humanity. Visit with Jesus, th...
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The Big Pauline Three! (Spirituality of the Daughters of St. Paul)

The Big Pauline Three! (Spirituality of the Daughters of St. Paul)

When I started discerning with the Daughters of St. Paul, one of the first things I wanted to know was how the Daughters prayed. What were their main devotions? Postulant Allison Gliot sums up the Eucharistic, Marian, and Pauline devotions of the Daughters of Saint Paul.
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Synod 2018: Discernment in Action!

Synod 2018: Discernment in Action!

Following the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment is a way to witness the Church's effort to discern together
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Being “Extravagantly Generous” with God: A Lectio Divina

Being “Extravagantly Generous” with God: A Lectio Divina

God recklessly gives us an abundance of his love and desires that we respond to him just as generously: Lectio Divina meditation on Mary washing the feet of Jesus (John 12:2-9).
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If You Have Never Witnessed a Sister Making Vows...

If You Have Never Witnessed a Sister Making Vows...

If you have never witnessed a sister's religious profession, this is about as close as you can get to it without being there!
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Community Life: a Penance or Joy?

Community Life: a Penance or Joy?

Sister Maria Grace Dateno gives us the "inside scoop" on living in a religious community, sharing why she finds community life a treasure...even when it's difficult.
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What Is a Postulant, Anyway?

What Is a Postulant, Anyway?

We are blessed to have Postulant Allison share what life is like as a postulant.
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