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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gifts of the Spirit

The Holy Spirit helped us to meet many good people as we celebrated the Vigil and the Feast of Pentecost this past weekend. We witnessed people "alive in the Spirit" as we presented God's Word through the media at the Trenton Charismatic Rally on Saturday and with a display at all the Masses at St. Rose Parish in Belmar, New Jersey. In Belmar we made use of our tent which is 10' x 10'. It is really a sort of dome-top with metal supports. It served us well as a portable Pauline Book & Media Center. The tent preserved our books from the gentle rain which fell at intervals in the morning. We recalled that we are Daughtes of St. Paul who is "The" Apostle, and a tent maker as well! St. Paul took care that none of our editions were wet nor were we.

 Memorial day was spent with friends near the ocean. It was a day of real rest and relaxation. Whenever I see the ocean I think of St. Catherine of Sienna's words: "Jesus is our Sea of Peace."

Tomorrow May 31st the Church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth. Mary had Jesus within her as she greeted Elizabeth. For us Daughters of St. Paul this is a day of celebration for us as we are reminded that we too bring Jesus with us to all we visit. He is in the disguise of his Word. and various forms of today's media: books, DVD's, CD's and many other forms of media.

Plan to Join Us at these Events:

On Thursday evening, tomorrow night, Father Dennis Gill will give his final presentation on Participation in the Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 N. 17th Street in downtown Philadelphia. We will have a focused display featuring the Daily and Sunday St. Paul Missals in the Center Auditorium. We highly recommend Father Gill's teachings on the Liturgy. Each session has been very enlightening. The talks are free and free parking is available in the lot next to the building.

On Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday we will serve as "The Book Store" for the National Catholic Charismatic Conference to be held at the Philadelphia Conference Center in downtown Philadelphia. You don't have to be a "Charismatic" to attend. The genuine enthusiasm and devotion of the Catholic Charismatic Movement is a gift to all of us from the Holy Spirit. The speakers on their program are always upbeat and dynamic as well as faith-filled. Come and let your faith be rejuvenated! Check out the Conference's website:

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