Pauline Spirit

Images of Paul
November 19, 2008, 8:46 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized has provided a lovely service in gathering online images of St. Paul into one place for your contemplation and enrichment.


short works on Paul
November 17, 2008, 8:45 pm
Filed under: Paul resources, Pauline Year

The Catholic New World (Archdiocese of Chicago) is starting to post Pauline Year articles by Sr. Anne Flanagan, fsp. This was the second in the series: The Conversion of St. Paul. This article is missing an important credit line. The whole article was inspired by Sr. Armanda Santos’ soon-to-be-released “Facing the Apostle Paul,” a study of Pauline theology in the light of the artistic heritage. Especially with regard to the treatment of the Caravaggio works, many insights came directly from Sr. Armanda.

And speaking of Caravaggio, here’s a wonderfully insightful article on his 1601 painting of the Conversion of St. Paul (he did another one the year before).

Pauline Year Pilgrimage
October 28, 2008, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Pauline Year, Spirituality

For St. Paul, reaching Rome meant being able to preach to the whole world. Since his martyrdom “outside the walls” (circa 67), Rome is forever associated with the Apostle of the Gentiles.

The Pauline Family in the US announces a pilgrimage in honor of St. Paul: A week in Rome, preceded by Milan, northern Italy (birthplace of the Pauline Family), Assisi and Orvieto, and followed up with an optional visit to Malta. Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and Scripture study.  For info:

test your Pauline knowledge!
October 11, 2008, 7:43 pm
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A parish in Mexico has put together a clever online trivia-type game based on the life of St. Paul. If you know too much about St. Paul, you won’t have much fun, so … make a deliberate mistake or two just to experience the swords and shipwreck! Then later I’ll see you in the Winners’ Circle.

Schedule a Talk
October 7, 2008, 5:23 pm
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I’ve finally listed the talks I’m giving for the Pauline Year. I still have openings and would love to come to your parish or organization to share insights about St. Paul. Print the list and give it to your pastor or adult education director!

Pauline Laity Conference
September 6, 2008, 4:45 pm
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The Pauline Cooperators’ Conference, the annual spirituality and mission conference for the lay members of the Pauline Family, will be held Oct. 31-Nov 2 at the Vincentian Renewal Center, Princeton, NJ. This year’s principal speaker will be Father Antonio da Silva, postulator for the cause of canonization of Bl. James Alberione and other Servants of God in the Pauline Family. Father will be speaking in Italian; simultaneous translation will be provided.

For information and registration form, download the conference brochure.

New Web Resources
September 6, 2008, 4:36 pm
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I’ve come across a few more Pauline Year websites; they’ve been added to the links: from an international consortium of missionary institutes (starting with the Pauline Family)

Pauline Year from the Tarsus Chamber of Commerce. This one offers features like a virtual tour of the lone church in Tarsus–St. Paul’s, of course. (Long a museum, it appears now outfitted for liturgy.)

Please add other sites in the comments box!