While I’m getting back from a week mostly offline, here are a couple of inspiring reads/videos that I’ve enjoyed about or from sisters in my community, the Daughters of St. Paul. As we are approaching our 100th anniversary of foundation of the Pauline Family (August 20, 2014) and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of Saint Paul (June 15, 2015), it’s really exciting for me to share stories of our sisters from around the continent and the world!
Yesterday’s A Good Catholic Life Radio Show centered around the Pauline Family and the ten institutes who make it up. You can join us in celebrating our centenary by listening in!
“The Voice of Constant Motion” is an inspiring article about Daughter of Saint Paul Sister Anne Kiragu, a missionary in Juba, South Sudan, and how she seeks to help bring peace to the lives of those torn by war and violence–through the radio, her words, her outreach to refugees, and helping people to find hope.
Sr. Rose Pacatte is a prolific Daughter of Saint Paul as an author, film reviewer, and director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles. In March, she received the Daniel J. Kane Award from the University of Dayton. Her acceptance speech is a beautiful reflection on her journey of becoming an always better communicator of Christ:
“Sr. Helena Is on a Media Mission” is a fun article recently posted up by NBC News Online about media nun Sr. Helena Raphael Burns, who has 15,000+ Twitter followers, is making a documentary film about Blessed James Alberione, and whose Twitter tagline is: “media nun tweets God.” (And she also shares her love of hockey in her tweets.)
“Go Tweet It on the Mountain” offers ideas and insights about using Twitter to share our faith in Christ. (And yes, the writer joined Twitter because of Daughter of Saint Paul Sr. Anne Joan Flanagan’s inspiring tweets! Sr. Anne @nunblogger tweets a daily haiku from the Gospel of the day.)
Finally, Daughter of St. Paul Leads Life of Peace and Quiet Bravery is a recent article about Sr. Evangelina Canag, a Daughter of Saint Paul in the Philippines whom I have been privileged to meet and speak with when I visited our sisters in Manila.