Did you ever catch yourself secretly wondering whether or not God really, really has our best interest at heart? It is so easy to slip into thinking that doing the will of God is automatically tantamount to a life of suffering and woe. Instead, Jesus came to bring us life – abundant life! As Pope Francis reminds us we are called to encounter and become messengers of the joy of the Gospel!
Paradoxically, however, we have to admit that the kingdom of God that Jesus preached and lived out in his own life does put us in the pathway of suffering and even conflict. Blessed are the poor, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… (see Matthew 5:1-11)–these are not the values of the business-as-usual-world and we shouldn’t be surprised when we find opposition. In the face of this where do we find encouragement and confidence in following God’s loving plan for our lives?
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Pope Francis is giving the Church – and the whole world – the gift of the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. Both of these men teach us with their lives and their words that a life of holiness is a life of deep confidence in God’s love for us.
As the editor for the Classic Wisdom Collection, I was delighted when two of my colleagues volunteered to prepare a book each for this series. Sr. Donna Giaimo compiled Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII and Sr. Lorraine Trouvé worked on Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul II. Like the other titles in this series, Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid are short but substantial collections of writings about the spiritual life lived out in the real world. They both address overlapping issues of confidence, humility and trust in God. Let their words and their example inspire you!
Sr. Sean Mayer, FSPRead More
Please join us monthly on the dates below for a family-friendly film screening plus refreshments and conversation about finding the seeds of the Gospel message in the story portrayed in the film.
This film series is geared towards kids ages 10-14 – parents are joyously welcome!
Event time is from 1:30—4:00pm – we start promptly at 1:30, so come early to grab a good seat and meet the other attendees!
All films are shown at the Pauline Center for Media Studies, 3908 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City, CA 90230.
For more information, please call Sr. Jennifer Tecla at 310-397-8676 or contact her at PCMS@maulinemedia.com
2014 Spring Schedule
February 15 – Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
March 22 – Mighty Macs (G)
April 5 – Rise of the Guardians (PG)
May 17 -The NeverEnding Story (PG)
“Charlie’s Bubble of Love” – Children’s Book Signing With Author/Actor Paul Carafotes – 2/1/14, 2pm-4pm
Actor/author Paul Carafotes, along with his son Charlie, the inspiration for the Charlie Bubbles series, will be signing books, “The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles!” and “Charlie Bubbles 2 Smartsville!” on Saturday, February 1, from 2-4pm at the Culver City Book and Media Center.
The new Spanish translation of the his first book, “Las Aventruras de Carlitos Burbujas”, will also debut at this event.
Read more about Paul here: http://www.examiner.com/article/actor-author-paul-carafotes-and-the-adventures-of-charlie-bubbles
Paul can also be followed on twitter @Carafotes12 or at https://www.facebook.com/carafotes12 on Facebook.Read More
Join us at the Culver City Book and Media Center as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. Informational sessions will be held on:
Monday, February 10 at 3:30pm
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm
For six weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and Blessed John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. In our weekly meetings, on Monday afternoons or Tuesday evenings, we’ll share our insights within our small group and then watch a 30-minute video.
The video by popular author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, brings our individual reflections and group experience into a clear and live-able focus.
If you looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness, join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory. In our hectic day and time, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary.
Fore more information, email email@example.com, or
call Paul Gray at 714-422-8909 or Zacharia Abdollahi at 714-422-8466
Please join us for a seminar on the new encyclical by Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, Evangelii Gaudium, on Saturday, January 18th, 2014. Father Marc Angelo will be presenting from 9am-11am. The event is free and all are welcome.
For more information, please call the Pauline Book and Media Center at 310-397-8676. Our address is 3908 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA. We look forward to seeing you!
“The Joy of the Gospel, Evangelii Gaudium, is a clear and engaging invitation written by Pope Francis himself. Setting out his hopes and dreams for all that the People of God may become today, Evangelii Gaudium is a fresh and compelling read for those interested in lasting joy.”
Fr. Marc Angelo is native from Puerto Rico, graduated from Fordham University in New York City and completed a Master Degree in Divinity at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. Was ordained for the diocese of Arecibo, Puerto Rico on July 1, 1988. He holds a Master Degree in Business administration and Accounting from Phoenix University, and is currently working on a double thesis: Master Degree in Marketing and Advertising (Gold medal for highest academic achievement); Master Degree for Creative Writing from the Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico. He is the oldest of seven children. His family resides in New York and in Florida. He is passionate about preaching, mysticism, psychology and meditation.Read More
Pauline Books and Media is sponsoring the LA Premiere of Mary of Nazareth!
Join Us on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7pm at the RAVE 18 Cinemas located at 6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles CA 90045
View the trailer and learn more about this film at the official website: http://www.maryfilm.com
$12 Tickets on Sale at Pauline Books and Media *ONLY* Not at the theater for this special event!
Stop by or call the Culver City Book and Media Center for more information: 3908 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230, 310-397-8676Read More
CULVER CITY, CA – You and your family are invited to join us on Saturday, December 7th from 1-4pm to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, at our annual Baby Jesus Birthday Party!
There will be photo opportunities with the Baby Jesus and St. Nicholas, cake, and fun activities that highlight the spirit of the Christmas and Advent season!
The Culver City Book & Media Center is located at 3908 Sepulveda Boulevard. Call us at 310-397-8676 for more information!Read More