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LATEST NEWS:



Taste of Heaven

A cookbook by the Daughters of St Paul 

now available at Apostolate of the Media, Church of the Risen Christ
for donations of $25.
Proceeds go to our building fund. Thank you for your kind support.
UPCOMING EVENT

Come and tee off for a good cause! 
Join us in our maiden golf tournament in aid of our new convent!



Email us at pauline.fsp@gmail.com for sponsorship and registration forms!


PAST EVENTS

Sisters Serve Up "Taste of Heaven" 
Catholic News article

Taste of Heaven Dinner and Book Launch



St Ignatius Feast Day carnival 


 


PAST EVENTS

Heavenly Voices Concert DVD

As part of our fundraising efforts for a new convent, 
a souvenir DVD of our Heavenly Voices Centennial Concert
will be given as a gift for donations of $20 and above.
UPDATE: THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK!
WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT!








THANK YOU for your wonderful support for the past year.




Heavenly Voices Centennial Concerts, 
featuring Daughters of St Paul from around the world.



 Centenary Mass
  


Donation Appeal






Contributions by cheques can be made payable to: 
Daughters of St Paul Building Fund
Daughters of St Paul, 47 Jurong West, Street 42, Singapore 649368
For those who would like to do a direct bank transfer,
 Name: Daughters of Saint Paul Building Fund
Bank Name: OCBC Bank Code: 7339
Branch Code: 615
Account Number: 892189001
(If they do not ask for the branch code separately, please use 615892189001)
Other inquires, please pauline.fsp@gmail.com for details.





Performed by Sr Jocelyn Kwek, fsp, Sr Wendy Ooi, fsp and Sr Aeran Kim, fsp at our fund raising lunch at Tim Palace, SAFRA-Toa Payoh, Singapore on Sunday Aug 10, 2014.
This video was recorded by Sr Theresa Lim, fsp
Also recorded by Jeanette Kong at http://youtu.be/6sSt_bvcn0Q

"We are One" is the first track from the CD, "Unconditional" which is available for a minimum donation of S$10. 

All proceeds go to the Daughters of St Paul Building Fund in Singapore.
Also available at Apostolate of the Media, Church of the Risen Christ, Toa Payoh.


WE ARE ONE 
(based on the letters of Saint Paul) 
We are one 
All part of the whole design 
One in sin One in redemption 
One in the Lord of love 

We are called to faith 
The faith of Christ our Lord 
To participate in Christ’s faith 
That is the key 

We are one 
All part of the whole design 
One body One people 
One in the plan of God 

 We are called to live 
The paschal mystery 
Wherever we are 
Whoever we’re with 

We are one 
All part of the whole design 
One in Christ One in each other 
One in life and death 

(Words & Music by Wendy Ooi, fsp © & ℗ 2011 Paulines Audiovisuals Africa)



Book Reviews

My Prayers to God with Love and Joy


                                                                                             
Translated & adapted from the Italian Le Mie Prime Preghiere
By Bruno Forte & Antonio Tarzia, 64 pages, $6.50
2nd print by Daughters of St Paul, Singapore, 2013




"When two hands, even two small hands are raised in prayer, they lift up the whole world."

My prayers to God with Love and Joy is a colorful and handy pocket-sized prayer book for children aged 6 and above. It contains original prayers which touch on family, friends, play, study, teachers, computers, birthdays, nature and more. Morning and night prayers as well as thanksgiving prayers are also included. 

Written in a simple and spontaneous style, these prayers encourage children to speak personally to God about their concerns. Brief and clear explanations on the Beatitudes, Ten Commandments and the Rosary complete this prayer book.

To pray means to be friends with God, to know him better and to grow closer to him. My Prayers to God with Love and Joy will inspire children to love prayer and deepen their relationship with God. It also makes a wonderful First Communion gift.










Sample pages:


 Priced at S$6.50. Available at Apostolate of the Media (tel 63565958), Church of the Risen Christ, Toa Payoh.
For orders, please email pauline.fsp@gmail.com with your name, contact number, address and quantity required.






NOTES FROM KENYA - A Missionary's Experience



Notes from Kenya - A Missionary’s Experience by Sister Wendy Ooi, fsp
Reviewed by Christopher Smith

The world is continually changing, and the Daughters of St Paul, an international community of religious women, has made it its mission to propagate the Gospel using modern forms of communication. In doing so it has needed to acquire the skills necessary for working with modern media, from a knowledge of studio recording methods for producing CDs and DVDs through to the computing skills necessary for developing websites and establishing a presence within social media, such as Facebook. A new type of nun is clearly required for such work, and one such person is Sister Wendy Ooi, the author of Notes from Kenya, who, some years ago, left her work with the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation to take up her vocation with the Daughters of St Paul.

Sister Wendy’s most recent posting, five years ago, was to Nairobi, the capital of the East African country of Kenya. During her time there she kept in touch with distant friends and colleagues through the medium of an on-line ‘blog’, or diary, as a means of letting them know what she was doing, and that blog forms the basis for her book, Notes from Kenya - A Missionary’s Experience, now embellished with additional photographs and text.

The focus of Sister Wendy’s work in Nairobi was working for the audiovisual or ‘AV’ sector of the Paulines, and she describes in the book the production of CDs like the Heart of Peace, a collection of peace songs produced in response to the regional violence there, and the production of DVDs on subjects such as the Stations of the Cross and the Parables.

But this book, far from being a dry description of Sr Wendy’s working routine, provides a complete and colourful picture of all aspects of her life throughout her five years in Kenya.

She describes the relationship between the convent and the local community, with subjects ranging from outreach work in nearby villages through to the sometimes surprising cultural differences that she encountered in attending gatherings like local funerals.

She doesn’t shy away from discussing difficult subjects, with reflections on the extreme tribal violence that was widespread on her arrival in Kenya, the kidnappings of fellow Sisters and the murder of a Priest, and the extreme poverty faced by locals on Nairobi’s doorstep, in the Kibera slum.

Scattered throughout the book are Sister Wendy’s reflections on her cultural and religious influences, from literary figures of the past through to contemporary performers like Suzanne Vega. Sister Wendy experienced her own taste of fame when, after producing one CD, Unconditional, she found herself mobbed by admirers in search of her autograph!

During her time in Nairobi she would make a point of meeting up with fellow ex-pats and, by chance, VIPs - Prime Ministers, Ambassadors and Nuncios included - to celebrate Singaporean and Malaysian National and Independence days, and a feast of a time was had by all.

On the few occasions when she was able to take leave from the convent Sister Wendy took the opportunity to venture away from Nairobi, on safari in the Great African Rift Valley. The book is lavishly illustrated with over three hundred of Sister Wendy’s personal photographs, many of them covering the wildlife and landscapes that she encountered on those expeditions. The book has been designed by Sister Wendy herself, and the care with which she has created it, with special African-themed graphics throughout, has resulted in a book that is a pleasure to behold.

I began by saying that Sister Wendy, with her modern media skills, was a new type of nun, but the truth is that she is only one of many, each bringing their own skills and abilities by way of adaptation to the ever-changing world. With Notes from Kenya Sister Wendy has successfully captured the life of just one ‘modern nun’, and has illustrated, with good humour, how it is possible to maintain the more conventional roles of a nun while, at the same time, actively participating in the modern world

(Priced at S$18. Available at Apostolate of the Media bookshop, Church of the Risen Christ, and selected parishes in Singapore. Online orders please write to pauline.fsp@gmail.com
Sales proceeds go to the Pauline Mission in Mozambique, Africa.)