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Sr Joanna Coleiro fsp offers a selection of reading material for parishioners big and small.

Books are available online from Pauline Books & Media or why not visit the book shop at 7 Denmark Hill Road, East Hawthorn.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Saturday 9.00 am to 12 noon.

Women of Holy Week: An Easter Journey in Nine Stories
By Paula Gooder

Paula Gooder uses her extensive biblical expertise to retell the events of the Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension through the eyes of nine female characters she imagines accompanying Jesus during these momentous days.

Accompanied by nine beautiful colour illustrations, each story brings to life the tension, drama and shock of the events of Holy Week, banishing any over-familiarity and helping readers enter into the Passion narrative in a deeper, more meaningful way.

Available to purchase online from Pauline Books & Media.

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Mentoring Yourself in Difficult Times
by Robert Wicks

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart is perfect for so many of us who still struggle to cope with the impact of the pandemic on our lives and our personal growth. With an emphasis on resilience and self-care, well-known author Robert J. Wicks offers fifty themes or “lessons” for our reflection. Each lesson tackles a topic that challenges us in everyday life such as, Feeling Lost and Making Stupid Mistakes, Change and Loss, Seeing through the Clouds, and Being Friendly with Yourself, and offers suggestions for approaching difficulties in a healthy Christian way.  Wicks offers us ways to best mentor ourselves so we learn and grow from the changes, stress, and even trauma that we must face in today’s uncertain times.

In the end, Wicks reminds us, it is not the amount of darkness in the world, our country, family or even within ourselves that matters. It is how we stand in that darkness that is crucial. 

Available online from Pauline Books & Media.

365 Days of Kindness for Kids
Author/Artist: Noemi Hedrick

365 Days of Kindness for Kids is just the kind of book a young person can keep by their bedside and read one page a night to prepare for the day to come. With a page for each day of the year, each entry offers a brief passage from Scripture, a short reflection on a theme of kindness and a suggested practical “Act of Kindness”.  Colourfully illustrated, this simple book is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the discipline of living the Christian life every day, even through small acts of kindness and compassion.

Available online from Pauline Books & Media.

By Sr Joanna Coleiro fsp

Sr Joanna Coleiro, fsp, is a Daughter of St Paul with a long-time interest in the spiritual growth, faith development and religious experience of both adults and children.  We are grateful to Sr Joanna for her monthly contributions to our newsletter.

Pauline Books & Media is run by The Daughters of St Paul, which is an international congregation of religious women founded to spread the Gospel through the channels of the modern media.

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