Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Requiem for departed members of the Pauline family

On Wednesday 12th September at 6.30 pm a Requiem Mass is to be offered for recently departed members of the Pauline family, including Fr Sebastian Karamvelil and Br Eugene Priante. This will be in the crypt chapel of Westminster Cathedral and all are invited to join us.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Power failure in Victoria

Our sincere apologies to people who have been trying to telephone our London shop today. An area of Victoria experienced a failure of electrical power for much of the day. This resulted in our telephone and computer systems not working and the majority of the shop without lighting.
Customers visiting the shop were very understanding of the situation and we thank them for their patience. The shop staff showed themselves to be incredibly adaptable. Thanks to their ingenuity and resilience, they were able to serve those customers who ventured into the upper part of the shop.
It appears that the problem was caused by workmen in the area cutting through a mains cable. Power has now been restored and it will be business as usual tomorrow.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Assumption of the BVM

Mary is taken up body and soul into the glory of Heaven, and with God and in God she is Queen of Heaven and earth. And is she really so remote from us? The contrary is true. Precisely because she is with God and in God, she is very close to each one of us. While she lived on this earth she could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is close to us, actually, "within" all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God. Being in God and with God, she is close to each one of us, knows our hearts, can hear our prayers, can help us with her motherly kindness and has been given to us, as the Lord said, precisely as a "mother" to whom we can turn at every moment. She always listens to us, she is always close to us, and being Mother of the Son, participates in the power of the Son and in his goodness. We can always entrust the whole of our lives to this Mother, who is not far from any one of us.

Pope Benedict XVI
Homily on the Solemnity of the Assumption
15 August 2005

Text Copyright © Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Quoted in Spiritual Thoughts Series V.5: Mary

Monday, 6 August 2012

St Pauls Bookshop Manager

Due to personal circumstances, Shaun Glossop has resigned from his position as Manager of our London bookshop. As a purely temporary measure, David Chapman has very kindly agreed to return to St Pauls on a part-time basis to manage the bookshop until an appointment is made.

During his time with us Shaun has made a significant contribution to the shop and we wish him well for the future.

Applications for the position are now being invited from prospective candidates by way of submitting a CV and covering letter. A Job and Person Specification may be obtained from Stephen Moseling, Operations Co-ordinator, stephen AT stpauls.org.uk