Blessing and Re-opening of Pauline Book & Media Centre

IMG_7925 Dr. Abdul Kalam says, “The dream is not that you see in sleep, dream is which does not let you sleep”. Yes dear friends, we had a dream and a great desire to make our centre more spacious, more attractive and a place of light and warmth. And this dream didn’t let us sleep until it is accomplished. And today our hearts are full of gratitude to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us to make this dream a reality.

On 29th September 2013 at 5p.m we had the blessing of our renovated centre by Most Rev. Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara. The ceremony began with the welcoming of the bishop with an aarathi after which Sr. Elsa welcomed the gathering  with the words of our Founder Bl. James Alberione  saying, our Centres must be centres of light  and grace to enlighten  and animate people. It is also a Holy place where the proclamation of the Word is done through various means. Our pre-postulants welcomed the gathering with a melodious welcome song.

Sr MAtilda gives a message to the assemblySr. Matilda D’Souza the M.C of the day made the people aware of the choice we had to make 28 years ago when we were invited by the two bishops i.e Bishop Valerian of Pune and bishop Leobard of Nagpur. We made a choice of leaving behind the 50,000 Catholics and opted to serve the people of Nagpur. It had been indeed a struggle and a journey of faith to bring up to this stage. After the brief introduction we had the lighting of the lamp followed by enthroning and honouring the Word of God.

Bishop in his short message appreciated the mission of the Daughters of St. Paul, and thanked the sisters for their dedicated service to the diocese. We thank Sr. Ancy for her message and the team for all the moral and financial support extended to us. We are very grateful Sr.Matilda for all the help and valuable suggestions given to us. At the end of the programme Sr. Nancy proposed the vote of thanks and introduced the membership card.  As a take away gift all were offered a copy of the Hindi N.T. and light refreshment was served. We also offered special discount on books and Bibles on this auspicious day. All were very appreciative of the new set up. Once again we are very grateful to Fr. Luciano and some of the communities for providing us financial help. We are indeed indebted to all of you.

Sr. Nancy D’Souza, Nagpur


Book Exhibition – Larsen & Toubro, Powai

Unlike other years, this year too we were privileged to have been invited by the HRD department of Larsen and Toubro, for the annual book exhibition. The exhibition was held for two days from 24th Oct -25th Oct 2013. The inauguration was on the 24th Oct at 10 am. At the inaugural function the guest of honor spoke well encouraging people to read books. He said, “ science and technology is rising swiftly while, the reading habit is gradually dying off”. However, he is very positive and hopeful that  the reading habit will never die in spite of the development in technology.

 This is the fifth year of our venture to Book Exhibition L&T. We are grateful to the organizing team for being kind to make us part of the exhibition. Our exposure to a company like this, is an aperture to cater to more and more people thirsting for knowledge. In this way we could widen our horizon of being committed to nourish the mind, strengthen the will and purify the heart. The kind hospitality that Larsen & Toubro extended to us was truly memorable.

They honoured the Pauline Stall as the Best Stall among 26 different Stallslarsenand toubro 2.

Sr Sushma Kullu