Friday, December 24, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sister Lily's Birthday!

St Paul wrote to the Ephesians: "I urge you to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called. With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love."
As Daughters of St Paul, we take every opportunity presents to us to build and to nurture our community life.
Today is Sr Lily's Birthday. So we take this beautiful occasion to pray and to celebrate with her. After we prayed our Christmas Novena, we went to our dining room and gave her a lei (as the Hawaiian Tradition), a card and a Birthday gift. We decided to sing and and cut the cake before we have our "dinner theatre". By request, we watched SISTER ACT!!!! We had such a good laughs!
God bless you and Happy Birthday, Sr Lily!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Daughters of St Paul Choir

2010 Christmas Concerts:

Nov.30 at 7:30pm St Ephrem Church in Brooklyn, NY
Dec.1 at 7pm Our Lady of Fatima School in Piscataway, NJ
Dec.2 at 6pm Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY
Dec.3 at 7:30pm Cathedral of St John Evangelist in Cleveland,OH
Dec.5 at 3pm St. Paul's Church in Princeton, NJ
Dec.6 at 7:30pm Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, PA
Dec.9 at 7pm St Ann by the Sea Church in Marshfield, MA
Dec.11 at 7pm Daughters of St Paul Chapel in Jamaica Plain, MA
Dec.12 at 3pm Daughters of St Paul Chapel in Jamaica Plain, MA

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Life & Soul Magazine

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Move Forward!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Benefit Concert by Donna Stoering

Benefit Concert

Concert by Donna Stoering
Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Honolulu

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2010 at 1:30 P.M. world-renowned classical pianist and singer, Donna Stoering will be in concert for a rare Honolulu performance.
Donna, a Grammy award nominee, presents this free concert as a benefit for the Daughters of Saint Paul of Honolulu and their mission activities in the Pacific islands.
For more information, please contact the Daughters of St. Paul at or call (808) 521-2731.

A very generous person has donated a few cases of pineapples. Here is a picture of Srs Gioan Linh and An Mei as they prepared the pineapples for the upcoming benefit concert. Thank you for your prayers and support for the Pauline mission here in Hawaii!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

With Grateful Hearts Concert!

As Daughters of St Paul, we treasure the time we spend together in community. So we decided to spend one evening at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ewa Beach for the concert. "With Grateful Hearts" concert benefits the Seminarian Education Fund.Priests and Religious in the Diocese of Honolulu share their gifts and talents. Their voices resound throughout the Church! It was great to be at Sr Lily's Parish and for her to catch up with some old friends...Shanita. We also chatted with Jolynne, a young woman who is discerning her vocation with us.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Monthly Vocational Drop-In

Picture: Sr. Linh, Sr. An Mei, Cyrene, Ashley, Joeleny, Sr. Lily

This monthly event offers single young women between ages 16 to 30 an opportunity to pray, meditate and ask questions they may have on religious life. For more information please call 808-521-2731 or

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

God's Gentle Providence

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Aloha Oe, Sr. Laura! Until we meet again...

On Tuesday, we joined with some friends and Pauline cooperators to bid farewell to Sr. Laura. We extend a heartfelt Mahalo for her ministry to the "islanders" of the Pacific.

Sr. Laura, may our Lord abundantly bless you as you begin your new assignment in the New England area (Boston)!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Home!!!

We are blessed for the addition of two new members to our Honolulu community. These sisters are originally from Hawaii. Sr. Lily Duhaylonsod grew up in Ewa Beach and joined the Daughters of St. Paul 33 years ago. Sr. An Mei Lam entered from Honolulu 10 years ago. This is their first time being stationed in Hawaii. They are thrilled to be home and have this opportunity to serve the people of God in the islands of the Pacific.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Robert Louis Stevenson's Museum in Vailima,Samoa!

On my second trip to Samoa, I with some sisters are able to visit Robert Louis Stevenson's Museum in Vailima.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish poet, essayist, and author wrote Treasure Island (1883) and his study of split-personality, good versus evil in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).
Stevenson immersed himself in the local culture and politics of his new home, and continued his prodigious output of novels and letters. The Samoans bestowed the name "Tusitala" or "Teller of Tales" on him. Stevenson purchased four hundred acres that would be the setting for his mansion "Vailima" (Five Rivers) in the village of same name. Robert Louis Stevenson died of a stroke on 3 December 1894. The following words are inscribed on his tomb at Mount Vaea:

"Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you grave for me,
Here he lies where he longed to be.
Home is the sailor home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill

Thursday, June 17, 2010

International, Intercongregational Breakfast

Aloha Kakahiaka!(Hawaiian)Hafa Adai!(Charmorros-Guam)Dzao-An! (Manderin) Bom Dia! (Brazilian) Chao!(Vietnamese) Good Morning!

Over li ling pineapple and kula fresh strawberries, to fragrances of steaming lotus tea and folger's coffee...our little community welcomed a few wayfarers for a wonderful breakfast exchanges.

Sr Jean Ann, SSND (from Guam)
Sr Patty Chang, CSJ (from Hawaii)
Sr Malia Dominica, OP (from Hawaii just back from lower Amazon)

Only in Hawaii!

Tomorrow-I'll be saying "Talofa" as I head off for Samoa for a few weeks.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Inventory Reduction Sale

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Discerning God's Call!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fr. Marvin Bearis' First Anniversary of Ordination

Celebrating seems to never stop on the tropical islands!
Today Fr. Marvin, OFM Cap. celebrated his first anniversary of ordination with family and friends.
Fr. Matt who is vacationing from Boston was also able to attend with his parents and sister. Our prayers are also for Fr. Matt's parents who celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Congratulations and God bless you!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup 2010 Theme Song

Friday, June 11, 2010

King Kamehameha Day

This Presidential Proclamation was released by the office of the Press Secretary in the White House:

King Kamehameha Day
Two hundred years ago, King Kamehameha the Great brought the Hawaiian Islands together under a unified government. His courage and leadership earned him a legacy as the "Napoleon of the Pacific," and today his humanity is preserved in Ke Kanawai Mamalahoe, or "the Law of the Splintered Paddle." This law protects civilians in times of war and remains enshrined in Hawaii's constitution as "a unique and living symbol of the State's concern for public safety."

On this bicentennial King Kamehameha Day, we celebrate the history and heritage of the Aloha State, which has immeasurably enriched our national life and culture. The Hawaiian narrative is one of both profound triumph and, sadly, deep injustice. It is the story of Native Hawaiians oppressed by crippling disease, aborted treaties, and the eventual conquest of their sovereign kingdom. These grim milestones remind us of an unjust time in our history, as well as the many pitfalls in our Nation's long and difficult journey to perfect itself. Yet, through the peaks and valleys of our American story, Hawaii's steadfast sense of community and mutual support shows the progress that results when we are united in a spirit of limitless possibility.

In the decades since their persecution, Native Hawaiians have remained resilient. They are part of the diverse people of Hawaii who, as children of pioneers and immigrants from around the world, carry on the unique cultures and traditions of their forebears. As Americans, we can all admire these traits, as well as the raw natural beauty of the islands themselves. Truly, the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii echoes the American Spirit, representing the opportunities we all have to grow and learn from one another as we carry our Nation toward a brighter day.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 11, 2010, as King Kamehameha Day. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the rich heritage of Hawaii with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rosary Miracle Prayer App

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome Sr Paulamarie and Sr Jean Ann!

Welcome back, Sr. Paulamarie!
With a big Aloha! Just in time for King Kamehameha Day and the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

We also welcome Sr. Jean Ann, a Notre Dame sister from Guam, as she makes her retreat. May the Holy Spirit be with her.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Visiting Priests from Kauai and Zambia!

The Honolulu Pauline Books & Media Center is a favorite place for priests and religious to visit. Today we had the joy of welcoming Fr. Peter and Fr. Smart who stopped in to shop.
Fr. Peter is serving on the neighbor island of Kauai at St Catherine's Parish. Fr. Smart recently graduated from Catholic University and is on his way home to his diocese in Zambia.
May St Paul bless both of you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Movie Night: "Life as a House"

What: Featured Movie "Life as a House"
When: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 6-8pm
Where: Pauline Books & Media 1143 Bishop St

Come meet Jesus at the movie!

Starring: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas,
Hayden Christensen

Summary: In one day, architect George’s life is changed. He loses his job, is diagnosed with a terminal illness-cancer-and told he has only four months to live. He decides to spend his last summer trying to rebuild his relationship with his ex-wife and troubled teenage son and to turn his rundown home into a dream house.

Discussion: How does a Life as a House show that each person is loved, even when they do terrible things, and that forgiveness and change is possible?

Reflection: Mark 9:30-37 “Whoever receives one child such as this, receives me.”

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Corpus Christi Sunday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

Aloha! For Corpus Christi Sunday, we had the joy of conducting a Parish Book Fair at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, situated on the North Shore at the foot of the luxurious mountain range,Kualoa Pt. and within view of the aqua marine Hawaiian waters. Fr. Paulo Kosaka, OFM Cap., was very gracious to invite us! Mahalo Fr. Paulo!

The Parish has a very strong community spirit, so after both Masses everyone came over to the pavilion for fellowship, food and the Pauline Book Fair, and also to see Theresa Wong's selective religious statues.
Sr Gioan Linh, as soon as she saw the fish soup, she said,"This soup reminds me of my mom's cooking." Later on she met and chatted with(Rose) Hong Matsuzaki who is from Viet-Nam.

The new book "St Joseph: Help for Life's Emergencies" was a best seller! Other Daughters of St Paul hot items were music such as Catholic Favorites vol. 1, Celebrating 20 Years, and Mary Did you Know. And for the many children, colring books were the favorite pick for summer fun.
May God bless in a special way all the parishioners at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel! Mahalo!

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

First Friday Honolulu Gallery Walk

Check out the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is transforms into a place for those who wants to be the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment.

On this first Friday, June 4, 2010, Srs. Susan John and Gioan Linh join the Honolulu Gallery walk. We walk down to the Hawai`i State Art Museum to see the "Aerial Romance". It features a line-up of Jazz musicians Jeff Peterson, Steve Jones and Von Baron, with vocalists Starr Kalahiki, Rocky Brown, and trumpeter DeShannon Higa. The artistis set the stage for the premier aerial dance of Samadhi Hawaii, suspended from the trees on the Lawn

Samadhi Hawaii was founded on Maui in 2004 by ‘Ulalena original cast/ aerialist Andrea Torres, with Ana Prada, Marcus Quiniones and Yayoi Hara. An Aerial Dance Performance Troupe made in Hawaii!! Aerial dance takes the grace and precision of ballet, the flexibility of yoga and the whole-body strength, balance and technique of an acrobat. One of the performer is from Paris, France. Anasma did a Puja Dance. It was incredible!

Rocky Brown has performed at Carnegie Hall, been featured with the Honolulu Symphony, and performed with Philippine’s well renowned singer/songwriter Jose Marie Chan at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

With this experience, we want to keep learning about life itself and the art of living. We are being inculturated.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

'Save up to 30% on your next visit to Pauline Books & Media in Honolulu, HI'

'Save up to 30% on your next visit to Pauline Books & Media in Honolulu, HI'

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Closing of the Year of the Priest

This evening the Diocese of Honolulu celebrated the close of the Year of the Priest with a special Holy Hour and Mass.
Bishop Larry silva was joined by many priests of the island of Oahu, seminarians, religious, and faithful. He encouraged his priests to continue to live in service of God and the people with loving generosity. Mahalo to the Serra Club members who organize the event.

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