The full article can be accessed at: http://www.nptimes.com/01July/7-1-10%20SpecReport%20GivingUSA.pdf.
Conversely, other aspects of our mission are blossoming, thanks to the creativity and energy of sisters and co-workers, as well as the generosity of our donors:
¨ The Web store (www.pauline.org) is growing and is serving people all over the
, even where we have PBM Centers; U.S.
¨ the digital production arm of Pauline Books & Media was launched. It now offers music downloads from the Daughters of St. Paul Choir, and has produced two iPhone applications. Another app is in the wings, funded largely by a corporate grant;
¨ PBM publishing has incorporated new technology and has made 36 titles available on iReaders, like Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/) and iPad (http://www.ibookstore.com/);
¨ the J-Club school book fair and Web site were established and are in the process of providing children’s products and of developing into a highly interactive online learning experience for classes and families;
¨ sisters and Pauline laity throughout the US/ESC province are gradually being prepared to carry out media literacy projects for their local Churches;
¨ a long-range, collaborative mission between the Daughters of St. Paul in North and
South America is in the planning stage.
In the near future you’ll be able to access details about these projects on this blog. Clearly, funding is needed for them, and we’re grateful to those who've already recognized this, Americans or not, and who've made religion and education their priority for 2009 and 2010.