Help the Media Nuns Get a Generator! Pray and Donate

If you’re a Catholic on Twitter, you’ve heard of the #MediaNuns. They do great work! They’re out there evangelizing in creative ways: writing and publishing, tweeting, composing and performing music, reviewing films and more.

I follow a bunch of them on Twitter: @nunblogger@crabbymystic, @srhelenaburns, @kerrygma, @MarthaMossFSP, @SisterMPaul. I’ve read quite a few of the books they’ve written and/or published. One of them writes for, and if I’d had some free time last weekend, I would have had the chance to meet her in person. (See you next time you’re in Philly, Sr. Margaret!)

The Sisters are in the forefront of Catholic media and publishing and work hard to serve others. Now they can use a hand up themselves; their emergency generator needs to be replaced before the next New England snowstorm takes out power to their convent (where they care for the infirm sisters) and publishing house.

Donate if you are able. Pray along with their novena beginning tomorrow–the prayers will be broadcast at noon and 8 PM Eastern.

More information is in the press release below.


Daughters of St. Paul Hold Live “Mary Undoer of Knots” Novena for Annual Webathon

Nuns are praying for much-needed power… from a new generator

Boston, MA, Sept 30, 2016: From October 5 to October 13, the Daughters of St. Paul will be holding their annual webathon, this year hoping to raise $89,000 for a new generator to replace the one that has provided backup power to their convent and publishing house in Jamaica Plain for the past 50 years.

The webathon includes a live novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots at at noon and 8pm EDT every day, and the sisters are hoping that as many of the faithful who can will respond to the call and pray with them online, as well as contributing financially to the cause.

The generator provides energy to the publishing house to run computers and communicate with their 12 spiritual book centers throughout North America. In both the publishing house and the convent area, the generator provides heat, runs the lights, powers the elevators, and most importantly provides oxygen to aging senior sisters in the infirmary when needed.

“We had hoped that our 2016 webathon might provide us with a new project in the publishing house,” says Sister Kathryn Hermes, FSP, the publishing house’s director of digital media and one of the event’s coordinators. “But plans changed when we learned how much the new generator will cost. We’re faced with a big ‘knot’ and a big challenge, so we’re taking the advice of Pope Francis and turning to Mary Undoer of Knots to help us raise the money!”

The sisters encourage anyone who has difficult knots in their own life to join the Daughters of St. Paul in the novena: to pray along with them, and to donate whatever is possible for the new generator.

About Pauline Books & Media: The publishing house of the Daughters of Saint Paul, an international congregation of women religious serving the Church through communications and media, Pauline Books & Media has for the past century been a passionate and trusted publisher of Church documents, children’s and teen books, and adult books in the areas of theology, spirituality, faith in practice, and inspiration. More at


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