Thank you for all you've helped the St. Paul Center accomplish in 2015!
Dear Friend in Christ,
Peace and greetings to you and your family.
On behalf of our entire team at the St. Paul Center I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and an outpouring of blessings in the Church’s Year of Mercy.
God has worked wonders for us since last Christmas — and the wonders show no sign of slowing down or letting up. So I’m taking this time, at Christmas, to thank you.
You’ve helped make this our greatest year yet.
This year the Center doubled in size with the addition of Emmaus Road Publishing. This expands our mission to include publishing books, not just writing them.
Also this year we released our first-ever Journey Through Scripture Bible study on video, “The Bible and the Virgin Mary.” In just these few weeks since it came out hundreds of people have accessed the study. This is part of a bigger plan to take our life-transforming Bible studies to as many people as possible all over the world. You’re making it possible.
This year we expanded the scope and reach of our academic publications. We now publish two of the most important scholarly journals in the Catholic world: Nova et Vetera, the premiere journal of Catholic Theology and, of course, Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology, which we founded more than a decade ago. Both periodicals have been crucial in forming the next generation of seminarians, priests, and bishops.
With your support, we’re reaching into universities and seminaries, homes and parishes. We’re also reaching into prison cellblocks, where our Bible studies and other resources have proven immensely popular. We’re happy we can help so many prisoners experience God’s mercy in the coming year.
I draw energy for this work from all the letters you send us … your prayer requests … your notes of encouragement … and your generous contributions.
We want to help ALL Catholics have their hearts set on fire as they read the Bible from the heart of the Church. We want their eyes to be opened in the breaking of the Eucharistic bread, just like the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
I cannot thank you enough for making all of this possible. But there is still so much left to do. Please keep us in your prayers.