On 27 April, the Daughters of St. Paul, better known in Portugal as Paulinas, invited their collaborators and friends to joyfully celebrate with them the inauguration and blessing of the circumscription’s new book center in Lisbon. The new locale, which is more accessible to the public, offers a warm and welcoming environment to those who enter the shop in search of books, religious articles or simply cards and leaflets bearing a Christian message.
The inauguration ceremony, highlighted by meaningful gestures, was presided over by Father Joào Paulo da Silva of the Society of St. Paul, who commented on some excerpts from the writings of the Apostle Paul chosen for that occasion and particularly relevant to it. He stressed above all that we are all called to proclaim the Word of God and to witness to it in our daily lives, especially to those who have never heard the Good News of Christ.
The blessing concluded with a musical performance by violinist João Canto e Castro, which heightened the joyful atmosphere, followed by a time of cordial socializing among those present. It also served as a sign of hope that the new FSP Center will continue its mission of evangelization in the heart of the city of Lisbon for many years to come.