National Film Retreat 2011 – At Sea! Oct 7 – 10, 2011

The Catholic Media Group of Southern California, with the Partnership for Spirituality & Film invite you to the

Our film retreat group from 2009 - and a wonderful time was had by all!

Theme: Peace Making

Film Slate: TBD

Date: Friday, October 7 – Monday, October  10, 2011

Long Beach, CAEnsenada, Mexico – Long Beach, CA

Columbus Day weekend Prices:

Oceanview Double Cabins: $461.63 total pp

Deposit 100.00 PP due  March  18, 2011

Includes $50.00 onboard ship credit

Includes donation to Daughters of St. Paul/National Film Retreat;

To be matched by Carnival. Includes all film seminars, port charges and fees.

Includes taxes and tips.  (no envelopes needed on last day!)

Reserve your cabin at  www.ShareitTravel.com: click on the group link in the upper right, scroll to Catholic Film Retreat, click the Details link

Or contact Ann-Marie Blaney by e-mail: blaneys@ShareitTravel.com

phone:  949-632-7155

Optional Insurance: Click on Extras, then click on; don’t forget insurance, Aprox. 6.5% of cost

Passengers must have a valid passport.

Film Retreat Directors:

Rev. Ron Schmidt, SJ, Hope Media Productions, Los Angeles

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, Pauline Center for Media Studies, Los Angeles

Retreat questions call: Nanciann Horvath 714-394-4989

National Film Retreat 2011 – At Sea! Oct 7 – 10, 2011

 

The Catholic Media Group of Southern California, with the Partnership for Spirituality & Film invite you to the

 

Our film retreat group from 2009 - and a wonderful time was had by all!

 

Theme: Peace Making

Film Slate: TBD

Date: Friday, October 7 – Monday, October  10, 2011

Long Beach, CAEnsenada, Mexico – Long Beach, CA

 

Columbus Day weekend Prices:

Oceanview Double Cabins: $461.63 total pp

Deposit 100.00 PP due  March  18, 2011

Includes $50.00 onboard ship credit

Includes donation to Daughters of St. Paul/National Film Retreat;

To be matched by Carnival. Includes all film seminars, port charges and fees.

Includes taxes and tips.  (no envelopes needed on last day!)

Reserve your cabin at  www.ShareitTravel.com: click on the group link in the upper right, scroll to Catholic Film Retreat, click the Details link

Or contact Ann-Marie Blaney by e-mail: blaneys@ShareitTravel.com

phone:  949-632-7155

 

Optional Insurance: Click on Extras, then click on; don’t forget insurance, Aprox. 6.5% of cost

Passengers must have a valid passport.

Film Retreat Directors:

Rev. Ron Schmidt, SJ, Hope Media Productions, Los Angeles

Sr. Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, Pauline Center for Media Studies, Los Angeles

Retreat questions call: Nanciann Horvath 714-394-4989

 

 

The Kings of Pastry

A delight for the eyes: Kings of Pastry review

The anti-popcorn agenda

Between NBC’s Today Show and the Los Angeles Times on November 19,  it seemed like a concerted effort to scare us away from concessional popcorn.

Here’s a link to my blog posting at NCReporter: the Anti-popcorn agenda.

Enjoy!

I

 

“Confront the duck!” Julia/Julie is a charmer

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I don’t have time for a full review but if you want to be charmed by a film about life, love and food – get thee to a theater. Meryl and amy do it again. Oh, and Norah Ephron and Stanley Tucci as well.

“The Cupcake Abides” L.A. Times article today

L. A. Times photo of SPRINKLES cupcake shop in Beverly Hills, CA

So, why, all of a sudden, am I blogging about food?

Because we have a most excellent dentist (!)  who sends us a dozen cupcakes every once in awhile to thank us for recommending new patients to him. These are mostly  new nuns assigned to our community who arrive in need of care and/or maintenance; these are easy recommendations to make for such a lovely thank you gift.

We honestly don’t think he is trying to drum up more business by sending us confections because we brush and floss faithfully!

The first time the dentist (and his secretary) sent the cupcakes they came from CRUMBS somewhere near the Fairfax district (though they are on both coasts; the location part of their website doesn’t seem to be working). They were very large and extremely delicious.

Yesterday, the dentist sent both Sr. Bernardine and I a dozen each (!) from SPRINKLES Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. What a surprise! It is so nice to receive an unexpected gift. Light, chocolate cream filled, coconut, cream cheese frostings. A hundred pounds on the hips but such sweetness on the lips. Needless to say, we shared them with any and all who visited us at our Pauline Book & Media Center in Culver City (www.PaulinesSoCal.wordpress.com) yesterday, including our co-workers whose eyes glaze over today in memory….

Jenny Craig went screaming from the convent, of course. She’s still screaming. Sorry, Jenny. Bless me, for I have really indulged.

So today Sr. Frances was reading the L.A. Times and lo and behold, what does she find but a feature article about… cupcakes and the many places you can find them in the L.A. area in particular.

Here’s the link to the story: The Cupcake Abides Los Angeles Times June 3, 2009

The article says that Sprinkles sells about 1,000 cupcakes per day. That people line up down the street (see the photo in the story).

So that this can at least be an attempt at objectivity, the one cupcake to avoid is the peanut butter chocolate chip. This one is way over the top. I am glad it was the last half of the last half of the last cupcake that I tasted so I can remember the heavenly ones that came before!

Bless you good doctor and Marsha! (By the way, we found the dentist through 1-800-DENTIST almost two years ago. You know those commercials…)

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