Search
Close this search box.

USA Locations

New Orleans

Inviting God’s People into an Encounter with His Word

Pauline Books & Media Center

PARKING TIPS:

We are located across from the Clearview Mall on the lake side of Veterans between Houma and Clearview Parkway. Parking can be found in front and behind the store (corner of Hudson and Yale Street).

What We Offer

Books & Resources

Since 1968, our Pauline Books & Media center has been a trusted source for Catholic books and gifts in Louisiana. From Scripture and spirituality to sacramental gifts and handmade items by local Catholic artists, we aim to provide books and resources that will nourish every moment of your journey with Christ. Above all, it is our joy to accompany our patrons by offering personalized recommendations—and a listening ear.

Adoration Chapel

What distinguish us from traditional bookstores is the beating heart of our ministry: the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in our chapel, open to the public for prayer during book center hours.

We especially invite you to join us for Adoration on Thursdays from 10am to 5pm, and for Mass on Fridays at noon (Jan 15–May 31 and Sept 15–Dec 15 only).

Events

We serve our local faith community through a rotating schedule of programming for all ages, including prayer events, vocational opportunities, retreats, talks, book signings, and our signature annual children’s events: the Risen Jesus Party (Easter) and the Baby Jesus Party (Christmas).

Meeting Rooms

Our center also includes two meeting spaces: a conference room available for small events by Catholic groups for a suggested donation, and a room set aside for spiritual direction with directors from the area. For more information, please contact metairie@paulinemedia.com.

Evangelization & Outreach

Just like our patron saint, Saint Paul, our sisters are always on the road bringing the Good News to God’s people. We host book displays at parishes, schools, and conferences across the Gulf South. Our sisters also give presentations and talks, guide retreats, and lead parish missions on a wide variety of topics including Eucharistic spirituality, praying with the media, and vocational discernment.

To inquire about having a book display and/or inviting a sister to speak at your parish, school, or conference, contact our evangelization and outreach team.

Digital Ministries

The founder of the Daughters of St. Paul, Blessed James Alberione, always encouraged us to use the “fastest and most effective means” to bring the Gospel to the people of today. In our Metairie-based online outreach, we aim to harness the power of the Internet to bring people together in order to build up the Body of Christ.

To that end, we regularly offer virtual book studies that draw a vibrant community of local and national participants. These recurring short-term studies meet over Zoom. Past selections have focused on prayer, spirituality, and personal growth. For more information, please contact metairie@paulinemedia.com.

We also invite you to join us in prayer on Facebook Live. On weekday mornings, we offer our #Pause4Prayer series, a brief reflection on the daily Gospel followed by the Morning Offering prayer. On weekday evenings at 6pm, we livestream evening prayer from our chapel, inviting you to pray with us and share your prayer intentions with the sisters.

Vocational Discernment

Our sisters regularly host opportunities for vocational discernment, providing a space for young women to find out more about religious life and pray about where God is calling them. To learn about opportunities near you or to speak with a sister about vocational discernment, get in touch with us. Know that we are praying for you!

Pauline Cooperators

Are you a lay person who is feeling called to share in the mission of proclaiming God’s Word through the media? We invite you to learn more about the Association of Pauline Cooperators. Contact us for information about how you can get involved.

Testimonials

“Such an atmosphere of peace and the sisters always have just what you’re looking for.”

Emily S.

Google Review

“The Daughters of St Paul are so kind and when I go there I get a feeling of peace and love. Jesus has to be there with them, because when you enter the store you seem to forget the outside distractions and noises.”

David W.

Google Review

“Pauline Books and Media is a wonderful media center. They have a beautiful chapel with Jesus in the tabernacle where you can pray, reflect or just sit and love Jesus in silence and peace. The Sisters are beautiful, radiating God’s love to all. It is an oasis of faith, joy, and light in the world.”

Jackie G.

Facebook Review

“Wonderful selection of Catholic books. But best of all is the chapel!”

Cathy H.

Google Review