St. Vincent de Paul was a French Roman Catholic priest, who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity.
I am what someone in Pune would call a Vincentian. This is because I have had the privilege of studying for 12 years at St. Vincent’s High School and Junior College which is one of the best schools in Pune. It is because of this that I’ve had a good exposure to Jesuits, the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Vincent De Paul. There are plenty of articles detailing the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul; however, this isn’t one of them. Rather, I would like to talk about the virtues of St. Vincent. Continue reading
It’s been exactly a year now in the CFCI Singles movement. Someone who I have come to respect greatly in the community had said, “we all have ‘holiness’ in us, it just needs the occasional stirring“. Well I personally had some major stirring happen in me at the CFCI Singles conference last year. It was such an amazing experience after which I have tried my best not to miss out on any community event in which I can serve. So when I was invited to attend the Recollection Retreat at St. Joseph Vaz, Spiritual Renewal Centre, Old Goa, I was really excited. Continue reading
An event called ‘Sex In Your City‘, (SIYC) based on St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body (TOB), was held for the youth of the Pune diocese on 26th March, 2017 at Sacred Heart Parish, Pune. This event was organized by the CFCI Singles of Pune for the first time. The various sessions were delivered by experienced young speakers from CFCI Singles Mumbai. A number of creative tools like videos, PowerPoint slides, flex banners, dances, skits, songs, teaching aids, personal testimonies, etc., were incorporated. These helped make the sessions engaging and comprehensible, while retaining its depth. The event was made lively with action songs which were something new for most of the participants. Continue reading