As the world stood still on the 4th of September, watching the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata live from the Vatican, it was a proud moment for all of us living here in Kolkata. Apart from the celebrations that have started around a month ago and will continue for the next couple of months, we as Christians feel overwhelmed to have our very own Mother Teresa up there in heaven to plead for our cause. Continue reading
The community of Couples for Christ in Bengal, organized their first ever Christian Life Seminar on 18th July 2015; the theme of which was “I am the way, the truth and the life!” The program culminated on 30th April 2016 with the members committing to continue their walk with God and to serve in the community of Couples for Christ. Continue reading
The CFCI organized a weekend retreat for the Full time Pastoral workers as well as other community members from Goa from the 25th -27th of September 2015 at St. Pius X Pastoral Institute in Old Goa.
This retreat was on the Gifts and Charisms of the Holy Spirit and was conducted by Brother Benjamin Gonzaga, a lay preacher from Chennai, who is closely associated with Fr. Thamburaj, a pioneer in the Charismatic Renewal. Bro. Benjamin gave us an insight on all the Charisms available, 22 in all, based on Isa 11:2, 1Cor 12:18, Rom 12:4-6 and Eph 4:11-12. He reiterated that all these Charisms and Gifts are already in us by virtue of our baptism. We only need to stir them and use them for the glory of God’s kingdom. This is exactly what we did during the 3 days of the retreat. Continue reading