Saint Alphonsa-the passion flower of Bharananganam (a village in Kerala) or Alphonsamma as she was fondly called, is the first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 2008, and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Continue reading
Maria Laveena was born and raised in Bangalore. Her love for writing and talking enabled her to pursue Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from St Joseph’s College. She started her career with a weekly magazine called ‘Talk’ and then was employed by internationally well-known employers like Thomson Reuters and Practice Strategic Communications. She joined Couples for Christ India in June, 2013. In less than two years, she realized that her life’s joy was in serving the Lord. Thus, she gave up her flourishing career and opted to serve as a Full-time Pastoral Worker with CFCI Singles in April 2015. She adores the community and her only desire is to help people fall in love with God. She enjoys reading, writing and playing her piano in her free time. You can find more of her writings at http://daddaslittleprincess.blogspot.in/
Christian institutions today make it compulsory for their students to attend a retreat at the beginning of every academic year. Just like last year, the campus ministry of CFCI Singles, Bangalore reached out to many institutions to conduct weekend retreats. God in His abundant mercy, and love for His beloved children, opened doors in not one, but several well-known colleges.
We kicked off our campus ministry for the year 2017 with a retreat at Mount Carmel, PU College, in Vasanthnangar. Around 430 students attended the two-day weekend retreat at their college auditorium on the 23rd and 24th of June, 2017. Continue reading
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”
~ Matthew 5:8
What does it mean to be pure of heart?
It means to be clean, blameless, unstained from guilt. Being pure of heart involves having a singleness of heart toward God. A pure heart has no hypocrisy, no guile, no hidden motives. The pure heart is marked by transparency and an uncompromising desire to please God in all things. It is more than an external purity of behavior; it is an internal purity of soul. Continue reading
I’ve always been a dreamer. As a Post-Graduate, my biggest dream was to become a news anchor. When I stepped out of St Joseph’s College in 2012, I chased my dreams of changing the world by becoming a journalist. I grabbed all the opportunities that came my way and worked for some of the best employers in the country, but God had a greater plan for my life, and I realized that He still called me to change the world in His own way. Continue reading