For those of you who did not know me before I joined the community, I was a shipwreck. Think of anything messed up, obviously nothing illegal, and I dabbled in it at some point of time or the other. At this point of time, I was making a major decision, whether this community was worth my time.
I began in CFCI Singles two and a half years ago, an unconvinced Christian. I would personally call myself a nine-to-five Christian. I went for weekly mass, like I was told to. I would say the rosary with my family every evening. Confessions twice a year, in a good year, Easter and Christmas, otherwise, I would probably skip it. I didn’t think it was a major priority since I did not kill anyone nor was I in a relationship with someone else’s wife. I used the occasional swear word, at least 200 times a day, like normal people from the movies do. I had a Bible which kept the pages of my Shakespeare plays from flying every time I forgot the fan on and left the room. Continue reading
I have been fascinated by St. Catherine ever since I learned that an infamous Portuguese General dedicated a Cathedral to her. If you are wondering what I am talking about, I am referring to the Se Cathedral at Old Goa, which was a remote Portuguese colony at the time. I have been a history buff for as long as I can remember, and it fascinated me that a man could give so much to a lady he never met.
Another reason I wanted to know more about this mysterious lady was because her feast day and my sister’s birthday happened to coincide. Further, the book of saints that I went through, left me asking more questions than answering the ones I already had. Continue reading
It’s been a couple of weeks since the National Singles conference ended and some of us might still be on a high from the event. But before everyone starts talking about the next one, I thought it’s best that I share about my personal experience at this conference, one that really set my soul on fire! Continue reading
Confession, do we really need it? Is this just another opportunity to relieve ourselves of the guilt we are feeling for the wrong we have done? Are we using the sacrament of confession the way it is intended?
For me, it is a lot more than just getting the guilt out; each confession I rush to teaches me something new, something I did not think possible. A few days ago was no exception. Continue reading