Confession to me used to be a once in six months routine. If I had a choice, I would choose not to return to the same priest. And I’d never look him in the eye while confessing. I felt too guilty. 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
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
– Psalm 150
This particular Psalm has always been one of my favorites. Psalm 150 calls us to praise the Lord with songs and music. Ever since my childhood, I’ve always loved music, so much so that I started music lessons very early and seriously considered it a career at one point. Singing and playing the violin was more than just a pastime or a hobby; it was something that truly gave me joy. Mass, church programs and the community gave me many opportunities to use my talents to glorify God and serve His people. Continue reading
“by your endurance you will gain your life.” (luke 21:19)
Dear brothers and sisters,
I am William Gatchuessi, full time missionary for CFC India. Through this testimony, I would like to share about endurance, which has been a part of my life until now. To begin with, I will speak about perseverance and why one needs to persevere, after which I would like to speak about how one can persevere and reap the fruit of perseverance. Continue reading