Sharings

St. Francis Xavier

Our very own ‘Goencho Saib

EARLY LIFE
Born in the Xavier Castle in the Navarre region of what is now Spain in 1506, Francis Xavier began his adult life as a scholar in the University of Paris. Francis was an exceptional student, a champion athlete and a magnetic personality. Just before he was ready to step out of the University of Paris crowned with honours and fame, he was greatly influenced by Ignatius of Loyola, who encouraged him to become a priest.

On August 15, 1534, Francis Xavier made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and was ordained on June 24, 1537. Pope Paul III approved the formation of their order in 1540, which became The Society of Jesus, today popularly known as ‘Jesuits’. Continue reading

Sharings

Freedom in Forgiveness

Initially, I decided not to go for the conference due to the increase in my work load caused by GST. At work, I handle everything single handedly since I am the only staff without an assistant. As the conference was approaching, Julius, the delegation head called me to check if I was attending the conference. I told him I wasn’t sure since I had a heavy work-load, with 20th August being the last day for payment of GST, but if there was a change in plan, I would let him know. After a few days, Julius called me once again and this time I said I needed some more time to decide and that my leave was not yet granted. Without deciding whether I was going for the conference or not, I participated in “Frame that”. I also started attending practices for the competitions; Praise parade and Broadway talent. Finally, I decided to register for the conference. Continue reading

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Renewed

Since I completed my CLS in June 2017 at the Margao Chapter, this was going to be my first Singles Conference
My parents have been a part of the Charismatic Renewal all their lives, as a result of which I attended retreats every year since the age of 7. Continue reading

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I called You by Your name: You are Mine

It’s really never too late to start anew

I joined the CFCI Singles community around 4 years ago, and since then it has been a fruitful and exciting journey. 4 years down the line when I look back, I regret the time I wasn’t a part of this community. Most of my friends were, and they kept telling me to join each year they had a CLS – but for some reason I kept giving them excuses, until I finally agreed to go for it. I am so happy that I ran out of excuses and I agreed to join, as since then I have never regretted this decision. Continue reading