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St. Isidore – The Farmer

Saints have a unique way of entering into our lives and helping us know more about Jesus Christ simply by the way they lived their lives. Let me recount how I chanced upon the wonderfully simple and grace filled life of St. Isidore, whose feast the church celebrates today.

Our CFCI community in Chennai has the practise of hosting the annual All Saints day celebration. We get the kids dressed up as their favourite saint and join together as a community to celebrate the lives of the saints and thank God for them. Continue reading

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My Immaculate Misconceptions

This is my strange and completely true story…
New Year’s 2015

“Take me to church…”

It wasn’t a prayer or a request.

It was the crumbs of a controversial song I had heard the previous week, echoing in my sleep-deprived head. It played on and on, with the urgency of a prayer, until I finally got up and went for morning mass. Continue reading

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My inspiration – St. Dominic Savio

My name is Samuel and I am a 4th grader. As far as I can remember, my mother sought the intercession of St. Dominic Savio for me. She would tell me stories of saints especially child saints. I was particularly interested in St. Dominic Savio. I was attracted to the way he lived his life as a child and the choices he made for the love of God. Continue reading

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My experience at the Patna Mission

The Patna mission will always be a fond memory to me as it was ‘a bunch‘ of first times in my life. It was the first time I was to go on mission, my first visit to North India and the first time I would be giving a teaching. Not to mention that the teaching was in Hindi, a language that I did not know. We left Bangalore for a 46 hour journey to Patna. Continue reading