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Two modern Saints and original sin

A couple of years ago, I providentially happened to read two books that have deeply influenced my spiritual life ever since. They were – Story of a Soul (St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobigraphy) and Divine Mercy in my Soul (Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska). Continue reading

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Saint Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent de Paul was a French Roman Catholic priest, who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity.

I am what someone in Pune would call a Vincentian. This is because I have had the privilege of studying for 12 years at St. Vincent’s High School and Junior College which is one of the best schools in Pune. It is because of this that I’ve had a good exposure to Jesuits, the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Vincent De Paul. There are plenty of articles detailing the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul; however, this isn’t one of them. Rather, I would like to talk about the virtues of St. Vincent. Continue reading

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Perseverance

“We must often remember what Christ said, that not he who begins, but he that perseveres to the end, shall be saved”. ~ St. Philip Neri

A few couples from the Caranzalem chapter identified some families through the St. Vincent de Paul society who were below poverty line and were struggling with their lives. The interests of one such family were taken care of by our household. Continue reading

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The Joy of being sent!

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
~ John 20:21

When I was told that there were going to be two consecutive mission programs in Assam, I was both excited (as I was eager to participate and serve) and doubtful (if I would have enough leave). God took care of ensuring that my leave that was sanctioned and I was able to make it, albeit a day late. Continue reading