Being a part of the community for two years, I’ve always heard about people’s amazing mission experiences and I’ve always wanted to be a part of a mission but no opportunity came my way. Fortunately for me, after a long wait I got a chance to be a part of a mission to Assam. I was extremely excited for it albeit it would be a month long. I had no expectations to be met since it was my first time. I was just happy that I was getting an opportunity to serve God, but in my heart I did want God to touch and heal me in some areas of my life. Continue reading
It’s been exactly a year now in the CFCI Singles movement. Someone who I have come to respect greatly in the community had said, “we all have ‘holiness’ in us, it just needs the occasional stirring“. Well I personally had some major stirring happen in me at the CFCI Singles conference last year. It was such an amazing experience after which I have tried my best not to miss out on any community event in which I can serve. So when I was invited to attend the Recollection Retreat at St. Joseph Vaz, Spiritual Renewal Centre, Old Goa, I was really excited. Continue reading
Somewhere towards the end of March 2017, I received an invite from a community brother to be a part of the CFCI Full-Timers and Mission Volunteers Retreat, that was to take place in May 2017. This really excited me, as it was an opportunity to meet and interact with not only the full-timers and mission volunteers, but our country servant, too. Being young and without any mission experience whatsoever, I was quite surprised at this invitation. However, I believe God led me to this retreat which turned out to be an absolute blessing. Continue reading
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