Being a lecturer by profession, I’m blessed with long vactions, but never before had I used my vacations or my free time to serve God at missions. I have been in the community for just about a year now, and after having heard so much about mission activities, I was longing to experience mission life myself.My prayers were finally answered this year. Continue reading
Saint Alphonsa-the passion flower of Bharananganam (a village in Kerala) or Alphonsamma as she was fondly called, is the first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 2008, and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Continue reading
“Amkam xokti diunk Jezu asa” Fil.4:13
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phil 4:13
I have been a part of the community of CFCI for a while now, and through it, I have experienced unity, love and a great desire to serve people. I would like to share with you about this aspect of service and the zeal that God has given me to carry out his mission of reaching out to the poor, in the flesh. 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