Personal Relationships

Lenten Meditation on the Book of Jonah

Of all the prophets, Jonah is perhaps the most reluctant, and his struggle with sin is not hidden. In the following meditation, we shall see how the book of Jonah beautifully portrays sin and God’s love for sinners. Continue reading

Sharings

St. Polycarp

Bishop of Smyrna and 86 years a Christiani St. Polycarp stands alongside St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Clement of Rome(the future Pope Clement I and 3rd successor of St.Peter) as one of the few known Apostolic Fathers.
Born around 70 A.Dii the saint is said to have been a pupil of St. John the Apostle! Continue reading

Couples

District Consultative Assembly – Goa

This year, our community went through the rigorous exercise of electing our leaders, thereby cementing them for the next 6 years. My spouse and I were privileged to be part of the Electoral College at Pedro Arrupe Retreat Centre in Raia. We were elected by a democratic process which was like any others. Needless to say, we were honored to represent our community and elect our new Sector Heads and District Head. At this point, we were blissfully unaware of what was yet to come at the three-day in-house retreat. Continue reading

Sharings

Life of Saint Bosco

Famously known as Don Bosco, the life of Saint John Bosco is one of the most eventful lives a saint could have, having done extensive work during his lifetime; apart from being a priest, educator and writer he was also the founder of the “Salesians of Don Bosco” a religious institute started to help the youth during the Industrial Revolution and was the co-founder of Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls. Continue reading