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St. Francis Xavier

Our very own ‘Goencho Saib

EARLY LIFE
Born in the Xavier Castle in the Navarre region of what is now Spain in 1506, Francis Xavier began his adult life as a scholar in the University of Paris. Francis was an exceptional student, a champion athlete and a magnetic personality. Just before he was ready to step out of the University of Paris crowned with honours and fame, he was greatly influenced by Ignatius of Loyola, who encouraged him to become a priest.

On August 15, 1534, Francis Xavier made vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and was ordained on June 24, 1537. Pope Paul III approved the formation of their order in 1540, which became The Society of Jesus, today popularly known as ‘Jesuits’. 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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My Humbling Mission Experience

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

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Break Out 2017

The Couples for Christ India-Singles attended their annual National Singles Conference, held at the St. Joseph Vaz Spiritual Renewal Centre, Old Goa from the 18th to the 20th of August 2017. The event saw a large turnout with around 240 delegates hailing from far and wide, crossing borders and rivers to get to Goa. We had our brothers and sisters from Assam, Gurgaon, Pune, Mumbai, North and South Bangalore, Margao, Caranzalem, Porvorim, and a new area this year, Mangalore. Drawing from the theme of the year, Romans 8:14, the conference was called Break Out. Continue reading