For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
~ 2 Timothy 1:7
Right from childhood and as far as I can remember, I’ve been a complete introvert and an extremely timid person. As I grew up, my timidity only increased to an extent that it even hampered my relationships with people. Meeting a new person or even meeting a relative after a long time would make me anxious and uncomfortable. Very often, when my uncles and other family members visited from overseas, I would shy away or try to make excuses to not have to meet and speak with them. Continue reading
Our very own ‘Goencho Saib‘
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
After waiting for an entire year, the CFCI Youth were blessed to participate in the Regional Youth Conference (RYC) 2017 which was held from the 27th to 29th October, 2017. And though it was a 3 day conference, for us participants those 3 days went by so quickly that it seemed like just a couple of hours. Yes, it was that fun!
This year’s Regional Youth Conference was special in more ways than one. Firstly, it was held at Hotel Orion, in Porvorim. While we all missed King’s School in Margao where the past RYC’s have been held nobody complained about the comfortable beds and air conditioned rooms we were accommodated in. Continue reading
“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