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St. Jeanne Jugan

The more the humility, the better the littleness!

Jeanne Jugan grew up in a small town in revolutionary France, in 1792. Times were tough as violence ruled during those days. For thousands, begging was a way of life. Those who openly practiced their faith were not merely ridiculed but they were imprisoned or killed. Jeanne received her faith formation secretly and at great risk, from her mother and a group of women who belonged to a lay movement. Later, she went to work as a kitchen maid for a wealthy family. Continue reading

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My Favorite Alphonsamma

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

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St. Isidore – The Farmer

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

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My inspiration – St. Dominic Savio

My name is Samuel and I am a 4th grader. As far as I can remember, my mother sought the intercession of St. Dominic Savio for me. She would tell me stories of saints especially child saints. I was particularly interested in St. Dominic Savio. I was attracted to the way he lived his life as a child and the choices he made for the love of God. Continue reading