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
Initially, I decided not to go for the conference due to the increase in my work load caused by GST. At work, I handle everything single handedly since I am the only staff without an assistant. As the conference was approaching, Julius, the delegation head called me to check if I was attending the conference. I told him I wasn’t sure since I had a heavy work-load, with 20th August being the last day for payment of GST, but if there was a change in plan, I would let him know. After a few days, Julius called me once again and this time I said I needed some more time to decide and that my leave was not yet granted. Without deciding whether I was going for the conference or not, I participated in “Frame that”. I also started attending practices for the competitions; Praise parade and Broadway talent. Finally, I decided to register for the conference. Continue reading
Since I completed my CLS in June 2017 at the Margao Chapter, this was going to be my first Singles Conference
My parents have been a part of the Charismatic Renewal all their lives, as a result of which I attended retreats every year since the age of 7. Continue reading