When I began my walk with Jesus I didn’t understand why I would need anyone else’s help me because in my head Jesus was the only One I would ever need. I spent time conversing and building a relationship with Jesus and with the Holy Spirit. On my first-ever mission, I had to give a teaching in Hindi, a language I barely understood or spoke. I just clung on to the Holy Spirit and desperately sought any help I could get. The team members prayed the Rosary and for the first time in years, I decided to join in. I rationalized by telling myself that I was just saying Scripture out loud, so it’s fine, and I am not moving away from Jesus, as I am just professing the Word of God. As I prayed the Rosary I felt a certain peace and contentment that eluded me. Continue reading
Since my childhood I have known about Mother Mary and that she is our mother. What I never knew was that she has been speaking to people just like Jesus does. My journey with her started when I attended a day program at the logos retreat centre with one of my friends. There a woman approached us and prayed for us, and said to my friend that when she prayed Mother Mary said something about him and his family. I was both amazed and shocked at the same time – that Mother Mary spoke too! From then on I read posters on Instagram and Facebook about Mother Mary and shared about her on social media. Once I came across this quote of
St. Maximillian Kolbe, “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
Two years ago when I was in my final year of engineering, I was preparing for campus placements. Though I attended many interviews I didn’t make it through most of them. I didn’t lose hope and kept believing that God has something better for me. I prepared well for them and along with that I continued to have a consistent prayer time every day, visited the Blessed Sacrament and prayed the Rosary. Continue reading
It is true when people say that a new city makes you live a different life altogether, and that’s where my transformation began.
While at my home, I was a disciplined, focused, studious child who knew what she wanted from life. But as I stepped into a new beginning, in a new town — peer pressure, anxiety, lust, hatred and anger took control. Continue reading