Couples

CLS @ Pimpri

The CFCI-Pune service team had a hesitant start, as they were expecting just 2-3 participants, for the Pimpri CLS, a week prior to the programme. To the service team’s surprise, around 200 participants gathered for the CLS on that day. The parish priest encouraged his parishioners to come forward to attend the programme. The programme was held at Our Lady Consoler of the Afflicted, Pimpri Church, Pune. Continue reading

Couples

Marriage Enrichment Retreat – Pune

The Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) was held at Loyola’s Retreat House, Pashan, Pune, from the 21st-23rd September 2018. The CFCI service team were in awe to see a full house, as there were 12 couples who attended the retreat, in spite of having other commitments, duties and responsibilities towards their children. Continue reading

Sharings

The Gift of Tongues

A year ago, during the Full-Time Worker’s recollection retreat that I attended in May, I had the opportunity of having a one to one with our country servant, and ever since then, I’ve been focusing more on the Holy Spirit. Since then my eyes have been opened to the working of the Holy Spirit in my life in so many areas that before, I took for granted. I’ve shared before on some virtues that He has helped me with, especially the gifts of temperance and patience. But here, I’d like to share on something different. Continue reading

Sharings

Saint Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent de Paul was a French Roman Catholic priest, who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity.

I am what someone in Pune would call a Vincentian. This is because I have had the privilege of studying for 12 years at St. Vincent’s High School and Junior College which is one of the best schools in Pune. It is because of this that I’ve had a good exposure to Jesuits, the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Vincent De Paul. There are plenty of articles detailing the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul; however, this isn’t one of them. Rather, I would like to talk about the virtues of St. Vincent. Continue reading