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A Little Flower for a Little Girl

If I were to introduce myself, it would go somewhat like this: I am impulsive, sensitive, stubborn, silly, love all that is yummy to my tummy (or rather my tongue) and would do my best to bring joy to the people I truly care about. However, I’m not here to share about myself, but about a little saint who in a few ways was like me, and in other ways, inspired me to desire something greater. That little saint is Saint Therese-the Little Flower whom I was briefly introduced to in school and again more concretely about 4 years ago through reading her autobiography “The Story of a Soul”. Continue reading

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The Greatest Husband Ever

As a newly married man, I often struggle to do justice to my prayer, family and work life. Day to day responsibilities can occasionally get overwhelming and I believe that at such moments, it is necessary to have a role model whom I can look up to. Who better than St. Joseph? Continue reading

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St. Francis Xavier

Our very own ‘Goencho Saib

EARLY LIFE
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

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Two modern Saints and original sin

A couple of years ago, I providentially happened to read two books that have deeply influenced my spiritual life ever since. They were – Story of a Soul (St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s autobigraphy) and Divine Mercy in my Soul (Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska). Continue reading