I was introduced to the CFCI community in 2012. However, since I was neither willing to change my lifestyle nor my choices, I decided to abscond from the community.
Meanwhile, I tangled myself into many worldly addictions; one of them being my involvement in a physically abusive romantic relationship. I tried to invite this man into the community, hoping that it would change things between us. However, he was too accustomed to his lifestyle and had no desire to change for the better. In fact, he insisted that I leave the community too. Hence, I decided to leave the community again and as time passed I struggled with more than just one broken relationship. Continue reading
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
Driving past beautiful vineyards, Bangalore CFCI members headed to Barnabite Vidyabhavan on 20th October for Theme Day 2019. With much excitement, they entered the venue only to behold a stunning miniature vineyard on stage! After a wonderful time of worship, the MCs introduced the theme for the year – “Abide” – along with the theme verse:
“I am the vine and you are the branches, he who abides in me and I in him shall bear much fruit for apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
They explained how this year’s theme would address the relationships between God our Father who is the Vinedresser, Jesus His Son our Saviour who is the Vine, and we His people who are the branches. 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.”