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In fact, the Kingdom of God is among you

In fact, the Kingdom of God is among you

If humankind had understood and acted on what Jesus said in Luke 17 that kingdom of God is among you, all the wars and bloodshed in history would have been avoided

Waiting in Joyful Expectation of the Messiah

Waiting in Joyful Expectation of the Messiah

We, too, experience this same longing for the arrival of Christ. Spiritually, we long for Christ to make his home in our hearts, as the Holy Spirit draws us into a

Forgiveness is a virtue with God’s signature

Forgiveness is a virtue with God’s signature

Jesus said to them, “suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one them, what does he do? He leaves the other ninety-nine sheep in the pasture and goes lo

India: An unsafe cradle for Children

India: An unsafe cradle for Children

Like this 9th standard child of Mount Carmel school, how many thousands must be losing their lives every day in India for various reasons and most of those deaths

Verbum care factum- The Word became flesh

Verbum care factum- The Word became flesh

A larger structure was commissioned by Emperor Constantine, who had directed his mother, Saint Helena, to found churches commemorating important events in Jesus Ch

Saints and Sages of our daily living

Saints and Sages of our daily living

Saints and sages are found in all walks of life and in all religions and traditions. We need to have eyes to see holiness where-ever and how-ever it is manifested.

November: The Month in History

November: The Month in History

These are some landmark events in the history of the Catholic Church, to help the readers to understand the depth and breadth of the mammoth monolith called the Ca

Pope's November prayer intention: In the Service of Peace

Pope's November prayer intention: In the Service of Peace

In his prayer intention for the month of November 2018, Pope Francis says: " We can speak with splendid words, but if there is no peace in our heart, there will be

Irish Missionary, Fr. Michael Kelly SJ, receives Presidential Award in Zambia

Irish Missionary, Fr. Michael Kelly SJ, receives Presidential Award in Zambia

Irish Jesuit missionary, Fr. Michael Kelly was conferred with The Order of Distinguished Service by Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, in State House, Lusaka last wee

The Inconvenient Faith

The Inconvenient Faith

The Gospel according to St. Luke gives us a beautiful description of Mother Mary’s encounter with Gabriel, the archangel. The angel called her the “favoured on

You are the Light of the World

You are the Light of the World

On the top of the school
The words in giant size letters
Proclaimed
What they should be –
You are the light of the world !

Walking into HIStory, discovering my God of mystery!

Walking into HIStory, discovering my God of mystery!

My journey will begin in the wee hours of the fifth of November 2018 and will end in twelve days. Like Egeria the nun who chronicled her pilgrimage in 380 AD or th

Inspiration that we derive from Saints

Inspiration that we derive from Saints

A saint is a likeness of God and the level of this likeness varies according to the degree of closeness to God. For the Catholic Church all those who are with Jesu

We are called to be Saints

We are called to be Saints

A saint is one who is truly united with the Lord. He lives his life in union with him by believing in his heart what the Lord has promised: ‘Anyone who loves me

All Hallows Eve: ‘The Adoration of the Trinity’

All Hallows Eve: ‘The Adoration of the Trinity’

The spirit of this feast is fabulously rendered by the great German artist Albrecht Durer in one of his most celebrated paintings titled ‘The Adoration of the Tr

Part of God’s plan

Part of God’s plan

The two parables must be placed in its larger settings. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and the disciples by now have become painfully aware of the opposition tha

Mission as presence among the poor and voiceless

Mission as presence among the poor and voiceless

The Catholic religious, Jesuits being foremost among them, often speak about an option for the poor but now the situation has reached such a state that it is an op

Blowing in the wind?

Blowing in the wind?

The people of antiquity were earthy people in tune with nature and in tune with society. They had no need of a weatherman; their sheer experience of the seasons ha

Too blessed to be stressed

Too blessed to be stressed

The Greek word for stress mentioned in this text is ‘synecho’ which translates as a distress or a feeling of being squeezed or pressed in. Jesus understands fu

Ability, Responsibility, Accountability

Ability, Responsibility, Accountability

The focus of today’s Gospel is the prudent manager who is tasked to look after the master’s household, especially those who work in it. His job is to ensure th

Watch out!

Watch out!

The fear of persecution was real and so hope needed to be instilled in his community. Perhaps the members of this “little flock” had already begun to slide a b

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