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Pretence V/S Piety: ‘The Widows Mite’

Pretence V/S Piety: ‘The Widows Mite’

‘The Widow’s Mite’ forms a part of the representations in the ‘Life of Christ.’ It elucidates Christ confrontation with the Jewish authorities, particula

Deepawali: Jesus is the Lamp of lamps

Deepawali: Jesus is the Lamp of lamps

Jesus refers to himself as the light of the world and right from his birth we can find a tremendous association with light.

Living language of Love: Only way to Peace

Living language of Love: Only way to Peace

November is a month of saints and all the Catholic saints spoke the language of love and the greatest advocate of peace Francis of Assisi sang from his soul –

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

In dying every man arrives at the moment of truth. Now it is no longer possible to repress or conceal anything; nothing more can be changed. God sees us as we are.

Solemnity of All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints

All Saints’ Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV in reaction to successive waves of invaders in the early seventh century who plundered the catacombs. He

In-Sight: ‘Healing of the blind man of Jericho’

In-Sight: ‘Healing of the blind man of Jericho’

Jericho, the ancient city thrown down by the trumpets of Israel, had gathered herself to form a hub for the rich and the rulers of the period. Herod, the Great, bu

Back to back

Back to back

It is the Lord who seeks to set her free from her ailment and she accepting His gracious healing touch stood up in faith. If there was any doubt that still lingers

Development: Does Christian ethos hold the key?

Development: Does Christian ethos hold the key?

The most fundamental principle that emerges from the life and works of Jesus is love, forgiveness and freedom. Love your neighbor as yourself and forgiveness expla

Get outside the bubble

Get outside the bubble

At times, empathy and kindness are more important than intelligence and knowledge
Love is the most important.
Everything has its place in its right time.

God’s Law and the Prophets

God’s Law and the Prophets

Prophets chosen by the Lord were there and they carried his message and warnings for the erring people to mend their ways or otherwise to face the consequences f

Living with Christ is living for others

Living with Christ is living for others

Christianity is a culture of living for others and that is why nations influenced by Christ have better institutions and environment for living a humane life.

Nun and professor publish a book on food security and biodiversity

Nun and professor publish a book on food security and biodiversity

“Food Most Royal” is a weighty book written by Sr. Nora McNamara and Professor Stephen Morse who have previously published several books, as well as journal ar

Unencumbered by baggage

Unencumbered by baggage

Interestingly the Lord now appointed seventy (other ancient manuscripts read seventy two) and sent them on ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He h

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti

On the bank of the Sabarmati he sat
Rolling the beads of his noble deeds
And they spoke loud and clear
An epic of freedom without sword and gun.<

Mary – A Masterpiece: ‘The Presentation of the Virgin’

Mary – A Masterpiece: ‘The Presentation of the Virgin’

Born Jacopo Comin, Tintoretto (the little dyer) took his name from his father’s profession of dyeing also known as tintore in Italian. Noticing the paint daubs o

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Education of the Virgin’

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Education of the Virgin’

The damaged painting titled, ‘The Education of the Virgin’, long relegated to the basement of the Yale University Art Gallery, was reattributed to be the work

In Pieces: The Right to Peace

In Pieces: The Right to Peace

Peace needs to have a new meaning; looked at through a different prism. The UN General Assembly declared that 21 September should be a day devoted to strengthening

A meal hard to digest

A meal hard to digest

Simon’s dinner party which was supposed to be a lively discussion with Jesus is now stunned into silence by the action of this unnamed woman. But more than the s

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Nativity of the Virgin’

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Nativity of the Virgin’

The ever beautiful, the ever immaculate Virgin Mary for ages has enchanted every artist. Her tender appearance is the most beloved in Christian art. Her heavenly b

Is Old really Gold?

Is Old really Gold?

The elderly are our prophets. Without the presence of old people we may forget we are all aging, from moment to moment. Those advanced in years remind us ceaseless

Radical love

Radical love

As God stands to the needy world with the gracious gift of salvation, so the disciple should stand to the poor of society in generous open handedness.

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