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The First Communion in Sri Lanka

The First Communion in Sri Lanka

And little ones as you lie in white
With closed eyes
And folded palms holding rosary
Remember your closed eyes are the most open
In

Resurrection as a spiritual experience

Resurrection as a spiritual experience

The Resurrection of Jesus is a spiritual experience. One has to be well disposed in order to experience the power of the risen Lord. The women went to the tomb to

Pope's April prayer intention: For medical personnel in conflict zones

Pope's April prayer intention: For medical personnel in conflict zones

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for April, which this month is for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in conf

Are you ready to share the burden on the Cross?

Are you ready to share the burden on the Cross?

Blood of Christ denotes sacrifice. In Matthew 5:48 Jesus says: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Jesus asks you to be mature in your

“Abouna Frans Will Never Die!”

“Abouna Frans Will Never Die!”

Fr. Frans’ at his First Mass homily on 30 May 1971, had said, “only when my hands are empty that I can really receive the other!”. Prophetic words indeed fr

Being a child of God

Being a child of God

In the New Testament it is used for Jesus. He was declared to be the beloved son of God at his baptism and Transfiguration. Every Christian is called to be the ch

Shun selfishness now

Shun selfishness now

God is ready to accept any repentant at any point of his/her life: The prodigal son came to his senses, returned to his father who received him with an embrace of

Summing up all commandments

Summing up all commandments

When love of neighbour is overemphasized by ignoring love of God completely, we fall into the trap of activity oriented lifestyle

Jesus fulfils law differently

Jesus fulfils law differently

Jesus fulfils more than 300 prophecies of the Old Testament. He further states the importance of the word of God which lasts forever. For us Christians the Scriptu

God forgives and man forgets

God forgives and man forgets

It was customary in the Jewish society to forgive an offender for three times. The offender was shown no mercy at the fourth time. With this in mind Peter asks Jes

Romero: Worthy of Emulation

Romero: Worthy of Emulation

"By what right have we catalogued persons as first-class persons or second-class persons? In the theology of human nature there is only one class: children of God.

Ghar Vapasi: Soliloquy of an Indian Christian

Ghar Vapasi: Soliloquy of an Indian Christian

That day when Rudolf Acquaviva’s blood drops
Turned into Emperor Akbar’s tears,
The agonizing cries of Graham Staines’ soul,
The land

New Video on the Life of Irish Missionary, Sr. Dr.Miriam Duggan FMSA

New Video on the Life of Irish Missionary, Sr. Dr.Miriam Duggan FMSA

Sr. Miriam was Superior of her congregation for 12 years in Dublin. During that time she served as Chairperson of the Irish Missionary Union when, at the request o

Not your average Joe: ‘Childhood of Christ’

Not your average Joe: ‘Childhood of Christ’

The play of light and darkness is very prominent in all of Honthorst’s paintings. Their function is not purely artistic as it is analytical in character. It pene

From Golgotha to Glory: ‘Transfiguration’

From Golgotha to Glory: ‘Transfiguration’

The essence of today’s Gospel finds a deep rooted expression through the painting in consideration. It is titled ‘Transfiguration’ and executed by the fabulo

Unlimited and unconditional forgiveness

Unlimited and unconditional forgiveness

The Jews went through four stages of development as far as the sense forgiveness was concerned. In the first stage there was unlimited sense of revenge.

Ireland’s New Overseas Aid Policy to Fund Abortion in Africa

Ireland’s New Overseas Aid Policy to Fund Abortion in Africa

Focus was initiated by Irish missionaries in the 1950s many of whom established hospitals, health clinics, and care facilities. The government has always claimed t

A word ‘Thank you’ matters a lot

A word ‘Thank you’ matters a lot

When one says ‘thank you’ to his fellow men , one who said the word ‘thank you’ shows respect to the other for his good performance in any field of life.

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