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We Are ‘Easter People’

We Are ‘Easter People’

Easter is Joy- which Mary experiences when she finds that the ‘gardener’, is in fact her “rabboni”- her Master and Mentor, her Saviour and God. The joy tha

"He is not here, but has risen"

The Easter Vigil has four parts: Blessing of fire, the Liturgy of the Word, Blessing of Water and Liturgy of the Eucharist. All the four aspects of the Easter Vigi

Blessing of the Baptismal Waters

Blessing of the Baptismal Waters

The readings for the Easter Vigil trace through salvation history, showing how God was working through His plan of salvation which came about in Christ. At Easter,

Jesus gave meaning to suffering on Good Friday

Jesus gave meaning to suffering on Good Friday

Suffering followed Jesus from His very birth at Bethlehem. Suffering followed Jesus while his family fled to Egypt. Sufferings followed him after his family return

Commemoration of the three aspects of Jesus’ ministry

Commemoration of the three aspects of Jesus’ ministry

Maundy Thursday commemorates three aspects of Jesus’ ministry: institution of the Holy Eucharist by Jesus, institution of priesthood by him, and finally the new

Mission of the suffering servant

Mission of the suffering servant

In the Gospel we see on one hand Judas was plotting the betrayal of Jesus and on the other hand Jesus was sending two of his disciples to prepare for the Last Supp

The suffering servant

The suffering servant

The church believes that the suffering servant is none other than Jesus himself. Yesterday we reflected upon the chosen-ness of the servant and his anointing as ne

Seeing  from God’s  perspective

Seeing from God’s perspective

Jesus’ response inspires us to see things in a right perspective. Mary was welcoming Jesus in her house with the Jewish hospitality but Jesus interprets her acti

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Today’s Sunday is known as ‘Palm Sunday’ or ‘Passion Sunday.’ It is called ‘Palm Sunday’ because during Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem peop

Born to die to give life

Born to die to give life

People die due to sickness, accidents, calamities, hunger or old age. Most of them die for themselves. Jesus had come to die for others. The death and dying proces

Argument and discussion

Argument and discussion

The basic difference between an argument and a discussion is: in an argument we try to prove who is right and who is wrong; whereas in a discussion we try to prove

Three types of doubts

Three types of doubts

Temporary doubt can be clarified quite soon. Zechariah’s doubt was persistent because he was a priest, he was praying for a child (“Zechariah, your prayer has

Sin destroys the sinner

Sin destroys the sinner

“How can this be for I know no husband?” Joseph was thinking of abandoning Mary secretly thinking that she must have had some illicit relationship with a man.

The seven ‘I am sayings’

The seven ‘I am sayings’

In this Gospel Jesus reveals himself as the Bread of Life (6: 35), the light of the world (8: 12), the door of the sheepfold (10: 7), the Good Shepherd (10:11), th

Jesus’ hidden face

Jesus’ hidden face

One of the ways of understanding this statement is to see how the face of Jesus is hidden in the OT personalities like Adam, Abel, Moses, David and Jeremiah.

April in History – Remembering Church Chronicles

April in History – Remembering Church Chronicles

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

Four stages of growth in God

Four stages of growth in God

The people of Israel went through four stages of growth in their understanding of God. In the first stage they worshipped many gods along with the worship of Yahwe

Having a proper image of God

Having a proper image of God

Each one us has a particular image of God in mind. Some think of him as an old man with long beard sitting in the clouds and watching us, or like a judge with is h

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