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Aloysius Gonzaga: A saint for students and youth

Aloysius Gonzaga: A saint for students and youth

Aloysius Gonzaga was indeed a martyr of charity and true love always entails great sacrifices and therefore, this young saint must become a beacon and searchlight

At the fringe of faith

At the fringe of faith

As my eyes swell—like the sea—dark and stormy,
I wish you would be kind to keep me company,
In your arms that were wounded,
May my botched soul

Mark's Jesus calls us to be 'fishers of men'

Mark's Jesus calls us to be 'fishers of men'

Like the tiny mustard seed that grows into a tree that can give shelter to so many birds, the vision of Jesus has gripped the whole world.

Lord, be my guide

Lord, be my guide

Open my heart to the shower of Your Favour,
The soulful melody, the voice of my Saviour,
Let me be filled with the flame that had lit,
The hearts of

Beatitudes for 21st century

Beatitudes for 21st century

Too many unreasonable things will crop up related to your religion and you will be in soup if you don’t know how to bring reason into faith.

'The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament’ by Raphael (1509 – 1510) PART 2

'The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament’ by Raphael (1509 – 1510) PART 2

It is through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that the Word (Infinite) descends from heaven and through the sacrament of the Eucharist (celebrated every single d

“May the heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all”

“May the heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all”

If we can implant the heart of Jesus in us then we can easily recognize “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human

Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal’s Catholic vision

Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal’s Catholic vision

When I read in Sathyadeepam some of the views of Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal, I thought here is a truly catholic bishop who will truly match an excellent catholic

Reflections of an Irish missionary on peace building in East Africa

Reflections of an Irish missionary on peace building in East Africa

The peace-development nexus is a constituent component of Shalom’s approach with the two pillars of social cohesiveness being intrinsic to its methodology.

Seat of Wisdom we have come

Seat of Wisdom we have come

As we tread towards our summit
Help us to spread everywhere light;
Do not make us lamp under bushel
But one that can darkness dispel.

O MYSTIC MARVEL: The ‘Holy Trinity’ by Masaccio (1425)

O MYSTIC MARVEL: The ‘Holy Trinity’ by Masaccio (1425)

The principal subject, as the title suggest, is the ‘Throne of Grace’ depicted in the form of the Triune Godhead. The Father holds His crucified Son while the

‘The Triptych of Temptation of St. Anthony’ by Hieronymus Bosch

‘The Triptych of Temptation of St. Anthony’ by Hieronymus Bosch

As it appears, the painting can be divided into 3 parts. The left panel depicts the flight and fall of St. Anthony. In the central panel the saint is subjected to

Mission of laity: Creative response to challenges

Mission of laity: Creative response to challenges

Very often the problems begin because we are so sure of certain things that we are not ready to accept any change from that. Erich Fromm, one of the most humane ps

Pope’s hope: A peace-route to Korea

Pope’s hope: A peace-route to Korea

If there is no spirit of forgiveness, it is impossible to chart a peace route and that is why Jesus has told us that he gives peace not in the way the world gives

Relativise and relax

Relativise and relax

Albert Einstein’s theory of Relativity need to be applied to our absolutist thinking and it will do a lot of good for us psychologically.

UP AND ONWARDS: The Iconography of the Ascension in Art through the ages

UP AND ONWARDS: The Iconography of the Ascension in Art through the ages

The theme of the Ascension naturally inspired art. Paintings dating back to the 5th century often depicted the episode in two zones: the earthy and the divine.

No jokes please, just break The Word

No jokes please, just break The Word

The ‘breaking of The Word’ is exactly what it means, explain the scriptures. It is not a time for lengthy catechesis, not a time for imparting life skills and

How do I get to see the Pope?

How do I get to see the Pope?

Besides certain public celebrations of the Eucharist for which you need a pass, the Holy Father also makes two public appearances each week if he is in the Vatican

St. Peter’s, built in living stone

St. Peter’s, built in living stone

The first Christian Emperor, Constantine, built the first St. Peter’s in the early 300 ADs over the place where it was rumoured by tradition, to be the tomb of S

What is the best time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica?

What is the best time to visit St. Peter’s Basilica?

St. Peter’s Basilica takes your breath away one way or the other. Built atop a 4th-century church, it was consecrated in 1626 and took 120 years to complete.

Rome sweet home – A pilgrim’s guide

Rome sweet home – A pilgrim’s guide

For many a Catholic pilgrim, a visit to the Eternal City is nothing short of a dream. Fr. Warner D'Souza takes us on a trip around the papal city of Vatican, in a

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