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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.

Ephphatha: Emergency call for our times

Ephphatha: Emergency call for our times

The ephphatha uttered by Jesus is an emergency call for our times to open ears and make our tongues eloquent against all the inhumanities anywhere in whatever name

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Meeting at the Golden Gate’

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Meeting at the Golden Gate’

One of the leading exponents of High Renaissance Art was undoubtedly Filippino Lippi, son of the renowned yet controversial painter Fra Filippo Lippi (1406 – 69)

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Gabriel must have been a special angel, for he brings the news of a birth to both, Zacharias, telling him of the coming birth of St. John the Baptist and then to M

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Annunciation to St. Anne’

Mary – a Masterpiece: ‘The Annunciation to St. Anne’

The story of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary begins not in an atmosphere of good fortune celebrated with pomp and song but rather with rejection, heart-aches,

Mother of Refugees and Displaced

Mother of Refugees and Displaced

In particular, she was a ‘Mother’ to refugees and the displaced. A little after she received her “inspiration”, the “call within a call” on 10 Septembe

Mary, a Masterpiece: ‘The Expulsion of Joaquim from the Temple’

Mary, a Masterpiece: ‘The Expulsion of Joaquim from the Temple’

It all began in the little Jewish town of Nazareth. The Feast of the Dedication (Hanukkah) also known as the Festival of lights was at hand. It commemorated the re

When Padmabhushan Fr. Camille Bulcke blessed me

When Padmabhushan Fr. Camille Bulcke blessed me

Today, September 1, 2018, being the beginning of the birth centenary year of Fr. Bulcke, who was born in Belgium in 1909, I recall him with awe and wonder, for his

“Shoot me first”: Accamma Cherian’s bold voice of freedom

“Shoot me first”: Accamma Cherian’s bold voice of freedom

In 1951, when she married Varkey Mannamplakkal—another freedom fighter and member of the Travancore Legislative Assembly—Accamma was proving the spirit of nati

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