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The Sacrament of Sacrifice: ‘The Door of the Fold’ by Sybil Parker (1895)

The Sacrament of Sacrifice: ‘The Door of the Fold’ by Sybil Parker (1895)

We are at once drawn to the perfectly proportionate immaculate figure of Jesus. Dressed in an elegantly flowing white robe, His beautiful face mirrors the purity o

Easter at Emmaus: ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ by Vittore Carpaccio (1513)

Easter at Emmaus: ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ by Vittore Carpaccio (1513)

As dusk falls, the kind and hospitable disciples urge the unknown, unnamed stranger to stay with them. Tired and hungry, they gather around the table to dine. It i

This Month in History

This Month in History

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

Ahmedabad gets a new bishop, and a new hope

Ahmedabad gets a new bishop, and a new hope

In the presence of a large gathering of more than 4000 people and bishops from different parts of India, the bishop-elect was led to the specially decorated altar

“I cast my net to the right as Jesus did at the Sea of Galilee”

“I cast my net to the right as Jesus did at the Sea of Galilee”

Fishermen in Mumbai Koliwadas reveal their spiritual life in the middle of nowhere.

The Profession of Faith: ‘The Incredulity of St. Thomas’ by Caravaggio (1601 -1602)

The Profession of Faith: ‘The Incredulity of St. Thomas’ by Caravaggio (1601 -1602)

Caravaggio, the father of the Baroque school of art, with the masterful stroke of his brush brings this episode to life. His colours brilliantly agree with the dar

Picturing The Passion: ‘The Elevation of the Cross’ by Peter Paul Rubens (1610 – 1611)

Picturing The Passion: ‘The Elevation of the Cross’ by Peter Paul Rubens (1610 – 1611)

The rocky cliff of Golgotha is framed by dense details of foliage that are reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. The branches recall the Tree of the knowledge of good

Easter

Easter

The hearts and minds of the sheep and lambs
Burned within when he spoke to them on the road
Nothing could stop the march of Easter
To the depths of

Priyanka’s Good Friday message

Priyanka’s Good Friday message

It is a typical forgiveness from Calvary which the towering American writer Mark Twain put it in those memorable words: “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the vi

Last Supper

Last Supper

When he rose from the table
Many in thrones of power
Tumbled down.

The Fire within us

The Fire within us

Just like water, fire has the power to destroy the world. May be this is one of the reasons why fire is a symbol of divine. Because of the destructive capacity fir

Michelangelo in Pieta

Michelangelo in Pieta

The master in pensive face
Caressed the marble with a deep sigh
And the hammer began its dialogue
With the chisel in his young hand.

Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917  -  24 March 1980)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (15 August 1917 - 24 March 1980)

“If God accepts the sacrifice of my life,
May My Death be
For the Freedom of My People.”

Picturing the Passion: ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’ by El Greco (1577 – 1587)
Hunger is debilitating

Hunger is debilitating

I present before you the challenging words of late Father Pedro Arrupe, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus: “If there is hunger anywhere in the world,

A Pope comes from Argentina

A Pope comes from Argentina

On the footprints of Peter
He will mingle his own To walk a way
Filled with stones and thorns

Have I lost my reward?

Have I lost my reward?

When Christ chastised Satan, He used strong words when He said, “man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from God.” By saying that, Chris

Entry right

Entry right

Condemned woman and condemning men
Waited with baited breath
This man’s silence to break,
History to make
And at last it did!

Katharine Drexel: The virgin with the lamp of knowledge

Katharine Drexel: The virgin with the lamp of knowledge

She proved through her life that the Eucharist is a never-ending sacrifice to be translated into one’s own life which she did for the education of the marginaliz

Catholic students, beware of fulminations against English!

Catholic students, beware of fulminations against English!

Catholic students and educational institutions across India must make a conscious and concerted effort to learn English and teach English, because it is the most d

Striving to be the rule: Ethics for wedding guests

Striving to be the rule: Ethics for wedding guests

One must admit that a certain culture of disrespect has crept in at wedding celebrations. This culture of disrespect has now become a cycle of acceptable behaviour

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