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TO FOLLOW HIM OR NOT ...

TO FOLLOW HIM OR NOT …

How to listen to his voice? As a priest, I have heard many times from young men and women something on the lines of ‘Father, I wonder if God calls me to consecrate my life to him...’ Usually, this kind of questioning lasts for a few months and then gradually ...
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Verso L’Alto  (To the Heights)

Verso L’Alto (To the Heights)

There is perhaps no greater call from the Lord, that will impact your life and path to sainthood more, than your vocation. In the Christian/Catholic context of course, by vocation we typically mean the fundamental path/state of life, that the Lord might be calling us to live our life. Whether ...
Moving out of our comfort zones

Moving out of our comfort zones

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders*…” Although I had heard this song many times before, these words really spoke to me during the time of discernment regarding marriage and my move from the UK to USA, which would follow my ‘yes’ to this marriage. It hit me ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

JESUS YOUTH-Meeting the Jesus of the Gospels

JESUS YOUTH-Meeting the Jesus of the Gospels

Jesus Youth movement got its name from the 1985 conference.  Many participants of that gathering would recall a group discussion ...
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Mission Talk | Experience of Mission

MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

Gaya Reena Saji challenges us to embrace mission trips, as an experience of the love of Jesus through the lives of those people we are called to serve. It was with utmost enthusiasm as well as a tinge of anxiety that our team of eight students and a nun from ...
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MISSION TALK-Haiti

MISSION TALK-Haiti

Inspiration On Jan 12, 2010 Haiti was devastated by an earthquake. The estimated death toll was nearly 300,000. Around 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, and almost 4 million people in total were affected by the earthquake. As a response to the widespread devastation in ...
MISSION TALK -JOE MAMPALLI

MISSION TALK -JOE MAMPALLI

Joe Mampalli, Jeslin and their eight children went for a one month mission trip and share their experience. For long, Joe Mampalli has been dreaming about going for a mission experience as a family. But the mission journey kept getting delayed. However, the dream of a mission trip was in their ...

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM-The Call to Fulfilment

EDITOR’S ROOM-The Call to Fulfilment

These days I had been on a journey to the north eastern parts of India and had the privilege of ...
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Familia

Deciding if homeschooling is right for you

Deciding if homeschooling is right for you

Homeschooling is a lifestyle which incorporates the education of children at home (or anywhere!) by their parents. Today around the ...
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Newswatch

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

Jesus Youth Ireland National Assembly With great hope and joy, Jesus Youth Ireland’s National Assembly was held on Aug 31 ...
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NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

Evolution

Beyond the cloud...

Beyond the cloud…

It was the time “cloud computing” was starting to gaining momentum in Software industry, and the time I had already missed an ...
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Blooming Kids

Our Vocation, Our Choice

Our Vocation, Our Choice

ANGEL THOMAS SHARES HER UNDERSTANDING OF VOCATION AND HOW OVER THE YEARS HER VIEWS HAVE CHANGED. As a young kid, ...
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Do small things with love

Do small things with love

The “Little Way”

The “Little Way”

Sound Reply

The Theory of Everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything (2014)

‘Where there is life, there is hope’.The Theory of Everything is an incredibly uplifting and heartfelt account of the life ...
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Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk (2017)

Chandeliers

ST.MARIAM THRESIA

ST.MARIAM THRESIA

Mariam Thresia was born on April 26, 1876, as the third of five children to Thomman and Thanda in the ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

What advice do you have for young people who are discerning their vocation? Jesinta George, Dallas, TX Find time to be alone with God. Talk to Him and vitalize your prayer life.  God who created you out of love wants all that is true, beautiful and good for you.  He ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q.The Holy Bible says that it's pride that turned angels to demons. If that's the case, what's the source of evil in heaven? Or how did pride enter heaven where all the beings are in complete communion with our Lord? And if Angels sinned against the love of God in ...
ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

What’s wrong with being a “cafeteria Catholic”? Why does one have to believe everything the Church says even though one may not agree with it?  Soumya Prakash, McAllen, USA A cafeteria Catholic is defined as one who picks and chooses what Catholic teaching he/she wants to believe. Catholics are not ...

Culture of Life

Words that are worth a life!

Words that are worth a life!

Our life is the greatest gift from God and we, who are recipients of this gift have no right to ...
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Recent Articles | From latest issues

EDITOR'S ROOM-The Call to Fulfilment

EDITOR’S ROOM-The Call to Fulfilment

These days I had been on a journey to the north eastern parts of India and had the privilege of witnessing the great reputation, the church has earned in this region especially through the Salesians of Don Bosco. Also I had the opportunity to live with a very young MCBS priest in a village in Arunachal Pradesh where the station Church is only recently elevated as a Parish. We the ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

What advice do you have for young people who are discerning their vocation? Jesinta George, Dallas, TX Find time to be alone with God. Talk to Him and vitalize your prayer life.  God who created you out of love wants all that is true, beautiful and good for you.  He has a plan for you and wants to reveal it to you.  All that you need to do is to ...
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YOUCAT 139

YOUCAT 139

What is the lay vocation?  The LAITY are sent to engage in society so that the kingdom of God can grow among men. [897-913, 940-943] A lay person is not a second-class Christian, for he shares in the priestly ministry of Christ (the universal priesthood). He sees to it that the people in his walk of life (in school, family and work) come to know the Gospel and learn to ...
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MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

MISSION TALK-BOMMITHI

Gaya Reena Saji challenges us to embrace mission trips, as an experience of the love of Jesus through the lives of those people we are called to serve. It was with utmost enthusiasm as well as a tinge of anxiety that our team of eight students and a nun from St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, set out for our mission trip to Bommithi in Tamil Nadu, on 14 May 2019. The ...
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JESUS YOUTH-Meeting the Jesus of the Gospels

JESUS YOUTH-Meeting the Jesus of the Gospels

Jesus Youth movement got its name from the 1985 conference.  Many participants of that gathering would recall a group discussion we had there, on the person of Jesus. We all met in small groups and each group had a card on which there were ten very different pictures of Jesus - Jesus teaching, Jesus praying, pointing the way, as a shepherd, the suffering one, the merciful Lord, Jesus caressing a ...
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OMNIPOTENT GOD

OMNIPOTENT GOD

A childlike curiosity to know our God more will help us grow closer to him, says Antony Kalapurackal A few years ago, my sister asked me a question; “Chetta (Elder brother), imagine that India is playing cricket against England. We, Indians will pray for India to win while the people of England will pray for their country to win. Whose prayer do you think will be answered?” “Both!” I replied ...
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I sought & I found..!

I sought & I found..!

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my Spirit exults in God my Saviour” (Lk. 1:46). Jesus is the Saviour of all. “He is alive and active” says Pope Francis in his latest Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit. Over the years, I have come to experience this aspect of our Lord. What is fascinating about my faith in Jesus is the compulsion I feel through Him to spread the fragrance ...
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