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Hope – ‘Hold On, Pain Ends’

Hope – ‘Hold On, Pain Ends’

Hope is the essence of our life, the vital component to move forward. People usually hope for a better future, work hard for a better lifestyle and do what they can for a better tomorrow. Do I follow the crowd in this or do I take a U turn to ...
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HOPE IN THE NEW YEAR

HOPE IN THE NEW YEAR

As scheduled the New Year has arrived. Like a lot of people, we tend to set new goals or resolutions to improve ourselves. I too have done so. Though in my life, for the most part, the resolutions fell through after the first few weeks. This, I later realised, was ...
Groundbreaking Grassroots

Groundbreaking Grassroots

During the International Youth Year in 1985, the annual gathering of the youth in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) in Kerala happened to be a historic event, which initiated a glorious missionary youth movement. It was at the suggestion of Fr. Fio Mascarenhas SJ – the first chairman of the ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

Jesus Youth-Discussion groups are so special for Jesus Youth

Jesus Youth-Discussion groups are so special for Jesus Youth

‘The Pope’s new encyclical has come. If a few of us get together online daily, can you help us study ...
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Mission Talk | Experience of Mission

MISSION TALK WITH EVANGELIN

MISSION TALK WITH EVANGELIN

My name is Evangelin Maria Rose. I am a fifteen-year old girl from Adudhabi who went on a one-month mission exposure trip to Delhi on February 5, 2020. Being a Jesus Youth family, we had already been on a month long, 30-day Mission Exposure trip to Uganda, Africa in 2013 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM

EDITOR’S ROOM

Dream Dreams May I ask you at the beginning of the New Year about your plans, expectations and dreams for ...
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Familia

Riding storms on His Shoulders

Riding storms on His Shoulders

The poem, Footprints in the Sand and its visuals – two sets of footprints imprinted in the sand, behind a ...
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Newswatch

NEWS WATCH-Roses to Carmel

NEWS WATCH-Roses to Carmel

Roses to Carmel was a virtual pilgrimage organised by Jesus Youth Germany amidst the troubled times of Covid-19 pandemic. The ...
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NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

Evolution

Turning Passion into a Career For God

Turning Passion into a Career For God

Jerin Vakayil speaks about his encounter with Jesus Youth, its impact on his life, and the journey to a passion ...
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Blooming Kids

ManiCutie: The YouTuber

ManiCutie: The YouTuber

Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter ...
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WITH MY FAMILY

WITH MY FAMILY

Sound Reply

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil

When was the last time you felt determined to change the world but had not an iota of clue where ...
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Chandeliers

Saints Basil the Elder and Emmelia

Saints Basil the Elder and Emmelia

Basil, the son of notably devout parents, married Emmelia, whose father had died a martyr. Fleeing the persecution of Christians ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

The Church grades students for their knowledge in catechism. So, is a student with more knowledge in catechism blessed than one who is faithful without catechism? JERIN VAKAYIL,BANGALORE,INDIA I suppose your question seeks clarity on the real purpose of teaching catechism. In other words, whether grades in exams are more ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

People like to have security in life, be it through vaccines or insurance. From a Christian point of view do we need these securities in life? JERIN VAKAYIL,BANGALORE,INDIA The entire salvation history is a journey from insecurity to security.  Both the Old Testament and the New Testament presents the people ...
Ask Fr.Bitaju

Ask Fr.Bitaju

Q. Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream in the Bible. Many religious have visions in their dreams. Is my dream just a brain activity or does it have any meaning?  Jerin Vakayil, Bangalore, India   God used dreams and visions to communicate to His people, and to reveal His will and plan of ...

Culture of Life

BREAKING THE SHACKLES OF PORN

BREAKING THE SHACKLES OF PORN

The struggle with porn is real and can become a life-controlling problem. While many other addictions are introduced from outside ...
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Porn Destroys

Porn Destroys

The Silent Killer

The Silent Killer

You are mine...

You are mine…

A Ray of Light

A Ray of Light

Recent Articles | From latest issues

Faith Formation

Faith Formation

‘Get Up...’ The voice of Roy's mother echoed throughout the house. Judging by the intensity of her voice and from past experience, Roy concluded that there was a 100% chance that the next probable course of action would be a lash on his back.Gosh ... not the best way to start a day. ‘Coming... am brushing!’ Roy jumped out of bed and ran to the washroom. Got ready and rushed ...
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Unfading Wealth

Unfading Wealth

What do you have that you did not receive? (1Corinthians 4:7) Every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17). Whatever we think as ours is indeed a blessing bestowed on us as a gift from above. Our life, our health, our parents, our siblings, our spouse, our children, our friends, our education, our job, the place we call our home, our material and spiritual blessings, yes even our ...
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The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil

When was the last time you felt determined to change the world but had not an iota of clue where to start? Quite often we are lost in thought, amazed at myriad of ways people make meaningful impact in the world around them. Scientists, artists, entrepreneurs – we have them all around us. Despite countless stories of impact, we come back to the perennial question of where does one start ...
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Saint Sadwrn Farchog and Saint Canna

Saint Sadwrn Farchog and Saint Canna

This is the amazing life of a loving couple who were both saints and had children who became saints. Sometime in the late 5th century, the family of Sadwrn fled today’s Brittany in France to Wales to escape Frankish invaders. Among those who immigrated were St. Cadfan; these men were destined to become founding saints of the monasteries and churches throughout the Welsh countryside.  Sadwrn Farchog, ‘the knight’, who was ...
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EDITOR'S ROOM

EDITOR’S ROOM

Dream Dreams May I ask you at the beginning of the New Year about your plans, expectations and dreams for the new chapter in your life? If you have not spent time dreaming, I would like to encourage all of you to dream big dreams for the future and the New Year. A very interesting and relevant explanation about dreams was given by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of ...
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POPE talk...

POPE talk…

Humans are not alone in praying There resounds in us the multiform cry of creatures – of trees, of rocks, of animals – as St. Paul says ‘everything yearns for fulfilment’. But we are the only ones to pray consciously, knowing that we are addressing the Father, and entering into dialogue with the Father.At times we can feel self-sufficient and believe we do not need anything from God. But sooner ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

The Church grades students for their knowledge in catechism. So, is a student with more knowledge in catechism blessed than one who is faithful without catechism? JERIN VAKAYIL,BANGALORE,INDIA I suppose your question seeks clarity on the real purpose of teaching catechism. In other words, whether grades in exams are more important than good character in the learner? The Latin roots of the word ‘education’ means ‘to bring up’ or ‘to ...
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