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My Mother, My Model

My Mother, My Model

Years back whilst sitting in my Year 12 Philosophy and Ethics lesson, I remember sharing an input in class that ended with me referring to, ‘Mother Mary’. This automatically evoked a response of sniggering and muttered comments of, ‘Mother? You mean Mary?’ Growing up, in school, I was used to ...
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Mary and Month of May

Mary and Month of May

 It has been a long-standing custom to view May as the month of Mary, with May traditionally seen as the month for new growth and the beginning of summer. God himself taught us veneration of Our Lady when he sent an angel to ask her consent for the incarnation. The ...
Mary ‘my’ mother

Mary ‘my’ mother

Raifiel Cyril shares with us her personal journey of falling in and out of Marian devotion and how God gently guided her back home I, like most of you grew up in a disciplined Catholic household. And like any ‘good’ catholic household we prayed (more like recited) the rosary every ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

JESUS YOUTH : Joy in ‘fun and play’ – Jesus Youth needs it

JESUS YOUTH : Joy in ‘fun and play’ – Jesus Youth needs it

“We must teach our young people to have some fun and games when they come together”. This was a point ...
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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 ...

FAMILY IN FOCUS

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM-Our Lady of Perpetual Help

EDITOR’S ROOM-Our Lady of Perpetual Help

For my mother, who died three years ago at the age of 85, participating in the Our Lady of Perpetual ...
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Youth are good

Youth are good

Familia

TEACHING KIDS TO BE CONSIDERATE

TEACHING KIDS TO BE CONSIDERATE

Dr Annilyn Sebastian shares her thoughts about raising considerate children by modelling good behaviour and encouraging responsibility in children We ...
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Newswatch

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

Jesus Youth Interactive series Jesus Youth International organised an interactive web series as part of the preparations for the Holy ...
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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

MOTHER MARY: THE HEAVENLY MOTHER

MOTHER MARY: THE HEAVENLY MOTHER

Mother Mary is the mother of all Christians. She is special because she was born without original sin and she ...
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Sweet Suffering

Sweet Suffering

Rosary in my life

Rosary in my life

Sound Reply

Up (2009)

Up (2009)

We humans, are a strange bunch – some of us live in the past, either reminiscing the glories of our ...
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Chandeliers

Saints Adalbald and Rictrude

Saints Adalbald and Rictrude

Adalbald and Rictrudis got married around 630AD. Adalbald was the son of a noble family from Flanders, Belgium. While on ...
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St.Helen

St.Helen

ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q.28 What is the reason we avoid saying Alleluia during Lent? Sarah, Singapore   The season of lent is marked by two distinct liturgical omissions, namely of the hymn known as ‘Gloria’ (Glory to God in the highest) and of the use of ‘Alleluia’, during the entire forty days of Lent ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 27. How can I overcome dryness in my prayer life and relationship with God? -Alvia Sreeny Edinburg, USA We grow and deepen our relationship with God in and through prayer; and our relationship with God in prayer has a certain rhythm. It has moments of great highs and lows, ...
ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q 25. What is the significance of burning incense during Mass? Fatima Mendoza, Dallas, USA Judaism and many ancient religions used incense as an important element of their worship. According to the scriptures, God directed Aaron the high priest, ‘to burn a perpetual incense before the Lord throughout the generations’ (Ex ...

Culture of Life

You are mine...

You are mine…

Sruthi Jimeesh recollects an experience she had many years back, of the tragic yet hope filled story of a newborn ...
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Recent Articles | From latest issues

EDITOR'S ROOM-Our Lady of Perpetual Help

EDITOR’S ROOM-Our Lady of Perpetual Help

For my mother, who died three years ago at the age of 85, participating in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help novena for nine consecutive weeks was the most important tool and final weapon for the purpose of overcoming difficulties and problems in life. Financial difficulties, unemployment issues, finding suitable life partners for her daughters or whatever be the problem, she fervently depended on it. It is said that I ...
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ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q.28 What is the reason we avoid saying Alleluia during Lent? Sarah, Singapore   The season of lent is marked by two distinct liturgical omissions, namely of the hymn known as ‘Gloria’ (Glory to God in the highest) and of the use of ‘Alleluia’, during the entire forty days of Lent with a few small exceptions. Let us explore the reasons behind these omissions. Firstly, the ‘Gloria’ reminds us of the ...
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YOUCAT 83

YOUCAT 83

The Church believes that  “the most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin” (Dogma of 1854) [487-492, 508]  Belief in the Immaculate Conception has existed since the beginning of the Church. The expression is misunderstood ...
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POPE TALK ...

POPE TALK …

Reflect on the seven sorrows of Mary, our Mother Our Lady bore sorrows with strength; it was not a false distress, but just the heart destroyed by grief. The first is the prophecy of Simeon; the second is the flight to Egypt; the third is the three days of anguish when the child Jesus was in the temple; fourth is meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary; the fifth is ...
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JESUS YOUTH : Joy in ‘fun and play’ – Jesus Youth needs it

JESUS YOUTH : Joy in ‘fun and play’ – Jesus Youth needs it

“We must teach our young people to have some fun and games when they come together”. This was a point of discussion in one ‘First Line’ gathering. But there was stiff resistance. “NOOOO!! Our youth are already too playful and waiting for a chance to have fun. We come together for prayer and evangelization. If our groups become places of fun, then that will kill all that spirit and we ...
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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. But this was my first time on my own, and as it was a choice I had taken, more than ...
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DYING WE ARE BORN

DYING WE ARE BORN

The joy of Easter is the joy of new life. The hope of Easter is the hope in life after death. The good news is “Jesus is risen!” (Mt 28:6). Christ is alive and as adopted children of God, we too are invited to participate in this joy. The joy of being in His presence for all eternity. However, this promise of abundant life comes with a price tag. To ...
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