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Feminine Genius

Feminine Genius

Jismy Juda-Thaddeus dwells on the four main charisms that make a woman unique. It was during a young women’s road trip that I first came across this term- ‘Feminine genius’. We were having a picnic by York Cathedral, when an elder surprised us with roses she brought for each one ...
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Lessons from Ministry

Lessons from Ministry

Sherin Alexander´s heartfelt and honest recounting of her journey of finding purpose, both as a believer and as a woman For the past few days, I have been mulling over different ideas regarding women in ministry. The more I thought about it, I started to wonder: what do I know ...
My top 10 tips to boost productivity

My top 10 tips to boost productivity

Dr Annilyn Sebastian shares a few tips on how she manages a large household and still finds time to pursue her passions. Lots of people ask me how I manage to do a lot, despite managing and caring for a household of 11, on top of homeschooling, ministry and other ...

Jesus Youth | the growth of the movement

JESUS YOUTH

JESUS YOUTH

Normal Christian Life - be ordinary, but with a difference - 3 The ‘First Line’ group used to gather at ...
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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 ...

FAMILY IN FOCUS

Editorial

EDITOR'S ROOM-Women in ministry

EDITOR’S ROOM-Women in ministry

There are three books in the Bible with women's names. They are the book of Ruth, Esther and Judith.  I ...
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Familia

Marriage as a path to Happiness III. A new relation to parents?

Marriage as a path to Happiness III. A new relation to parents?

“Honour you father and mother” Yes honour them, respect them, care for them, love them, but do not obey them ...
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Newswatch

NEWSWATCH

NEWSWATCH

National Conference of Jesus Youth Oman Evolution of the Conference: Under the guidance of Holy Spirit, through a series of ...
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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

Rosary in my life

Rosary in my life

Joel Jomy shares how the Rosary is a part of his life and its relevance Daily Rosary has been an ...
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Sound Reply

Ida (2013)

Ida (2013)

If as Einstein said insanity, “is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results”, most of us ...
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The Croods

The Croods

Movie-The Sky is Pink

Movie-The Sky is Pink

Chandeliers

St.Helen

St.Helen

St. Helen was the mother of St. Constantine the Great, and was born at Drepanum (Helenopolis) in Asia Minor to ...
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St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Saint Pope John Paul II

Saint Pope John Paul II

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 ...
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Ask Fr Bitaju

Ask Fr Bitaju

Q 24. I am engaged to a wonderful young man with strong catholic faith and morals. We are looking forward to our marriage next year. We meet and talk often. Some friends suggested that it is ok to get physically intimate as we are destined to be husband and wife ...
ASK FR.BITAJU

ASK FR.BITAJU

Q  Why is the book of Enoch not included in the Catholic Bible? - Alain Verghese, Delhi The book of Enoch was already in existence much before the birth of Christ. Early Christians considered it to be part of scripture, as the Church Fathers have referred to this mysterious book ...

Culture of Life

Glimpses of ASPAC 2020

Glimpses of ASPAC 2020

ASPAC 2020, the 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Faith, Life and Family was a prolife conference held in Kerala from 17th-19th ...
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Recent Articles | From latest issues

EDITOR'S ROOM-Women in ministry

EDITOR’S ROOM-Women in ministry

There are three books in the Bible with women's names. They are the book of Ruth, Esther and Judith.  I was always fascinated, though not sure about the reason, with the stories of these dynamic women. There are also other notable women described in the Old Testament including the mother of the seven sons who were tortured and killed by the terrible king in the book of Maccabees. When we ...
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Ask Fr Bitaju

Ask Fr Bitaju

Remya Prakash, Edinburg, TX  It is a great question and I believe that some clarity on God’s unconditional love, Christian meaning of suffering, and chastisement or discipline as God’s call to return to his amazing love will help us to explore this question further. In his apostolic letter Savifici Doloris (SD 1984), St. John Paul II explored beautifully the Christian meaning of human suffering.  Suffering in one form or other ...
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YOUCAT 257

YOUCAT 257

Is it demeaning to women that only men may receive the sacrament of Holy Orders?  The rule that only men may receive Holy Orders in no way demeans women. In God’s sight, man and woman have the same dignity, but they have different duties and CHARISMS. The Church sees herself as bound by the fact that Jesus chose men exclusively to be present at the Last Supper for the institution ...
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POPE TALK

POPE TALK

Jesus taught in parables, stories taken from everyday life. Human beings are storytellers.  From childhood we hunger for stories just as we hunger for food. Sacred Scripture is a Story of stories. It shows us from the very beginning, a God who is both creator and narrator. The Bible is the great love story between God and humanity. Every generation should memorize the most significant episodes recounted in Sacred Scripture ...
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JESUS YOUTH

JESUS YOUTH

Normal Christian Life - be ordinary, but with a difference - 3 The ‘First Line’ group used to gather at Snehanilayam, near Ernakulam city. Every month about two dozen of us – young and not so young from different parts of Kerala, would come together for some joyful fellowship and mutual edification. After the weekend we would go back with ideas and plans for animating the youth groups we belonged ...
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Pierced heart

Pierced heart

In one of the scenes from the movie ‘The Passion of Christ’, “a soldier pierces Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water” (Jn 19:34), fulfilling the Old Testament prophesy “they will look upon him whom they have pierced” (Zech 12:10). This piercing of the heart opened the floodgates of Mercy for mankind.  In the Divine Mercy chaplet, we pray, “O Blood and Water, which ...
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DREAMING WITH GOD

DREAMING WITH GOD

Looking through the prism of her own life, Beena Manoj lovingly encourages young people to seek God’s big dreams for them. "I have a dream, a song to sing..." So began a song by ABBA, a pop group that was the rage when I was in school. It was a song I could sing from my heart and I won several prizes singing this song. As a schoolgirl I had ...
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