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From Distress to Smile

From Distress to Smile

Elizabeth Varghese, married and with two children, is an educator by profession. She was born and brought up in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, before moving to Delhi where she now lives and teaches children with special educational needs.

Giving time to the less fortunate

Giving time to the less fortunate

Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the Year of Mercy, Rohan, an engineering student, and Joel, a young professional, recently made some visits to the less fortunate in Mumbai. Both are surprised by what they saw.

From Mumbai to Pope Francis

From Mumbai to Pope Francis

Joshua Gomes is a Mass Media student at Mumbai University. He recently travelled to Rome to participate in an international congress on “The Ecology of the Human Person and His Environment”.

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“You are a child of God”

Baptism makes us fideles, faithful. This is a word that was used ‑‑ like sancti, the saints ‑‑ by the first followers of Jesus to refer to one another. These words are still used today: we speak of the faithful of the Church. Think about this. (The Forge, 622)

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him…and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:13,17).

In Baptism, God our Father has taken possession of our lives. He has made us share in the Christ’s life and sent us the Holy Spirit.

The strength and the power of God light up the face of the earth.

We will set the world ablaze, with the flames of the fire that you came to enkindle on...

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