Christmas With Migrants

[auth] As students of  Vidya Jyoti College of Theological studies, we annually organized Christmas and New Year Masses for the domestic workers, popularly known as Ayaa Bahnen in  Delhi. They came for Christmas and New…

From Jesus Christ to Pope Francis

A lesson in effective preaching of the word of God. [auth] Looking back at our years of training for priesthood, there were three things that were not much discussed, or touched upon only in passing.…

Bombay’s Utterly Brotherly Lot from Spain

“Lay Religious life … is … complete in itself” – (Renewal of Religious Life, 10). It didn’t take long for Jesuit General Arrupe himself to confirm that, when he said, “The Brother’s Vocation is a…

From a Foreign Mission to a Local Church

The universal Church is composed of local churches. In the history of the Christian revelation, the local church is not born by spontaneous generation. It is born, as Saint Paul says, “ex auditu”, by the…

Spanish Jesuits and their Education Ministry

Evangelization ministry among the local Gujarati population did not begin in Gujarat nor was it initiated by priests. The work was begun by the Daughters of the Cross in St. Joseph’s Convent, Bandra, Mumbai. Towards…

Up Until the First Spanish Missionary Arrived

In the year 1893 the Propaganda Fide had issued an instruction urging the Bishops to activate evangelization work in their territories, and asked them to report in six months. This urgent request rang a bell at the…

They Came: To Serve With Love

The ‘Man of La Mancha’ is a 1965  Broadway musical  adapted from a  1959 teleplay ‘I, Don Quixote’; this in turn, was  inspired by the 17th-century novel Don Quixote by the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. It is the story…