Indian Religious Journeying Together

It was in May 2022, that I was in a synodal meeting held at the laity center of the Diocese of Berhampur, in the eastern Indian State of Odisha. More than 70 representatives from 26…

Youth and the Synod on Synodality

“This journey, which follows in the wake of the Church’s ‘renewal’ proposed by the Second Vatican Council, is both a gift and a task: by journeying together and reflecting together on the journey that has…

A Synod that Inspires Us to Care and…

The launch of the Synod on Synodality in October 2021, came as a big surprise to many of us! Who would have expected Pope Francis to throw such an extraordinary invitation asking ‘all of the…

Long Live the Jesuit Library!

Recently, while looking for some books in our house library, I was told that all our libraries have been shifted upstairs, and some books have been donated to other libraries in the Province. So, I…

The Ragpicker’s Choice

The first prize winning short story of the competition of common Jesuit Juniorates. [auth] The Sun had already set and the freezing winter made the entire slum shut in and shivering. Men dared to warm…

Are We Giving Up Our Indian Dream?

“Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom”: A cliché has come alive for us in India! What a dream our Founding Mothers and Fathers had for our country at Independence! And we made it almost…

Reimagining Jesuit Higher Education Institutions

Alfred Lord Tennyson in his book, The Passing of Arthur, had rightly said, “The old order changeth, yielding place to new; and God fulfills himself in many ways, lest one good custom shall corrupt the…