Can we really fall in love with God?

Several people these days, ask, perhaps implicitly, whether it is possible to fall in love with God who is beyond our senses?’ In other words, ‘Is it meaningful to have an intimate relationship with God…

Sri Lanka: Navigating a Rocky Road to Recovery

Sri Lanka, nestled in the cerulean embrace of the Indian Ocean, prepares to celebrate its 76th independence day on 4 February 2024. Yet, the festive air is choked by the lingering stench of its worst…

Lourdes: a byword for healing and hope

Thousands of apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported by Christians across the world, from fourth-century Asia Minor, which is now Turkey, to contemporary California. Of all of these, the most renowned are the visions of Our Lady…

IGNATIUS – THE GOD SEEKER

What moves the Jesuits at their core? The classical answer to this question is: “The Spiritual Exercises” of St Ignatius. But what are they about? What happens in the Spiritual Exercises? The film Ignatius -…

What did COP 28 achieve?

The context: For the past three decades, the discussion on climate change and global warming has taken center stage on the world’s platform. Ever since the 2015 Paris Agreement, limiting global temperature rise to within…

My experiences at the Synod

Jim, thanks for talking to Jivan about your experiences at the Synod. We were happy to hear you were invited by Pope Francis to attend the Synod. How did it begin? [auth] We began with…

His warm smile and kind eyes…

Since I happen to be the President of the Xavier Board of Higher Education, the Vatican Dicastery of Education and Culture invited me to join their conference on ‘Time for Listening”. I was one of…

Democracy Dreams for 2024

It is widely accepted that it was the Greek city-states, particularly Athens, which gave to the world, as early as the 5th Century BC, a political system which is the forerunner of modern-day democracy. [auth]…