Synodal Spirit, lead us on!

Let’s Listen while ‘Journeying Together’: Thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church is in synodal mode. Many ask: What does ‘synod’ mean? Synod comes from two Greek words: ‘syn’ + ‘hodos’, literally ‘with’ + ‘path’…

Johar Stan!

On 6th July 2021, as I blessed the mortal remains and said, “Stan, Rest in Peace”, I asked myself, what do I carry with me? I approached him with a sense of reverence. He inspired…

The Pandemic and the Big Challenges

Are we equal to the tasks? The Pandemic is not primarily about a virus, or a family of mutating deadly viruses. It is fundamentally about us! [auth] The first wave of the Pandemic (2020) wreaked…

IGNATIAN YEAR: A Call to be Partners in…

Does God have a dream for our world?  God certainly has one.  [auth] “Let us work the redemption of the human race.” [SE 107] This statement of the Holy Trinity clearly indicates God’s dream for…

A Century of Patna Jesuit Mission: 1921-2021

Christian mission in Bihar is 400 years old, first begun by Jesuit missionaries in 1620, a short-lived mission, later by Capuchins from 1706-1919. In 1919, Patna Diocese was created and entrusted to the management of…

From Desk-Bound to Deshi Theology

Assessing the South Asian Jesuit Role in Theologizing [auth] Sab-Jannewalla—Hindi, meaning, know-all—is an epithet jokingly used for Jesuits. Overstated though the label be, there’s some truth about Jesuit wisdom in the intellectual arena, theology being…

Go! Set the Web on Fire!

Historians of science regard the 15th and 16th centuries as an age of reason that steered science and art to great heights. It was driven by a vision to create a new world! [auth] Moreover,…