What makes the past students our Alumni/ae

The word ‘alumnus’ comes from the Latin root alere meaning ‘to nourish’. Therefore alumnus or alumna literally means nourished or foster son/daughter and alma mater would, therefore, mean the nourishing or foster mother. What produces…

First things first

During my tertianship the one-month experiment at Freedom Foundation - the Rehab centre for HIV patients, drug addicts and alcoholics in Bangalore - a slogan drew my attention: First things first. [auth] In the context…

Interculturality: Springing New Life

About two hundred Jesuits from the South Asian Assistancy gathered in an assembly from 25th-28th April in JDV, Pune. The participants reflected, deliberated and prayed on the theme “Interculturality for Reconciled Life and Mission.” [auth]…

JESUS, the name our Society bears

What bears the name of Jesus must be characteristically marked by love. In the Passion Week, we will commemorate Jesus taking his love “to the very end” (Jn.13.1). We will witness the triumph of love…

#WeToo: The Ecological abuse and Justice

I told the students in the class, “Your grandchildren will ask you ‘Grandpa/ma, what is this thing called rain?’ and you will attempt to explain, ‘Beta, rain is like the shower in our bath but…

Communication: Ministry of all ministries

For us Jesuits communication is not just one among many ministries. It is the ministry of all ministries, for what is a ministry if it does not communicate Christ - the supreme communication to the…