Collaboration: Our Way of Being and Doing

I am just back from the CONSIGLIO ALLARGATO (CA), the extended consult of Fr General. Incidentally, the theme that we discerned in the CA was collaboration. [auth] Collaboration is an integral part of our Institute.…

Participating in the Public Discourse

Recently the veteran journalist, Mr. John Dayal, made a strange observation, saying that all religious congregations have charisms, and asked if we have a charism for our times, and opined that we need to discern…

Being Close to the Poor

As part of the ongoing reflection on our ministries in the Conference, the February JCSA took up the Social Action Ministry for discernment, came out with specific proposals and initiated a process to prepare guidelines…

Restructuring

I am sure you remember the famous letter of former Fr General, Adolfo Nicolás, ‘Renewal of Province Structures in the Service of Universal Mission’. Do you know that this letter is now ten years old?…

The Four Pillars of Meaning

We have entered the New Year 2022. All of us know that the New Year does not come with a change of a page in the Calendar. It is the result of a discovery of…

Synod and COP 26: Reading Signs of Time

Two historic events are taking place simultaneously on the world stage: the first is the Synod, and the second, the Glasgow ‘COP 26. Both are historic in the sense that all – leaders and commoners…

Wear Glasses, Feel Pulses

Do you know that Gandhiji was attached to three of his material possessions — a pocket watch, a pair of spectacles and a pair of two-strap slippers? Yes, he was. Each one had a special…

Our Common Houses and Works

Common Houses of Formation, Common Apostolic Works… Do they ring a bell? That’s it. They are De Nobili College, Satya Nilayam, Vidyajyoti, ISI, Sadhana … [auth] Well, at times, we forget not only these houses…