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Eco-Spirituality and Novitiate Formation

Till the age of twenty one I lived in a village and enjoyed everything rural life in Kerala could provide. Fresh water, clean air, vegetables, fruits, rice and other cereals, coconut oil, milk from cows/goats – all came from our own fields and farms; fish and meat too came from the village. Till class ten I walked an hour to school, and used the bus service during college studies. This closeness and familiarity with Mother Earth has made me what I am. This is true of most of Jesuits in South Asia. We come from villages, and from farming communities.

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The author is the Principal of St. Xavier’s School, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand.