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A Revelation & an Acknowledgment

by Castilino  

Today was the first day of the opening session of the Provincial Chapter VIII (PC 8). Though termed as the preparatory session, it all the same is basically the same work. At the end of the day (or as per the time now, quite early the next day!) I… more »

Faith that sustains

by Castilino  

Teaching Philosophy of Religion to the third year students is a real challenge given the fact that most of them (us?) have such a narrow and shallow construct of God and Religion that they end up equating both and worse, that too to lowering the whole… more »

No chairs...

by Castilino  

For the Mission Sunday Mass, the Gospel is that of James and John approaching Jesus for the place on the right and left of Jesus in 'His' Kingdom. As the priest spoke about this at length during his sermon, a thought that distracted me was this. How if… more »

Jesus saves...?

by Castilino  

As per the Gospel of the day, Jesus stretches out to Peter and pulls him out of the sea and saves him from drowning. There is however no mention of Jesus 'saving' those in the boat from drowning... surprising! Well, most of us wait in the boat and… more »

Vow of stability

by Castilino  

Fr Maliekal arrived this morning... as the new Rector of this Seminary. And with him, comes a vast experience and most importantly a volley of phrases and vocabulary... interesting, enriching, reflective and of course, amusing. So here's one of the… more »

Altar Shifted...

by Castilino  

For the past few days the two of us here in the Seminary, due to the absence of any Priests here, have been attending Mass in the Parish Church. Not that there is a big attendance there everyday. All together we are just less than a dozen (including… more »

You be Jesus

by Castilino  

Here's something I read today and couldn't stop laughing since... A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson..… more »

Being shepherds and sheep

by Castilino  

Fr Dominic Savio, in his sermon this morning, speaking on the gospel passage of the Good Shepherd, listed the qualities of a shepherd. Prior to that he was clear in stating that each one of us is a shepherd in his or her own right. Elaborating the… more »

Lives of Saints

by Castilino  

One reason why there is a greater demand for biographies (general) and novels, in comparison to lives of Saints, is that the former includes practically the whole life of the person or event. The latter is an 'edited' version of the good things of the… more »

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