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Not for what he was but what he made of us...

by Castilino  

Not for what he was but what he made of us...
Last night (or I should say, early this morning) after being surprised by the news of Fr Benji passing away, passing on the information to the Province, friends and well-wishers, posting the news on the website and mailing the same to others interested,… more »

Benji is no more!

by Castilino  

The one and only Benji, passed away last night ... Fr Benjamin Puthota, the 7th Provincial of the Salesian Province of Chennai (then Madras, 1976-1982)and the first Provincial of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad (1992-1998) passed away around 22.00… more »

Moving out of 'I, me and mine'

by Castilino  

The community reflection on the theme of return to the young took a very interesting twist this evening when it came to the situation and Salesian involvement at the Province level. We are really proud to say that all - literally, all - our institutions… more »

A living monument to Don Bosco!

by Castilino  

I've always admired Fr John Lens. He has always been someone whom I really looked up to, right since my school days. In fact, when I joined the Salesians and began my study of Don Bosco, I had no difficulty in understanding who and what 'Don Bosco' was… more »

Age, wisdom and history

by Castilino  

It is said that when Don Bosco began his "society" - for he was cautious to name it a 'Congregation' - in 1859 there were only 17 members in it. Fr Alasonatti was the eldest (47). Imagine the age of the councillors?! Just 21 and 24!! Cagliero and… more »

History in bits...

by Castilino  

My reading of the history of the Congregation surprised me with two small instances today: It is said that when Don Bosco died, Vatican thought of fusing the Congregation with another one!! Now given the fact that we were already 768 perpetually… more »

Poverty & inner freedom

by Castilino  

Truly speaking our vow of poverty has more to do with a sense of inner freedom than with money. Either an over-emphasis on the latter (or lack of it) or a total "modern" interpretation of the vow itself, renders religious life meaningless. I have heard… more »

HONEY... HONEY... HONEY...

by chris valentino  

Just trying out how this drop of honey looks, feels and works out at the global level.... honey by any other name would taste just as sweet??? I suppose so... and i have just been ruminating this great produce of nature... how very important it is,… more »

The humane-ness of Ruth

by Castilino  

Among all the stories of the Old Testament in the Bible, the one of Ruth appeals most to me. Reflecting as to why this is so, I realise that the story of Ruth is one of common man. It is a story that tugs at your humanity. Nothing supernatural or… more »

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