Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Now that you are going to be born again at Christmas allow me to give you some advice:
They will put you before a TV screen and fill you up with popcorn and junk food, they will teach you to be competitive, a “person of power and success”; to disregard other children from
And we call you the Lamb of Service…
Some will put a gun into your hands others a stone teaching you to hate your brothers (after all Jews, Christians and Muslims) have the same Father.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
(From a homily given on All Soul's Day)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Then in a sarcastic tone he said. “Don’t you know, friend that it is not the season for apples?”
The snail replied.“True, my dear friend, but it will be, by the time I get there."
And the little snail continued his effort in climbing the tree.
(From the assembly of Dominic Savio High School, Andheri)
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
While we may not pass judgment on the parents, who I am told are busy running two businesses, my concern is for the children. What are they feeling right now and how is this going to affect their relationship with their parents in the future? Lessons aplenty to be learned for all of us - parents, teachers, school authorities and those who care about what is happening in our society today...
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
It’s Lent again! So what, it’s going to be the same thing all over again. I will go to Church on the days required (as if I had a choice) and do a bit of fasting (imposed on me by others) and praying and some almsgiving and soon – real soon it will be Easter (wow!). But wait a minute. Can I make this Lent different? I know it is not going to be different unless I make some effort towards that. What can I do to make it different? Maybe I should just for once open myself to “What God wants to give me”. After all He is giving me all the time and I am deaf and blind to His actions.
So I am going to just begin the process of preparation from now – a few days before Ash Wednesday. Anticipation increases the excitement. Yes together with my friends and community I am going to prepare for a good Lenten Season, knowing that it will culminate in Easter and the beautiful season of Spring. All that I need to do is to desire it and focus on it.
How about beginning each day by the edge of our bed (as we look for our slippers) and asking the Lord for the grace to be open to His action in our lives? And then we could also close the day at the edge of our bed, thanking Him for all that has happened during the day gone by (once again in those few moments it takes to get out of our slippers and into bed). This simple pattern (at the start and end of each day) can stir our hearts to look forward to each day of the Lenten season with anticipation and to allow God to change us gradually and gently.
This Lent could also be a time to practice new patterns; new patterns of prayer, eating, generosity, and of life in general. I could, for instance, start giving more time to God in my daily life – a short time for personal prayer, the daily reading of a few verses from the Bible, attending mass with greater attention. The idea is to start something that is good and continue it even after the ‘penitential’ part of the season is over. In the area of eating – I may be able to think of some dietary habits I have that are doing me more harm than good. I need to discipline myself and this Lent could provide me with the perfect opportunity and the good feeling of being more in control of my eating. In the general tenor of my life, too, I can make many changes. Maybe I spend too much time in one particular activity that is not doing anything good for me. Anything that does not contribute to my general well-being (physical, spiritual, emotional, professional) needs to be seriously questioned and in time changed.
The Lord invites me at Lent to “COME BACK” to Him. This return can be in myriads of ways. All that it takes is the first step – which as all of us know is the hardest. Lent can provide each of us with that impetus to get back on track, to ‘return to the Lord’ and to journey to a better more committed life as a Christian. I will surely ‘rise again’ at Easter, if I have taken the journey seriously. And, what can be better than feeling that I have grabbed a wonderful opportunity to grow and be a better person. Conversely, how sad it will be if I ‘miss out’ once again on a chance to make a new start.
Friday, February 18, 2011
This was shot at Don Bosco School, Matunga and directed by Amit Sharma of Chrome Pictures. Released on January 26, this video is flashed across screens in all the BIG Cinemas, before a film commences.Words are inadequate to express the sentiments this arouses - just go ahead and watch it>>>
“The idea is to urge Indians to rid themselves of prejudices against those who are different from us,” says Bobby Pawar, chief creative officer of the Mudra Group.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A beautiful duet sung by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins - a song of hope that all people will live in peace...We need this more than ever today in a world torn apart by division and violence...
May our prayers be heard and may we work to bring our dreams to fulfillment!!!