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FREEDOM MATTERS

“Oh! My love, I need you, I want you to be with me always, come back, my son,” cried Jose bitterly after reading a letter from his son Ivin. “What was it in the letter that made Jose to cry bitterly? Well, here is the letter; let us read it ourselves and find out why? …

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Agnes: A Channel of Jesuitness

Agnes was born in Albania, but most of her life was spent in India. She was a nun in the Loreto Congregation, but her Master, Jesus, wanted her to start a new congregation to help those people who were struggling to get even a piece of bread. She used to draw spiritual water from the …

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Why don’t we get the mystery hidden in history?

Recently I read an article in the ‘FRONTLINE’ by Meera Nanda, titled Hindutva’s Science Envy. It is about how some powerful organizations have twisted some facts of science/history to suit their purpose. This is not a far-fetched fact. We know it is becoming a common thing now. But how far can we allow this to …

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An Ever Existing Rainbow

Ever existing rainbow,oh, what a wonder! Yes friends, it is true. Here is a bright rainbow at Desur in Belagavi district. It never disappears, but shines with different colours. It is our lovely home XTC, which has turned to 50 years with cherishable memories. XavierTraining College is a home, which is meant for forming young …

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A MIDNIGHT ADVENTURE

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “When a woman is able to walk freely in midnight, then India has achieved complete Independence.” Then are we still not independent? Let’s talk about this. India has made such progress in various fields that it is able to stand high enough to compete with other countries. If it’s so, then, …

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Lost in Hyper-Reality

Having lived in India alone and travelled through many states, I am always wonderstruck at the political, social and cultural changes that take place so rapidly. The influence of the changing scenario has led us to a dramatic change in thinking. I am reminded of a beautiful poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning “Change Upon Change”. …

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FRONTIER MINISTRIES: CALLED TO TREAD THE UNTRODDEN PATH by Fr Jossie D’Mello, SJ

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” Robert Frost. The above words from the well-known poem entitled “The Road not Taken” by the renowned American poet Robert Frost shed light on the theme of Frontier Ministries. “We are too much institutionalized” …

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FEARLESS TO BE FRONTIERLESS by Fr Richard Sequeira, SJ

Though the phrase `frontier ministries’ has gained prominence rather recently, especially after GC 35, the concept itself and its realization is almost as old as the Society itself. Ignatius laid the foundation for it right at the start: while most of the religious orders and congregations had a specific ministry, for the order he founded …

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FRONTIER MINISTRIES by Fr Thomas Quadros, SJ

When Ignatius sent Francis Xavier to the Indies, he spurred him on with “Go and set the world on fire.”  Ignatius had set him afire with God right from his days with Francis in Paris.  That fire had been simmering within Francis only eager to sparkle and kindle other fires.  Right from his embarking in …

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FRONTIERS – THERE YOU BELONG!! by Vishwas Misquith, SJ

Pope Francis has reminded us Jesuits about our option for frontier ministries. “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of Jesuits”. This call to go to the frontier demands us to leave behind our comfort zones, to go to the places where no one wants to go. This is also a …

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