TUGBOATS: A BICENTENARY INITIATIVE (VII ISSUE)

Hi Friends I am very happy to inform you about the Seventh Issue of TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative in view of the bicentenary celebrations. It is a small monthly publication to enhance our preparation for the same. (Click to download Tugboats A Bicentenary Issue – February 2015) You may pass it on to those who would benefit from it.…… Continue reading TUGBOATS: A BICENTENARY INITIATIVE (VII ISSUE)

Boys Made All the Difference in My Life

It was wonderful to spend two days in Hyderabad, for the Practical Trainees meet. The First day was animated by Mr. Leo Fernandez on the topic ‘Being a Religious Today: Changes, Challenges and Choices’ (I shall speak about the content of this session in some of my forth coming posts). The second day was animated…… Continue reading Boys Made All the Difference in My Life

Religious Formation

Holy Father in his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Oct 27, 2014 Monday warned against the harm of “lukewarm” Christianity, calling on faithful instead to be “children of light.” “Holy Father said these Christians do great harm “because their Christian witness is a witness which ultimately disseminates confusion, disseminates a negative…… Continue reading Religious Formation

TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative (III Issue)

Hi Friends I am very happy to inform you about the third Issue of TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative  in view of the bicentenary celebrations. It is a small monthly publication to enhance our preparation for the same. (Click to download Tugboats A Bicentenary Issue – October 2014) You may pass it on to those who would benefit from it.…… Continue reading TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative (III Issue)

Formation for Transformation

It is quite some time that I was reflecting about formation. What and why of formation? The added reason for the same was the next issue of tugboats, which is on the topic Formation leading to transformation, a reality or hypothesis? What is formation? How can we define it? Though I have already received varied…… Continue reading Formation for Transformation

Need for Good Families

Biggest challenge to today’s religious life is that we do not have Good Families. Families which can prayerfully support the candidate for priesthood or religious life The decision to become a priest or a religious do not separate us form our family. Rather we are the members of the family and we feel with it.…… Continue reading Need for Good Families

On Religious Formation

Taken  from: ivocoelho.blogspot.com By Fr. Ivo Coelho Dipping into the Report of Fr Pascual Chavez to GC27, he seems to be saying it all: Formation begins from the moment of selection. Select therefore persons who are proactive [not just ‘good’ people, people ‘who do not disturb’ – such choices are negative: there is nothing against him;…… Continue reading On Religious Formation