Have you ever thought why when a priest or a religious makes a mistake it carries a lot of discussion and news value? I, a religious personally think it is not because of a negative attitude towards us rather they (people) expected something better and of higher value from us, and we have failed to…… Continue reading People do expect!
The incident was shared during the monthly recollection today Once in a religious congratulations, the superior called onebof the members to inform about his new assignment, reading the appointment letter he was very sad and disturbed for it was to a remote village which was really poor. The member showed his discontent with regard to…… Continue reading Will of God
Poverty can be one of the most misused word in the religious circle today. Often the word stands for lack of quality and denial of opportunities. In the world of inmence possibilities, poverty is not just a denial of money or the lack of spending it rather I feel it is the right and the…… Continue reading Poverty
Young people are looking for something radical like poverty, religious vocation — with its vow of poverty, among other things — fills that need There’s a real counter cultural dimension to this lives.
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)
We are only called to nature a tree; we can never decided for the tree to bear fruit or not. Then the duty of the gardener is only to nature the tree, keeping its individual freedom and the grace of God open for the good of the tree and the nature. However, it quite natural that we…… Continue reading Called to Nature
During the evening prayer an aspirant for priesthood was praying… Dear Lord, In Jh. 15: 16 you tell us ¨You did not choose me, but I chose you¨ Yes, Lord I am convinced of it But somehow my superiors don´t seems to to so Please do tell them also Lord. It is not I but You who…… Continue reading A Prayer
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
Today, we do not find things that are religious rather we are called to make every action of ours religious.
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
Obedience is something to be commanded by virtue of one’s life not demanded by word alone…
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)
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
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
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