Book Review:  കാറ്റിനോടൊപ്പം

മിച്ചൽ, മാർഗരറ്റ്. കാറ്റിനോടൊപ്പം. ഡി സി ബുക്സ്. ISBN. 978- 81-264-5 116-6 Book’s Summary: അമേരിക്കൻ ആഭ്യന്തര യുദ്ധത്തിന്റെ  പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ എഴുതപ്പെട്ട സൃഷ്ടി. ഇതൊരു ചരിത്ര നേ വലല്ല, മറിച്ച് സ്കാർലറ്റ്    ഒ ഹാര എന്ന പെൺകുട്ടിയുടെ വൈകാരിക ജീവിത കഥയാണ്. My Views: Margaret Mitchell in the famous book ‘Gone with the Wind’ explores the struggles that Scarlett had to go through to keep…… Continue reading Book Review:  കാറ്റിനോടൊപ്പം

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7) (31st World Youth Day Message)

Dear Young People, We have come to the last stretch of our pilgrimage to Krakow, the place where we will celebrate the 31st World Youth Day next year in the month of July. We are being guided on this long and challenging path by Jesus’ words taken from the Sermon on the Mount. We began…… Continue reading “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7) (31st World Youth Day Message)

Empowering the Future

Don Bosco Boys home, Kollam under the able leadership of Fr Thomas started an year long monthly leadership training for youth of the locality. It is an initiative of the community for the bicentenary birth of Don Bosco. A selected group of youth will be organised and animated for an year in leadership and life…… Continue reading Empowering the Future

Salesians Bring Positive Changes in the Lives of Youth in India

In the end-of-year award ceremony to honour and congratulate people who have dedicated their time and energy for a higher and more inclusive growth in the country, a Salesian organization won the award in the Non-Profit Rural Livelihood category. The awards were given by ICICI Foundation & CNBC TV18 during their Second Inclusive India awards…… Continue reading Salesians Bring Positive Changes in the Lives of Youth in India

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

TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative

As part of bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth, we (Group of Salesians from India) came up with this good idea of bringing forth a sort of short publication (online/pdf format) for private circulation.  So the first issue is out.  Anyone willing to have a glance can shoot off an email to me (manunsdb@yahoo.com).  The title of the…… Continue reading TUGBOATS: A Bicentenary Initiative

Book Review: A New Paradigm for Youth Ministry Today

Arokiaswami Alphonse. A New Paradigm for Youth Ministry Today. Bangalore: SFS, 2011. Xvi+200pp. Price 195.00 ISBN: 978-81-85376-81-3. Source: Library              Arockiaswami Alphonse, MSFS holds a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology and specialization in Youth Ministry and Catechetics. He is known for his retreats and seminars for youth and the seminarians. The work under review is ‘A…… Continue reading Book Review: A New Paradigm for Youth Ministry Today

Why we need to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 14th a memorable day for all the young people who are in love, they find it an apt occasion to express their love and concern to their lovers. To exchange cards and flowers, to be together for some time and so on. What is the real meaning of this celebration? Is it still relevant today? Story…… Continue reading Why we need to Celebrate Valentine’s Day