Soldiers of Christ

It was the first day of the parish retreat and as usual the crowd was very thin. One of the members of the retreat team rose early next morning and walked to the Church to pray. He saw a man holding on to the Cross in front of the Church...

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Immaculate Mary

From the beginning of history there is no other topic of controversy that has been discussed as much as the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us recall the words of Simeon during the presentation when Jesus was taken to the temple. “Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his...

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Incorruptible Sanctity

Xavier Castle, near Sangüesa, Navarre is the sacred soil where Francis Xavier, the seed of sanctity was sown on April 7, 1506. He was the co-founder of the Society of Jesus which is engaged in spreading the Gospel of Love all around the world. After the primary education, in pursuit...

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Merciful Christmas Night

A Christmas Tale: Jose’s Sandals is one of the novels written by the world famous novelist Paulo Coelho. It is the story of a young Brazilian boy who lives with his miserly aunt after losing his parents at the age of 7. It was the Christmas eve and all the...

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The abode of Divine Mercy

Renewal Retreat Center (RRC) founded in 1994 for the greater glory of the holy name of Jesus and to spread the message of Gospel in Karnataka, especially in the metro city of Bangalore is all set to commence its Silver Jubilee Celebration. Let this jubilee year be an opportunity for...

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Undying fire Ignited in Spirit

In the book of Kings (1 Kings 19: 1 – 18) we see Prophet Elijah run for his life after queen Jezebel gets to know how he slayed all the prophets of Baal. Prophet Elijah took shelter under a broom tree in the desert. Losing all his hope there he...

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The weapons of the saints

He was the chief of the army of a very successful king. He was very good in planning, strategizing and executing. The king loved and respected him very much. The royal family and the army respected him too. He grew in arrogance and thought that he was the best and...

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HOLINESS, A SPIRITUAL BATTLE

The word ‘Holy’ resonates with the trumpet of wars, because only those who have fought the war can become saints. All of us are standing at the edge of a cliff and waging a war. If we miss our balance, we are sure to fall. It is a tough act...

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Marian Convention

Seeking the heavenly intercession of Mother Mary, The annual ‘Marian Convention’ was conducted on 7,8,9 September in RRC.  Very Rev. Fr Tomy Alumkalkarott CST, the Provincial Superior celebrated the Holy Mass and gave the message. Rev. Fr Joby vellaplackal CST, the Vicar Provincial consecrated the Bible and prayed for the...

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Mary our mother of hope and protection

Mother Mary is the mother of all on earth; she is our protection and comfort. The numbers of people who flock to her are increasing. She brings everyone who approaches her to Christ. We are living in a world where the values of family, love and prayerful life have become...

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