Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


Resurrection is the Solemnity of the Great Passover from the old to the new religious understanding that Jesus established through his life and teachings. On this day it would be good to reflect on an episode in the Gospel of John – the conversation between Martha and Jesus. To the lament of Martha at the...

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Dr. Bosco Correya OCD


INTRODUTION A towering contemporary philosopher is being compared here with another towering medieval philosopher. The difference between them is striking. One comes from the Indian context and other from the Western culture. One is an agnostic and other is absolutist\theist. But both go beyond the traditional understandings of the terms. Both struggle confronting the Reality....

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


  When Jesus entered into Jerusalem mounted himself on an ass the common people of Jerusalem welcomed him with praise and laud acclamations. We call this entry into Jerusalem, a triumphant entry. Is it a re-entry of Jesus into Jerusalem after a victory in a war? Or is it a march into Jerusalem to liberate...

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Dr.Augustine Mulloor OCD


In a profession one responds to a subsidiary objective related to a particular aspect of life. In a vocation one responds to the fundamental goal of one’s existence.   Profession depends on the many needs of life such as food, clothing and shelter. Vocation depends on the essential need of life: meaning. Profession is initiated...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


  There was a time when the seminarians were open to the cultural, religious and social life of the people and the culture was not hostile to religion. But the French revolution overturned the traditional life of the Church and it brought about a profound transformation in the life of the clergy. In the face...

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Dr. Rajeev Michael OCD, Clinical Psychologist


The Beatitudes encapsulate the idea of man envisaged in the Gospel, especially the Sermon on the Mount. Within the Judeo-Christian context of the text, the Beatitudes draw the image of Man primarily as a theological perspective, delineating what a human person can become favored by the grace of God. However, the richness of the text...

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Dr. Wilson Srampickal OCD


The formation period has paramount importance in the life of a religious. Consciously involving in the formation programe, identifying various dimensions of challenges and handling them in a mature way, are all part of the process. No money and no energy is a waste when they are invested in the area of formation and ongoing...

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