Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


  In the Acts of the Apostles we hear Paul speaking about two types of baptism: the baptism of John the Baptist and the baptism in the name of Lord Jesus. (Acts 19, 1-8) As Paul clarifies, the baptism of John was an invitation to purify and to prepare the people to wait for the...

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Dr. Jacob Palliparambil OCD


The humanity, the civilization of love, is the community which is soaked with the Holy Spirit. This was foretold by the Prophets and was actualized on the Pentecost. Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel had foretold of a new era when God would make a new covenant with His people. In the messianic days God will put...

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Fr. Antony Thomas Ittikunnath OCD


Introduction Spirituality is a lived experience. And the essence of the spirituality of the desert is that it was not taught but caught; it was a whole way of life. It was not an esoteric doctrine or a predetermined plan of ascetic practices that would be learned or applied. It is important to understand this,...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


Abstract Sociologists in general have asserted that the origin of the faith in the transcendental beings can also be traced back in the dreams and ambitions of every ethnic group for perfection. Each ethnic group superimposed their ideological heights of perfection into a material or immaterial being or an object and began to worship this...

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Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD


Consecrated persons can be and will be active, but they should not be slaves of activism. Today there is a confusion in the mind of many a consecrated person between both. Being a slave of activism has been wrongly identified as being active. One who is all the time engaged in external activities is wrongly...

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