Dr. Varghese Cheriyakadavil OCD


Introduction A well known phrase of St. Augustine is that “late have I loved you, beauty so ancient, so new: late have I loved you. And see: you were within, inside me, and I was outside, and out there I sought you”[1]. It is a marvelous and reviving mystery that, God the Father, God the...

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Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD


An attentive and critical reflection on the way consecrated life is lived today reveals that many consecrated persons are trying to enjoy ”freedom from”  without being clear what is the “freedom for”. Consequently many of them are free for themselves and live selfish lives, enjoying worldliness without being responsible for the actions and attitudes. Thus,...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


In the Book of Ezekiel we read the prophet speaking of a vision that he had about the Temple of Jerusalem in which he makes a reference on the idol of jealousy. (Ez 8, 3) Ezekiel is taken to the temple, and he sees certain things which were occurring there. The temple is faced to...

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Dr. Jacob Palliparambil OCD


The humanity in Christ Jesus is creation of a new civilization. This civilization is a civilization of love.  In the Pauline letters we meet with expressions like new creation and new man. They are the clarion call for a new civilization of love.  Even a casual reader of Paul’s letters is aware that the idea...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


The author of the Book of Genesis, with the help of the religious experience of Abraham, instructs the people of Israel against the practice of human sacrifices of the primitive religious traditions. Experts have identified sixteen texts from the Old Testament which directly or indirectly has a reference to the human sacrifice. (2 Kings, 3,...

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Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD


The major crisis in the society today is the crisis of leadership. The lack of leaders with integral authority is experienced in all realms of society: religious, political and social. The authority has been confused with power to that extent that the interior quality has been replaced with external qualification.  Today everyone aspires to get...

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