Dr. Jacob Palliparambil OCD


Paul experienced God the Father’s abiding presence in his life through his provident love.  Both the Acts of the Apostles and the Writings of Paul record many instances of God’s abiding love in his life as missionary. Born and brought up a Jew, “circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the...

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Dr. Augustine Mulloor OCD


The influence of self-theorists starting from psychoanalytic ego psychologists such as Heinz Hartmann, Anna Freud, Adler, Jung, Horney and Rank  reaching the pure and very leading self-theorists such as Erich Fromm, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Rollo May have initiated a culture that exalts the self. In the words of E. Fromm, “ I shall...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


Pope Francis, in his Encyclical Latter, Laudato sì, said that the contemporary man has not been trained well to discover his innate power. The immense technological development has not been accompanied by a development in human responsibility, values and conscience. “Our freedom fades when it is handed over to the blind unconscious forces of immediate...

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Dr. Jacob Palliparambil OCD


Following the footsteps of the Old Testament’s covenant community and treading the path of Jesus’ Kingdom spiritual vision, Paul envisages Christian communities which are in constant movement towards communion and building up of communion.  In the mind of Paul, Christian is a Spirit soaked person who is intrinsically and dynamically spurred to communion.  Christian communities...

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Dr. John Vazhakoottathil OCD


Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the icon of the culture of contemplation in the Catholic Church. The prophet Elijah is the founder of the contemplative culture on Mount Carmel. Elijah appears in a human situation where the springs of love were dried up due to the hardheartedness of the people who chose a worldly...

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Fr. Antony Thomas Ittikunnath OCD


In his book “A Brief History of Spirituality”, Philip Sheldrake said, “Spirituality implies some kind of vision of the human spirit and of what will assist it to achieve full potential.” The Documentary Movie “I AM” by Tom Shadyac is a spark of light and work of love, which describes the above said definition of...

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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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