Editorial – June 2019

It’s that time of the year when we tend to be very happy. Happy to be at the beginning again, knowing almost nothing. A new academic year for the Schools, Higher Secondary Schools and the Colleges. To begin something new is always amazing. You have great expectations and so many new chances to excel with new teachers and new friends. Read more

St. Anthony

13th June is dedicated to St. Anthony, a Franciscan Friar, born on 15th August 1195 and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal. He died in Italy on 13th June 1231, at a young age. St. Anthony was known for his powerful preaching, deep knowledge of scriptures and his special devotion to the poor and the sick. Read more


The gift of the Holy Spirit completes the saving mysteries we have been celebrating during this Easter season. Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead to give us life and ascended into heaven taking with Him our humble flesh and blood. Having brought the life of man into the life of God by Ascension, Jesus now brings God’s life to man by sending us the Spirit. Read more

“Come to me…..”

On 28th June ’19, we will celebrate the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For me this feast brings to mind, pictures of Jesus with a Heart burning with Love, surrounded by thorns, with a cross on the top to remind me of what Jesus suffered for my sake. The quiet, steady gaze of Jesus creates a thought in me “I am a sinner. My sins caused that suffering, that pain”. Read more

A leap of Joy

When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, the baby in her womb leaped with joy and both, Elizabeth and her baby were filled with the Holy Spirit. The church commemorates this leap of joy with a feast.
The feast of St. John the Baptist is more popularly known as San Joao (Portuguese). Traditionally men jump into the well or other water bodies. The people then gift fruits and liquors. Read more

Monsoon Illnesses

The thought of the onset of monsoon, stirs up a nostalgic feeling of experiencing the cool weathers again, accompanied by its picturesque greenery, a perfect antidote to the sultry summer. But as we know, “One man’s food is another man’s poison”. So we do understand, that there would be some, who detest the monsoons, especially because, of the monsoon related illnesses. Read more