Editorial – September 2023

I recollect what a world-famous designer and author suffering from cancer, wrote before her death:” This house, this car, this plane, this furniture, this Bank, this excessive fame and glory, none of these are useful to me -none of this will relax me as there is nothing real, except death. At the end of the day, the most important thing is health.”There is nothing but the truth in these words. We see so many people suffering from fearful diseases day in and day out. We hear people complaining of the pains and aches they go through in their lives, maybe in their homes or in hospitals. In such situations, they are all the time focussed and preoccupied with their health issues not forgetting the financial burdens in settling the medical bills. Read more

Khursavoilo Mog

Aslo hanv lojechi khunna,

Chorank mhojer khillaile,

Kuddir mhoje mon’xancheo kuddi

Mornan mhaka revddailem.


Zal’li mhaka sovoim mornachi

dukham sukun ghelim dolleanchim

‘Mon’xa vaittovem jivit kiteak jieta’

vicharunk utram na suttlim. Read more

Mother’s Day

A famous author once said – ‘God could not be everywhere, so He created mothers.It’s not that the author denied that God is present everywhere, it’s just that he wanted to remind us that we experience God’s presence in a special way because of our mothers.

On the 8th of September, we Catholics celebrate the feast of the Nativity of Mother Mary. This day is traditionally celebrated as Mother’s Day in our parishes. By virtue of divine motherhood, Mary has become mother of us all. What an amazing gift that is. Isn’t it?

Every year on this day I take a pause from my daily routine to thank God for my heavenly mother but also for my earthly mother who has done so much for me. What I am today is due to God’s blessings and human guidance. And in this human guidance my mother is there always leading the way. Read more


Saint Padre Pio is the most popular, fascinating and extraordinary saint of our times. A simple friar, mystic and teacher, he is a living image of Christ’s suffering & Resurrection. He is believed to be God’s way of showing those who ‘must see in order to believe’, that His (God’s) Existence is real. In showing the secret of Mysticism, Padre Pio Said, “There is one thing I desire from you, above everything else – that your normal meditation be if possible, around the Life, Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ”. 

The Life of Padre Pio, a humble and pious Capuchin Priest, is considered to be blessed in mysterious ways. Even as a young boy, there seemed to be something different about him. While other children if his age were playing, Padre Pio spent much of his free time reading the gospel and praying.  Read more

St. Mathew

“Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.”(Mathew 9:9)

Mathew was the son of Alpheus, probably born in Galilee sometime in the 1st century. St. Mathew was one of Jesus’s 12 apostles and also one of the four Evangelists, according to the Bible. 

Mathew authored the first Gospel of the Bible’s New Testament, between 60 and 90, now known as the Gospel of Mathew. 

He was a tax collector before he met Jesus and was known as Levi. After his conversion, Mathew became a faithful disciple of Jesus, traveling with Him and learning from Him. 

When he invited Jesus home for a feast, the Scribes and Pharisees were upset and criticized Jesus for eating with tax collectors and sinners. Jesus answered them by saying, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. (Mark 2:17) Read more

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa was a citizen of the whole world because she genuinely aspired to help people everywhere.  She was a role model of Charity, Compassion, Holiness and Selfless Service. 

Mother Teresa felt that her fight would have to be against poverty, disease and ignorance. She started to serve poor and helpless people. In 1948, Mother Teresa felt compelled to leave the convent. She devoted herself exclusively to working with the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Mother Teresa went regularly with food and medicine and started teaching the slum children. Mother Teresa replaced her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari decorated with a blur line when she started venturing in the slums.  Read more

Avoi – “Saibinn Mai-Echo Rupkar”

Katholik Povitr Sobhent dor vorsa Setembrache 8 tarker ami vhodda dobajean Saibinn mai-chea zolmachi dobajik porob somorombhtanv, Toxench hea disa ami Avoi-anchoi dis monoitanv. St. Augustine Saibinn mai-chea sondhorbhant Oxem mhunnta  “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious Lily of the valley”. Khoreanich Amchi Saibinn mai ek sobit sundor ful koxi. Zoxem eka sobit fulak polletoch amchea mukhamollar hanso yeta toxench Saibinn mai-chem chitr vo imaj polletoch amcher axillem dukh vo chintnacho bhar okosmat unno zata ani  amchea mukhamollacher axillem dukh na zata ani hanso yeta. Amchi Avoi amkam aplea Kusveant 9 mhoine sambalta ani sobit sundor sonvsar polleunk dita tech toren Amchi saibinn Mai amkam soddam aplea asrea khala dovorta. Read more

Wishes to Teachers

Jesus was a teacher. He taught the people lessons which are truly important for our day to day life through parables.  Our parents are our first teachers. In school, teacher’s  role is not just to educate us,  they teach us Good manners, discipline and moral values. Happy  Teachers’Day to all the teachers. 

(Vernon Gomes)

A teacher provides education  and Good values to all students.  They help us in learning new skills. They guide us to make a good future. They shape young minds in order to shape our country.  

(Cloe Grace Dias)

A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and teaches a heart. A good teacher is like a candle: it melts  itself to light the ways of others. A teacher presents the past, reveals the present and creates the future. 

(Lorenz Santimano) Read more

My experience as a Vincentian

When I joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, I pledged that I would work like Christ, by obeying the greatest commandment – “Love God and love your neighbour”. This society is an Organisation of Catholic lay people who practice Christianity by helping those in need. I joined this society more than 20 years ago. When I first joined I did not know much about this society. But over the years, I have been deeply impressed with the work of St. Vincent de Paul conference. Read more