Divine Mercy

Over the years, the lives of innumerable people have changed through praying a simple prayer that our Lord gave to St. Faustina in the 1930s. Maria Faustina Kowalska, was a Young nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland, during that time.

In the pages of her diary, we find many spiritual gems of extraordinary revelations she had received from our Lord Jesus Like this one which compels us to trust in Jesus’ endless Mercy

I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners, for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice” (Diary, 1572) Read more

Heart of Mary Mother of Sorrow

Let us contemplate the sorrows of our Mother, Mary, in the light of the Passion of Jesus. According to tradition, the 7 sorrows of Mother Mary are:-

  1. A prophecy of Simeon “A sword will pierce your heart”.
  2. The flight into Egypt.
  3. The loss of Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem.
  4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the way to Calvary.
  5. The Crucifixion of Jesus
  6. Taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross and placing in the arms of Mary.
  7. Burial of Jesus in the Tomb

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PASSION OF CHRIST

He bled and He cried
He was weak and broken
He delivered us, He loves us
Even though He wished that it didn’t happen

He fasted for 40 days
Stayed away from satans temptation
Nothing to eat or drink
He gave us a chance to go straight to Heaven Read more

Vatter Gozal – April 2022

Tadev: Dev boro dis dium Simao Titiv. Tuka hanvem Igorjent Misak pollelolo. Hea Prachit Kall-achea disanim zaitim zannam Misant vantto ghetat tem polloun Borem dista.
Simao: Oi,punn choddxim bhurgim ani tornattim dixtti poddonant. Hem Corona Duens eun, zaiteanim Misak eupachem soddun dilam.
Tadev: Punn Collegint,bazarant vo dusrea suatancher tim vetat, duens fokot Igorjent asta?
Simao: Valor tuka. Tanchem chintop chukichem.Korem mhollear Igorjent Devacho axirvad asta ani ami surokxit urtanv. Hi xikovnn tanchea avoi-bapain tanche motint ghalunk zai
Tadev: Sarkem tujem. Amche Iadnik bhav amkam agro korit asat punn tanchem aikonk thoddim zannam toiar nant. Tuka aichem provochon koxem laglem? Read more

Journeying Together as Companions

The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 2023 aims at analyzing the life and mission of the church with the relevant theme: ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.’ The three dimensions of the theme are interrelated and each enriches and orients the other.

The first Pre-Synodal Meeting of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman in preparation for the XVI Ordinary Synod of Bishops, was held on 18th -19th March 2022. The meeting was held at St. Joseph Vaz Spirituality Renewal Centre, Old Goa. It was a live-in programme which commenced at 8.00 a.m. on 18th March and concluded at 5.30 p.m. on 19th March. The participants included the Local Ordinaries, Diocesan Priests, Men and Women Religious, Migrants, Lay Faithful, Youth, Seminarians, Novices, Children, Differently-abled etc. It was an opportunity for the faithful from different walks of life to come together, to celebrate, to pray, to reflect on the various experiences of the Synodal process in the Archdiocese, to listen to the feedback that had emerged from the Consultation at five levels; to dialogue about the current reality in the Local Church, and to discern the call of the Holy Spirit and the will of God for the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman on the path of Synodality. Read more

Gonvlleacho Sondex – March 2022

Mogall Firgozkaramno,

Chovis voram bhitor dis ani rat asta. Doriak sukti ani bhorti ieta. Jivitant sukh asa ani dukhui asa. Ek dis hanspacho ani ek dis roddpacho. Kednaim bolaiki vo kednaim pidda ieta. Hem sogllem ekdom gorjechem. Hantunt bhitor jivitachi grestkai liploli disun ieta.

Amchim kuxalkaiechim festam, dekhik natalam, novem voros, ganvchim festam, carnaval sogllim somplim. Rokddoch atam Korezmacho vo Prachit kall ailo. Hea kallant zaiteo motiam sarkheo boreo vostu amkam disum. Tantuntlem soglleam poilem ani borem tem mhollear amchench (zonn ekleachem) jivit. Ek lamb ani khol niall zonn ekleachea jivitacher. Hache von vhodd dennem anik nam. Jivita bhaileo soglleo vostu dusreanim kaddun ani chorun vhorunk zata. Punn aplem borem/vaitt jivit konnench vhorunk zainam. Read more

Editorial – March 2022

After the hussle and bussle, the dust has finally settled down. For sometime now, the buzz revolved around only one topic, i.e. ELECTIONS for our Goa Assembly on last Valentine’s day, February 14th.After a lot of debates and scrutiny of all the candidates, all of us have finally made our choice and voted. I am sure many of you were in a dilemma, not to find a suitable candidate of your choice but finally compelled to choose between evils. Many a times, presence of an honest and sincere candidate evokes lukewarm response as people feel, supporting them could lead to helping the worst of the lot due to splitting of votes With so much of party-hopping and switching of affiliation like the chameleons, people were angry and disgusted with the aspiring candidates. Self-interest and greed for money and power was evident to such an extent that several constituencies had candidates in double figures. So many candidates contested as Independents, solely because they were denied party tickets to contest. In spite of dwindling interest and contempt towards the present corrupt politics, a good percentage of voters came out to vote and exercised their democratic right. Hats off to you because in the end even one vote can make a difference. It is said that,”We do not get government by the majority, but we get government by the majority who participate”.The fate of all the candidates is now sealed in the EVM machines and the draw of this Electoral Lottery will be held on 10th March,2022.Hope and pray that the right candidates get elected, in order to give us a clean, fair and efficient, people-friendly Government for the next five years. Read more

“LORD, LET ME SEE AGAIN” (LK 18, 41)

Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho (Lk 18,35-43)

35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth[a] is passing by.” 38 Then he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to Him; and when he came near, He asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me see again.” 42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.” 43 Immediately he regained his sight and followed Him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.

In this gospel passage we see five types of people:

  • The blind beggar.
  • The large crowd.
  • The Onlookers.
  • The Scribes and Pharisees
  • The Apostles

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Avulsed Teeth

Facial injuries often involve the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Sometimes an entire tooth is completely knocked out/ dislodged from its socket, due to accidents, sports or injuries .These avulsed teeth are considered a dental emergency and require immediate treatment. Avulsed permanent teeth may be replanted i.e. returned to the socket. Deciduous / milk teeth are not replanted due to the risk of damaging the developing permanent tooth germ underneath. Dental avulsion is a real dental emergency in which prompt management (within 20-40 minutes of injury) affects the prognosis of the tooth. Read more