Sr. Cyrilla Chakalakal, superior general of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Holy Angels, is the fourth Indian to head the congregation and served as its provincial for 12 years. She is a member of the Satya Shodak, a group of female theologians and grassroots theologians, and the Indian Women Theologians Forum.

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Lessons from street children of Mumbai

I was horrified when I was asked to pose for a picture with my hand around a boy with oozing sores. But the moment I touched him, something snapped within me. My aversion melted away. It was the beginning of 22 years with the street children of Mumbai.