Lissy Maruthanakuzhy is a member of the worldwide Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul, founded in Italy by Blessed James Alberione in 1915, and is committed to proclaiming Christ through social communications. She directs a bookshop, Pauline Book & Media Centre, managed by her congregation at Panaji, capital of Goa, a western Indian state. For eight years she was the editor of Pauline Publications in Mumbai. She was a correspondent for South Asian Religious News and Union of Catholic Asian News before becoming a correspondent of Matters India. She also contributes to local periodicals.

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The miracle of the butterfly pea plant

The butterfly pea plant had no complaint when I moved it from place to place. It continued to grow in the sunlight of God's presence. Yes, I had received a message from God, through God's tiny creation.

Sr. Sunitha Ruby in India reaches out to young and old via YouTube

The COVID-19 lockdown in India "compelled me to look for a new way," says Sr. Sunitha Ruby of the Congregation of Carmelite Religious, and she took to YouTube to continue her mission of catechism and counseling.

Families in southern India unpack emotional baggage with the help of sisters

Families in the Archdiocese of Trivandrum in Kerala credit the home visits by nuns from multiple congregations with unknotting their problems and refreshing their Christian life. Nuns who have been part of the program say it has revitalized their vocation.

Annual observance in India spurs happy memories of school and the lasting influence of teachers

"Teachers should be the best minds in the country," Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan once said. Since 1962, India has observed Teachers' Day on Sept. 5, Radhakrishnan's birthday. Story after story about teachers' kindness and commitment highlight the lifelong influence they often have over students. 

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