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.
"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.
One morning on my way to the chapel I was stopped by purple button flowers in our drawing room. I expressed surprise at the tiny white blossoms within the flowers: God's creativity never stops. He is creatively creating.
Holy Family Sr. Tessy Kodiyil manages Aswas ("Comfort"), a center that reaches out to accident victims and their families in the Indian state of Kerala, with a mission to bring love and hope to those in pain.
Sacramental blackmail, clergy sexual abuse, clericalism and property disputes are among challenges facing Catholic sisters in India, according to an online panel organized by the Rome-based Voices of Faith.