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.
For Mother Thecla Merlo, the Daughters of St. Paul's first mother general, taking up new communication technologies was part of her dream project to spend all her energy on whatever was good for the spread of the Gospel.
"A Pilgrimage of the Heart" in Old Goa includes 17 scenes depicting Francis Xavier, Joseph Vaz and Jesus. Journeying through these scenes helps visitors know their lives and missions on Earth.
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.
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.