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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Family visits: entering the lives of our neighbors

We had found excuses, justifying our way of living in the midst of people yet away from them. Then, we began our new project in September, and every family welcomed us with much joy and spent time in conversation with us.

The Word meets the world at Pauline Books and Media Centers

Every person who walks in brings new experiences and realizations. Youth, consecrated persons, parents, wives, husbands, street vendors — all remind me of the value of a God-centered person's availability.

Q & A with Sr. Rosita Gomes, 88, working with those on India's periphery

"God leads me from one mission to another," says the Franciscan Hospitaller Sister of the Immaculate Conception. That path has included ministry to leprosy patients, drug addicts and prisoners.

House of Charity in Mumbai provides family to those with disabilities

Mumbai, India - With the help of volunteers from Our Lady of Health Parish, Minor Carmelites of Charity sisters manage the Marian House of Charity, which serves 29 residents with mental and physical disabilities in the suburb of Versova. "Our children are abandoned by relatives who found it difficult to take care of them. We give them a home and treat them as part of our family."