Margaret Gonsalves

Margaret Gonsalves belongs to the Sisters For Christian Community, Washington D.C. She is active in church and theological fora. As founder of ANNNI Charitable Trust, she works to empower indigenous girls and women, offering residential programs in English and sustainable development skills in India.

Nature my chapel, poems my psalms

As I enjoyed Kalyani Nagar Joggers Park, there was a wonderful interplay of words of prayer like Rabindranath Tagore's poem and reading from the primordial sacred book called nature.

Dancing in rough seas

When my view of religious life was shaken to the core, a spectacle of dolphins I once witnessed totally altered my perspective and became a great spiritual teacher. 

 

 

Including women: to bray or not to bray

There was a creative way to demonstrate that representatives of the sisters and the laity should be treated as equals and given representation in the decision-making processes on all committees as well as programs held on the diocesan, deanery and parish levels.

Solidarity is the way to religious life

In order to infiltrate the invisible world, we have to live in the present. When our ego moves from the chauffeur's seat to the traveler's seat, we become aware that the universe has a vast conspiracy to drop us at the doorstep of greater good.