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"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song"
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My Victory
“I am the Queen of the Holy Rosary. I am the Queen of Victories. The task which has been entrusted to me by the Most Holy Trinity is that of directing the battle and leading to victory the cohort of the children of God who are fighting against the powerful army of the slaves of Satan and of the spirits of evil. ‘I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring; she will crush your head, and you will lie in wait for her heel.’ (Gen 3:15) Each day I am carrying forward this struggle and attaining my victory. My victory takes place in the hearts of all my children who consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and allow themselves to be formed and led by me as little children. I open up these hearts to the purity of love, and in this way I am able to achieve the victory over every form of egoism, of hatred and of violence, and to spread everywhere the sweet perfume of divine charity. My victory is being achieved in the souls who are being assisted by me in fighting against and in conquering every form of sin. The souls of my children, sing with me the perennial Magnificat of perfect glory to the Most Holy Trinity. My victory is being accomplished in the church, which I enlighten with my faith, assist with my presence and comfort with my motherly tenderness. I myself am leading her by the hand, toward her greatest splendor, making of her the greatest light for all the nations of the earth. My victory takes place each day over this poor humanity, which is so sick, and far from God and which has wanted to build a new civilization without Him. I am opening up new roads for its return to the Lord, who awaits it with the love of a Father. My complete victory will come about with the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the world. Then the miracle of divine mercy, in the power of the Holy Spirit, will renew the face of the earth, and it will again become a fragrant and precious garden in which the most Holy Trinity will be pleased to be reflected and will receive from the whole created universe Its greatest glory.” PRAYER “O Most holy Queen of the Rosary and Queen of Victories, we, your children, earnestly pray that your victory may take place in the hearts of all your children, in the Church, and over the poor and sick humanity, leading to the final and complete victory of your Immaculate Heart in the world. Amen.
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THEOCRACY
“Theocracy” is not so prominent a word as to interfere in the ponderings of man. It is a system of administaration which is humanly impossible but divinely possible. When I came to hear about it, I felt that it was the realisation of a dream that I have been keeping in my mind’s innermost. My first hearing about Theocracy was when my son, studying in the 4th standard, was reading about it aloud. I was convinced that only God could create peace on this earth that had lost peace and fraternity. For that to happen, God’s direct rule has to be established on earth. That is Theocracy. Theocracy is a form of government in which God or deity is recognised as the supreme civil ruler. In a pure theocracy the civil ruler is believed to have a direct personal connection with God. For example, prophet Moses. In several countries in the past, theocracy model administration had been established. Kings and religious leaders were there who ruled nations, claiming themselves to be the representatives of God. But they all proved to be mere human and worldly and thus deteriorated. But in a real theocracy, God’s will is done on earth through his representative, as it happened with Moses. Moses, Joshua,Elija, Samuel et al had served the Lord without any fault. But the kings and rulers that succeeded them, although ruled in God’s name, committed sin and acted against the will of God. Several countries were formed after Christ’s time and several of their rulers proclaimed themselves to be representatives of God, but they had no relationship, whatsoever, with God. In a real theocracy
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there will be direct intervention of God and He will be ruling the people. I am greatly grieved thinking of the state of affairs of Kerala, the place where I live in. As days pass by the establishments and systems of this land are falling from bad to worse. Some sort of a devilish culture that devalues moral values and basic human existence, a culture that hastens to destroy anybody in most despicable and atrocious manner, is enslaving the rulers and politicians, local chieftains, the printing and elctronic media alike. Rulers and politicians are found to be at the helm in any community and they wield power and influence over anybody. The influence of the fruits that they yield is very powerful. The ministers who rule the country, political leaders who lead popular uprisings, civil service officers from the chief secretary to the peon in the village office, who exercise power over the people, the police - all of them are capable of building up a society for good or bad. Their nobility, their family status, their good behaviour and culture build up a good community and the evils they produce devastate a community. Kerala is known as God’s own country. In what sense ? It was a propaganda by the tourism department to attract tourists and foreigners. Actually it was a great man’s remark about Kerala. The reason behind it was the natural beauty and topography of this land. Indeed, Kerala is God’s own country, especially when you think of it in the spiritual level. This is the land wherein were imprinted the footsteps of St.Thomas, the disciple and apostle of Jesus Chirst. The word of God was proclaimed in this land through St.Thomas. Christianity has an ancestory of two thousand years in this land. The diocese of Pala which ranked as the one with the highest number of vocations in the world, is in Kerala. The highest number of evangelists (preachers of the word) in the world was from Kerala. Also it was in this little land of Kerala wherein we had the highest number of retreat preachers and retreat centres. It was the believers of Kerala whom God selected and delegated to preach the good news to the whole world. The retreat houses of Divine and Potta were centres appointed by God to preach the good news to the whole world. What else or more is needed for Kerala to be known as God’s own country ? But let the truth be discerned that this own country of God is now in the hands of satan. As per a survey published by the Central Govt, the highest number of crimes are committed in Kerala. It is Kerala that has the highest number of alcoholics. Kerala ranks
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topmost in the number of mental patients. This land can also boast of having the highest number of divorce cases. Is this God’s own country ? Satan has interfered in the affairs of God’s own country. What goes on today in this land is the devil’s rule. Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” (Jn 10:10). The thief is satan. What he steals is not anything of this world. He steals the children of God. He makes them commit sin and enslaves them. He kills them spiritually, mentally, physically and materially. He destroys them - through sin he destroys the soul, the body, the mind, family relationships, wealth and life itself. The years from 1990 to 2000 were marked as the evangelisation decade. Through their preaching and healing ministries the priests at Divine and other Charismatic leaders had actually shaken the whole of Kerala. The word of God was proclaimed throughout the land. Many repented, many were healed, many signs and wonders happened. A great leap forward was made in everyone’s life of faith. The period of evangelisation came to an end by the year 2000. The seed of the word of God that was sown during the evangelization decade had just started to sprout and grow in people’s hearts; but by that time the decade of evagelization came to an end. The sprouts had to be again supplied with water, manure and light for their growth. Word of God is living water, it is life, it is light. People had to get the word again but it was stopped. Rebukes and restraints fell upon charismatic prayers. When powers of human restraints fell upon the Spirit of God, Holy Spirit became helpless. The anointment that descended upon the people was blocked, unable to move to the next step. God was denied the freedom of operation. The consequence? The sown seeds of the word became shrivelled without growth, got scorched and parched,faded and withered. If the wind of God’s power had been permitted to be blown powerfully the whole community would have been roused. Great transformation would have happened in individuals. Families would have been sanctified. It would have created changes in the whole community. Because, it was the time when God was sending His Holy Spirit for the whole world. It was also the fulfillment of what the Holy Spirit had spoken through St.Peter on the day of Pentecost, “This is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your
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sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams”(Acts 2:16,17). What God had actually spoken was “Then afterwards I will pour out my spirit on all flesh” (Joel 2:28). But the Holy Spirit reveals that what Joel meant by “then afterwards” was about the last days. The pentecost experience happened at the beginning of the last days/end days. Two thousand years passed by. We are now living in the end time days or even end time moments. It was in the last days of the end-time period that the works of the Holy Spirit commenced again in the form of the Charismatic renewal. Where is that Holy Spirit now who had descended very powerfully by the end of the 1990-s ?. God had selected the Church in Kerala as a new Israel. The Church in Kerala had the responsibility to evangelise the whole world. What I mean by ‘Church in Kerala’ is inclusive of the three rites. Could the Kerala Church bring to fruition the plan of God ? Think of it in all sincerety. God has a plan about everybody and about everything. His plans have their own fixed times. The Charismatic renewal was God’s plan at God’s time. Everyone should discern how much one could co-operate with it. This is not any accusation. I would say along with the Holy Spirit who dwells in me, that God became helpless because man failed to co-operate with God in fulfilling God’s plans at the fixed times. The Church is Christ’s body. It is through the Church that God desires to fulfill his palns on this earth. When objections were raised from the Lord’s own Church, the Lord became helpless. He will not enforce anything upon anybody. If man is willing to co-operate God will implement his plans through men. If man doesn’t co-operate God turns helpless. When the wind of the Holy Spirit ceased Satan found it as an opportunity. He again led man into sin, disgust and disasters. Prayers lost power and sacramental life lost relevance. Families became disrupted, suicides increased and divorce cases multiplied. Not only that. When divine power became inactive, devil’s power became active. Violence in

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the society increased, so also did murders, including political murders. Adultery, homosexuality and like evils spread rapidly. People became slaves to all sorts of injustice. Having lost all love, people are behaving like wild wolves. T.V channels and the press have all become media for revenge and scandal. Political leaders have lost sanity. Officers of civil administration have become hard-hearted. Bribery has to be depended upon for everything and anything. It was the deterioration of a people who had no fear of God, no thought about God and no love of God. Mental patients and mental hospitals multiplied. Family disruptions are at their peak. Alcoholics turn devilish. Future generations are dragged into disastrous consequences. Is there any remedy ? Solely one remedy:: man should change his mind. It is difficult to happen. Because, Satan’s influence upon man is so powerfull. The one and only method to wipe away this satanic influence is to bring about God’s rule in man. The God who ruled the people in former days through His prophets like Moses, Elijah and David - He is still living and powerful. God’s reign should come upon the people. He is just and merciful, proclaiming just judgements and leading mercifully. He is love and light - leading with love and showing the lighted path. In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus prayed, “Thy kingdom come”. Yes, God’s kingdom has to come upon this earth. The reign of sin and satan has to be put to an end. The kingdom of God has to be established in every human heart. O Lord God, who ruled Israel and Egypt through Moses, do come with haste to rule over the whole world. Let there be peace, prosperity and blessings on this earth. Let the mighty hand of the Holy Spirit be revealed upon the whole world. Let every knee bend at the name of Jesus. Make haste, O Lord, to come. Theocracy is a rule now out of vogue and rejected by men; yet I pray that for this world to be saved true theocracy may come to be established. Tom Zacharia, Chief Editor.
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My Own Holy Spirit
Tom Zacharia It was 19th May, the festival of the Pentecost. Delighted at the thought that God has sent His Holy Spirit to the whole world, I thanked God. With a heart full of love and thankfulness, I told the Holy Spirit who dwells in me that I loved Him. I told Him, “I love you”. I remembered the Holy Spirit coming into my life 25 years ago. He transformed me, empowered me, made me a new creation and took me as His own. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God” (Rom 8:14). The Holy Spirit who dwells in me came into my life, sanctified me, transformed me, tutored and trained me as a child of God. It was the same Holy Spirit who gave deep convictions about sin. He trained me to discern the ways in which the devil comes into one’s life through sin. He taught me how to resist and defeat sin and the devil. “O my Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit given to me, I praise you. I thank you Holy Spirit”. Holy Spirit was the one who taught me how to pray. When I was an infant the Holy Spirit came into me through baptism and made his abode of my body.
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When I was thirty three he descended into me like a powerful warrior, like a hero of many wars, as a most efficient teacher. He made me his own. First of all he taught me how to pray. Sparing not even a single second for mundane things I longed to be with the Lord and to be always praying with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He prodded me on to be in prayers for hours on end. If I was not in prayers some sort of dread overpowered me. Whenever I prayed great power was filled in me. The Holy Scripture testifies that Jesus selected his apostles to be with Him. “And He appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with Him, and to be sent out to proclaim message and to have authority to cast out demons” (Mark 3:14,15). One comes to be with Jesus through his personal prayers. To be with Jesus always was a training that Holy Spirit gave me. To spend so many hours with Jesus is indeed a great blessing. Secondly, Holy Spirit helped me grow in my love for the Holy Mother and to pray to her. In fact it was the Holy Mother who led me to Jesus. My knowledge about the Mother however was limited to just a few prayers. But it was after the Holy Spirit came into me that I began to love the Holy Mother. Even when I had prayed for hours, I felt some sort of emptiness in my mind and my mind was not contented. I was given the vision of Holy Mary and had that inner urge that prompted me to pray to her. How? And what am I to pray? Chant three Hail Marys. The very next moment I used to experience
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the power of the Holy Spirit descending like a torrent with all its purity. This has occurred several times in my life. The Holy Spirit almost compelled me to pray to Mother Mary. He transformed it as Holy Rosary in me. Even today I can experience the Holy Spirit through Rosary prayers only. Halleluja. Thirdly the Holy Spirit taught me to repose trust in God always whatever purpose it be. The Holy Spirit taught me, not to rely on humans but on God alone when confronted with problems. When I was targetted from all sides and was opposed and insulted I did not rely on politicians, police, courts of justice or graft because of the grace of the Holy Spirit. He taught me “ Do not turn left or right. Do not rely on man. Lift your eyes above, the Lord will help you”. This has been my experience yesterday and today. When I trusted in God, I had experienced many a time of Him descending down to mete out justice for me. In 1994 there was a dispute regarding a plot of land I bought at Chinnakkanal in Idukki district. A certain person claiming to be a scheduled caste man gave a complaint to the then Chief Minister Mr. Karunakaran. His complaint was that I had fraudulently taken possession of his land. The village officer Mr. Mathew prepared a report against me. When I came to his office the village officer was not ready even to listen to me. He told me that the land will be divested from me. I told him that he was in that chair not to be partisan and fall to political infulences, but to do justice. He wanted to humiliate me. I told him “If you do not mete out justice for me, the living

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God will do justice for me”. He said sarcastically, “Go and have it from your God’’. I praised the Lord and went out. Within half an hour he fell unconscious on his chair. He was hospitalised and was on bed for two weeks. In between arrived a punishment transfer. He was transfered by the District Collector for some other pending enquires against him. Before he could rejoin the office his reliever had taken charge of the office. He could not do anything against me. I did not go in search of any political leader. I did not give any bribe nor did I get anyone’s recommendation. I trusted in the Lord. I reposed my whole trust in the Lord. God descended and did the miracle. It was my Holy Spirit who dwelled in me who taught me to rely on the Lord in every situation. Many believe that God is there. They also accept that He is mighty. When problems do arise thay pray to God first. Quite often there is no answer. They feel that God does not intervene. Prayers stop at this stage. They turn left or right for help. They turn to politicians, police and the judiciary. I shall recite an event which helps you understand how the Holy Spirit intervened in a problem in my life. I was to go to meet a lawyer for getting my rights over a plot of 21/2 acres which actually belonged to me. In the morning while in prayer, I told the Lord, “the land is mine. I have no other way to reclaim my land except by moving a court of law. I have to meet my lawyer. Is it pleasing to you?’’.
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My Spirit was at once awakened. It was like the Holy Spirit saying to my soul: 'If you go for litigation against your brother I will not ever be with you'. It was a powerful experience from within. I did not want to lose the Lord. Not only did I not go for any litigation with him but actually I got reconciled with him. The land was given to him. Within a few months the Lord blessed me. I bought a 41/2 acre plot near my farm at Sooryanelli. It happened in 1995. The land I parted with was in Kottayam District. At today’s market rate it may fetch fifty lakhs rupees whereas my 41/2 acre plot at Sooryanelli can fetch 4.5 crores. God tests our faithfulness. When temptations/problems do arise trust in God and overcome the same which will then become a blessing. Otherwise it may be calamitous. It may remain a problem sans solutions. “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Chirst’s sufferings, so that

you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you’’ (1 Pet 4:12-14). I became aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit within me after my first charismatic retreat in 1988. In my experiences of daily life the Holy Spirit was working within me and leading me very powerfully though I did not know that those were the works of the Holy Spirit.I thought it was all the works of Jesus. This discernment I could not obtain as I had not developed an enduring personal relationship with the Holy spirit. I did not know that the visions and revelations that I experienced were happening under the power of the Holy spirit. The days when my beloved the Holy Spirit came into me were like a honeymoon. He was there at my call. Even when I did not request, his presence was there and he walked with me. He touched me, caressed me and filled my heart with love. These were all daily experiences. If ever there was any pain or anguish or any confusion I used to

TESTIMONY
“Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds” (Ps 26:7) My name is Rosily Thomas, and I am testifying for my daughter’s child. He was not walking even after the age of two. We wished to participate in the service at Suryanelli on 15th August 2012, but could not. On that day I prayed the Rosary for this child from morning to evening, uniting ourselves in spirit with Tom brother and Catherine sister. Without much delay the child started to walk. Now he studies in the L.K.G. We thank Holy Mary who heard our prayers. Ave Maria. Rosily Thomas, Cannoore, Kerala.
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guided me. Now I thank the Lord. Oh my Lord who cam into my life twenty five years ago, and made me your own through the Holy Spirit, how good you are! If today I preach the word of the Lord without any doubt and with full conviction, it is because it was taught by the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who taught me about the salvation of the dead, sanctification of the individuals and the Church, glorification of Holy Mary, and about the works of the devil and unclean spirits. He solidified those convictions like rock in my innards. The Lord is infallible. He can never go wrong. The things that he taught also cannot be wrong. Amen. Who am I ? What is my calling ?

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go to the Lord. I will shut myself inside the room, lock from inside and with closed eyes stand in front of Him. The Lord then will give me an urge to take the Bible in my hands. Holding the Bible in my hand I will pray to Lord “Talk to me Lord”. On such occasions I have seen rays of light descending from the heavens. When it nears and is on my Bible I will open the Bible. I will rub my right hand forefinger at the spot in the Bible where the ray touches. I will then read the verse there which will be the answer from the heavenly Father for my queries. I had no counsellors, no elders or pastors in those days of infancy in my spiritual life. There were no prayer followships. All my answers were from the Lord. He helped me, taught me, trained me and
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“On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul” (Ps 138:3) My name is Catherine Louise and I am now doing my higher studies in Geology in the state of Uttarakhand. Our family has been blessed abundantly through Holy Mother since our participation in the Spirit in Jesus retreat. Myself and my sister Caroline Louise had applied to write the UGC NET exam. The exam was held in December 2012. We had promised that if both of us pass the exam we would visit and pray at the Grotto at Suryanelli on three Wednesdays. In the NET exam. Mother Mary blessed me with the 26th rank and Caroline with the 36th rank at the national level. A thousand thanks to Mother Mary. Ave Maria. Catherine Louise, Idukki, Kerala.

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What is my mission ? I understand all those things perfectly clear today. When the outside world humiliates me and throws mud on my good repute I look to the one who called me. I have to fulfill my calling. I have to finish my race. There are no material interests or desires. In the initial stages of my spiritual life, once I was praying in the company of my brother-in-law. An yellow beam of light fell upon me. It descended through my head into my mind and my whole body. Later I could understand that it was the love of God the Father. “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us” (Rom 5:5). “God is love” (1 John 4:8). That love is poured into us through the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit always proceeds from God the Father. The Holy Spirit who proceeds from God the Father enters into His spirit who resides in us and strengthens the spirit. When this empowerment happens to the Holy Spirit who resides in me, my own soul gets

strengthened and my mind, heart, members of the body and my body as a whole are strengthened. Halelluja! This process has to be continued regularly. Only through one’s personal prayers, this can happen. Before the advent of the Holy Spirit into my life afresh, I was a man of the flesh, a worldly man. I was not born of the Lord and of the Holy Spirit. I could not love anybody. I had detest and anger towards everyone. I was angry and in despair. I was irritated and quarrelsome. But it was the great mercy of the Lord that He filled me with His holy love. Now I can love everyone and forgive everyone. The Lord has taught me how. God has given me a heart to suffer anything and to love everybody.

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“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! ” (Ps 27:14) My name is Mary. It is only two years since I have been brought into the Spirit in Jesus fellowship through a retreat. My son went to Suryanelli and prayed there and on the 8th day he received his Visa and got employed abroad. Jesus also helped us to purchase a good plot of land and build a beautiful house. The blessings we received through Spirit in Jesus were very many. A thousand thanks to Jesus for all the blessings. Praise you Jesus, adore you Jesus, Ave Maria. Mary, Cannoore, Kerala.
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they will be made holy who observe holy things in holiness” (Wisdom 6:10). The Holy Spirit has given me the desire to do holy things in holiness and to live a holy life. I have resolved that I will never again grieve the Holy Spirit who loved and lived in me. Even when I was a sinner, He did not forsake me; He kept vigil for my return. I want the Holy Spirit who loved and redeemed me. I want to love Him. Never will I grieve Him again. That is my resolve and firm decision. Halelluja.

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“I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you” (Ps 22:22) I am Laiju from Kozhikode, Kerala. I had participated in the Spirit in Jesus retreat at Thrissur in the year 2009. In that retreat I received the anointment of the Holy Spirit. I was blessed with the grace to pray the Rosary and to comprehend the word of God in depth. Whatever I ask to Mother Mary, she grants. In 2010, my son Algreat faced a sudden attack of his body swelling, his blood count increasing and some sort of complaint in the liver. We called Tom brother and Marian Koodaram for help. Before reaching the Medical college all the complaints were miraculously cured. Hallelujha! During the retreat in May 2012 also I received the mighty anointment of the Holy Spirit. When we were searching for 10 cents of land to build a house, God blessed us with 21/2 acres of land. Glory to you Jesus and thank you. Laiju Thankachan, Kozhikode

I could not discern the Holy Spirit who had come into me through the Holy Baptism during the first thirty three years of my life. Not only that I could not love the Holy Spirit, I grieved Him by my sins all the time. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?” (1 Cor 6:19). I do not remember having ever heard this question in the first thirty three years of my life. My body was my own. I never had known that it belonged to the Holy Spirit. But today I know for certain that my body is not my own. It is the holy abode of the Holy Spirit. I have no right to do anything unclean. “For
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SAINT OF THE MONTH

Empress (c. 250-c.330)

St. Helena

St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, is said to have been of humble Asian origin, an inn keeper in Bithynia, when Constantius Chlorus, then only an army officer, married her. However, 21 years later, upon becoming Emperor of the West, he divorced her for political reasons but Constantine, their only son, remained faithful and devoted to his mother and, once he ascended the throne, had imperial honours conferred on her. After her son’s victory over Maxentius in 313, Helena, too, became a Christian, and a model and fervent one at that, her munificent liberality and her influence as Empress greatly favouring the spread of the faith. After causing the erection of numerous churches in Europe, she undertook, at 75, and expiatory journey to the Holy Land, and there erected a church near the grotto of the Nativity in Bethelehem and another on the Mount of the Ascension near Jerusalem. Credited with the discovery of the “true cross”, she turned her palace in Rome into the Church of Santa Cruce in Gerusalemme, where, to this day, are enshrined a fragment of the True Cross and Pilate’s inscription. St. Helena is considered the Patron of dyers and of needle and nail makers.

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Once there was a king who planned to build a hospital for the patients in his kingdom as he was very concerned about their welfare and happiness. For collecting the money needed, the king invited donations from those who were generous. But the response was very meagre. The wise king then made a proclamation: he intends to build a very big and beautiful hospital; it requires charity from many; the hospital will be known in the names of those who donate the highest amounts. Within a short time, a huge amount could be collected. On completion, the inauguration was performed in the presence of a great multitude. Among them were also those who had donated in excess of their capacity. Anxiously awaiting, each of them hoped for sure that the name at the top of that great structure would be of none other than his. What the crowd witnessed on opening was an inscription: “This instituation is

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built with the vain glory of many in this kingdom’’, artistically written on black granite in white letters, putting to shame those who yearned for fame and glory ! I was reminded of this story, which I had read in my younger days, while thinking about the Kingdom of God. Though kings and kingdoms have changed, the knowledge about the Kingdom of God has made little change in human hearts. The word of God speaks “For if the eagerness is there, the gift

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O GROW HIGH
Thressiamma A.D is acceptable according to what one has; not according to what one does not have”(2 Cor 8:12). Again in 2 Cor 9:7 it is said, “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”. God has endowed each individual with a variety of capacities, intelligence, health and wealth; some with extraordinary powers to rise to the occassion. But all these are only the gifts of God. Really praiseworthy are the acts of those who have been awarded for their
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life-saving deeds, of still others who displayed courage regardless of their own lives. Great indeed is the service of those engaged in various sorts of social services like doctors, nurses, police personnel, teachers. What is the motive behind their activities ? Once an S.I of police was informed of a drunken man who was attempting to kill his wife at home. The S.I. reached the home with some policemen and tried to enter the house to save the wife who was facing death. Suddenly he was attacked with a chopper and when its was blocked he lost two of his fingers. Even at the loss of the fingers that officer could thank God for saving his life, as well as the life of that woman. A relative of mine working as male nurse in Muscat once showed me a merit certificate and said it was merited with his sincere service in the ICU in a neardeath case of accident. The authorities were much pleased with his service and honoured

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him with that certificate. Actually he had not worked intending for an honour but because of his love and mercy towards the suffering. God occassioned it for saving a life. Word of God says, “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (1 Pet 4:10). “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus” (Phili 2:3-5). It is the motive behind every act that God takes into account. I have the example of a priest whose life and deeds I could understand factually. He spoke very little, he would understand the needs and pains of otherrs and would do as much help as pos-

sible with him, wished to be little known and led a very simple life. He is still a helping hand to many poor. “ My child, honour yourself with humility” (Sir 10:28). “Do not exalt yourself when you are honoured” (Sir 11:4). Those who act with the sole motive that the Lord should be glorified do not care for the praise nor waver at the opposition by others. Blessed Mariam Theresa of Thirssur, at the direction of the Lord, visited many homes and did services, prayed for the conversion of many sinners and suffered for the salvation of the souls of the dead. When she was mocked at by others, she did not run away from her services but accepted everything with humility, keeping herself faithful to the one who called her. When we neglect to do the good that we are capable of doing, fearing humiliation or loss

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of good name, are we not distancing ourselves from God actually ? When we dare to perform the good that fall within our reach, how much helpful it would be for their recipients. Sirach 3:17 speaks, “my child, perform your tasks with humility,” and Sirach 5:1-3 speaks, “Do not rely on your wealth,

or say, ‘I have enough’ Do not follow your inclination and strength in pursuing the desires of your heart. Do not say, ‘Who can have power over me?’ for the Lord will surely punish you”. ‘I am the head of this house: my wife and children should stand bowheaded before me’ -- not uncommon are

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“Wondrously show your steadfast love, O saviour of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand” (Ps 17:7) My name is Tess Jose, residing at Banglore. By the grace of God, we could participate in the Silver Jubilee Convention of Spirit in Jesus at Thrissur in May 2013. The convention was really a blessing for us. I had obtained the driving licence months back but was frightened at the very thought of actual driving. I had prayed at Suryanelli for getting freed from this fright. I listened to the Jubilee Convention C.D.again and again, especially the talk by Tom brother about David. On the school opening day I had no other choice but to drive the car to bring my children home. I listened to the talk and prayed and I could feel the infilling of courage and strength into me. From that day onwards I drive the car. Praise the Lord. My daughter Dona was not courageous enough to ride a bicycle. All her friends learned to ride but she could not and they were rediculing her and she was sad. After returning from the Jubilee Convention she one day took the cycle and suddenly set on riding it. It brought much confidence and joy into her. Praise the Lord.! Two years back our son Johns Jim used to suffer from fever and expectoration and vomiting. When homeo medicines proved useless we consulted a paediatrician. The doctor diagnosed it was asthma and prescribed medicines and two sorts of inhalers for two years without fail. He also said it was hereditary and medicines would need to be taken throughout life at various doses. But we did not take those medicines; instead we trusted in God and continued with homeo. The child’s illness only enhanced. By the grace of God, a brother from the Spirit in Jesus ministry happened to visit our home and pray for the boy. He was miraculouly healed. Then came the Rosary rally at Suryanelli in October 2011 in which we also prepared to take part. The boy was struck with fever. Yet we proceeded to Suryanelli and participated in the Rosay rally. Rain and cold enhanced his illness, forcing us to return on the next day itself. On our way to Banglore the boy suddenly came to be cured. Now it is two years without any medicine. Praise the Lord. Ave Maria. Tess Jose, Carmelaram, Banglore.
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the heads of families who endorse such thoughts. Once I happened to visit the house of a man running a reputed institute. He received the guests and talked a lot disclosing the magnitude of his wealth. When my eyes were looking for the lady of the house, I could glimpse a woman watching the visitors through a little partition in the dining hall curtain. I could later come to know that she had no freedom to come to the midst of visitors or engage them. “Do not be like a lion in your home” warns the word of God in Sirach 4:30. There are still others who desire to be praised and specially loved by others for putting to use their God-given talents. They would be too willing to bear any amount of sacrifices before those who praise

and exalt them. But when the desire of their hearts is not satisfied their deeds also cease. Not only that, if any fault is pointed out or when a correction is required they would be totally unwilling to oblige or to obey. Such attitudes become manifested even in spiritual realms. God desires that He be exalted and glorified through every act of man, and its foundation is humility. “My child, honour yourself with humility, and give yourself the esteem you deserve’’ says the word of God (Sir 10:28). Periods of suffering are often occassions for testing the worth of our humility. The word tells, ‘The furnace tests the hardening of steel” (Sir 31:28). Jesus has taught that one has to empty himself if he desires to make Jesus his own and live as a Christian. Several pleasing things in life may require to be discarded. When David was fleeing from Absalom his son, Shimei, a relative of Saul came out cursing him. Then Abisha, a bodyguard of David, said , “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the King? Let me go over and take off his head.” But the king said, Let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord has bidden him. It may be that the Lord will look on my distress, and the Lord will repay me with good for this cursing of me today” (2 Sam 16:2-12). In chapter 3 of Deuteronomy we read that Moses was not allowed to enter Cannan but was allowed only to view it from the top of Pisgah because the Lord was angry with him on account of the people of Israel. Moses was dear to God, and he had led the people for forty years and had seen God face to face. But Moses did not complain nor put forth any claims. What will be our case if we are

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“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him” (Ps 34:8) My name is May Mathew. I participated in the Silver Jubilee Convention of Spirit in Jesus at Thrissur in May 2013. There was allergy on my leg and pus was flowing from the opening. On the first day when Tom brother prayed for healing I also prayed for healing. On the next day the wound was found to be healed. There was only a little scar left. During the past several months I was suffering from infection of the lungs and fever, occuring frequently. During the convention, the Lord delivered me from all these infirmities. I thank you, praise you Jesus. May Mathew, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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to lose our place and stand in life, be isolated and insulted? Would it be some attempts to glorify God through some external rituals ? Mathew 11:11 speaks, “Among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist.” It was a testimony by Jesus himself. But, What John the Baptist said was that he was not worthy to carry the sandals of the one who was coming after him. “ He must increase, but, I must decrease” (Jn 3: 30) I Peter 2:16 speaks, “ As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil”. The grace of God enters us through inner purification, following which the acts of the Holy Spirit become more powerful. Through the formation of a sublime inner personality we grow
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more spiritual. For this spiritual growth it is inevitable that the status and gains in this world are given up as worthless and leftovers. He who is not concerned about worldly gains will not be worried at their loss. On the contrary, when we offer them for the glory of God, He will transform them all for our blessing. Let all our deeds be marked with humility, as it is God alone who can lift up and bring down. Let not our acts be like those of the vainglorious donors mentioned at the beginning of this article. Holy Virgin Mary who was full of grace surrendered herself for the plans of God saying ‘behold the handmaid of the Lord’. As her children, let us attempt to grow in humility, to grow low before the eyes of this world and great in spirit. Hallelujah !

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My Strength and My Weapon
Baby Jose Years back, when I was a member in the Sodality (now CLC), a group specially consecrated to Holy Mother, we used to recite a prayer which is still afresh in my memory. “I surrender my hands to Jesus for him to work in this world; I surrender my legs to Jesus for him to walk in this world; I surrender my heart to Jesus for him to love my fellow beings”. What is the substance of this prayer ? I must transform to be another Jesus Christ in this world. It will come true only when we imbibe in us the power of the
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Spirit who dwelt in Him and the holiness of His body as well. During retreats and prayer fellowships we are getting stronger again and again by receiving the Spirit in Jesus annointment. On all such occassions you know that the Holy and Almighty one has annointed you (1 John 18/20). At the same time, when you receive the Holy Eucharist worthly our physical figure also gets merged with His heavenly holiness. “Therefore, my friends, we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus”(Heb: 10:19). “And it is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”(Heb 10:10). “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified”(Heb 10:14). Many Catholic families who had boasted of being specially selected and called are now at the verge of ruin; at the war-front with the enemy. What is left to us ? We should never allow ourselves to be ruined by the persecutions unleashed by the enemy. The body and blood of Christ which we receive in each Holy Mass will prove to be our strength. Let all the words uttered by the priest as well as the community in each Holy Mass be made flesh in us and in our families. Acts 3/25 says, “In your descendants all the families of the earth shall be blessed”. We must inherit this blessing. Genesis 22/18 says, “By your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves” Hence, we are not to be crushed underfoot but to be blessed abundantly. Through Holy Communion, we
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are transformed to be the domiciles of Jesus Christ. John 6:56, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them”. If so, we, as those who received the annointing of the Holy Spirit which was in Jesus by receiving his body and blood, will change to be the ones in whom Chirst dwells; will become the carriers of the body, mind and soul of Christ. In that case, the enemy has no other choice but to bend his knee before you. St. Dominic tearfully prayed in front of Mother Mary’s statue, to root out the heresies in France. Thence Holy Mother gave the rosary prayer to him and to all mankind. Today, those who accept Holy Mother have already accepted the rosary prayer as their weapon. Let us use this weapon against the foe who is at work for the destruction of our families, sharpening our weapon using our acts of penance like praying on knees, stretching out hands. It is sure that the rosaries we pray from our hearts will be strong enough to break those old forts of disbelief, sin and curses created by satan. Let us grow stronger through the Holy Mass we offer again and again. May all those rosaries we pray in true spirit, meditating upon the mysteries in the life of Christ and Holy Mother, destroy all the evil forces that stand before us as hindrances to all the plans of the Almighty for us. Yes, the Holy Eucharist is my strength and power, and the Rosary is my weapon. Hallelujah !

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Create in me a clean heart,

O God !
Babitha John For quite some days, a thought was persisting in the mind - whether there was any shortcut or easy way to make the heart clean. Because, I was deeply convinced that the greatest blessing in life was to own a clean heart. To have a good and loveful personality is very important. Even if you are rich in graces and gifts, status, wealth and comforts - they are all void if there is no love, if the heart is not clean. Hence it was my earnest prayer, together with the psalmist, ‘God create in me a clean heart’ (Ps 51:10). “You desire truth in the inward being’’ (Ps 51:6). “The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse - who can understand it ? I the Lord test the mind and search the heart’’ (Jere 17:9,10). The Lord knows the real condition of our hearts and therefore let us offer our hearts to Him in all humility. “The hearts of all are full of evil’’ (Eccl 9:3) “The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humanHoly Queen

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kind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart”(Gen 6:5,6). To remove the grieving in the heart of the Father in Heaven let us cleanse our hearts through Jesus. Let us bring the hearts of all men to the sacred Heart of Jesus. “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself ” (Jn12:32). The one thing that God desires of me as per His word is my own sanctification. “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication” (1 These 4:3). For its achievement God demands my co-operation too. “All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart’’ (Prov 21:2) “And he said, It is what comes out of a person that defiles. For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person” (Mk 7:20-23). Therefore let us pray like this, “Clear me from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer”(Ps 19:12-14). Let us bring to mind the promises of the Lord, and obtain them through faith. “I am the Lord their God. I will give them a heart that obeys and ears that hear” (Baruch 2:31). “I will make an everlasting covenant with them, never to draw back from doing good to them; and I will put the fear
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of me in their hearts, so that they may not turn from me. I will rejoice in doing good to them, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul”(Jere 32:40-41). Our God is one who desires and enjoys in filling us with all His blessing, in doing only good for us and in showering upon us His mercy and graces. “A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will summon the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine upon you”(Eze 36:26-29).

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“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price”(Isa 55:1). Jesus gave us all that He had - His Sacred Heart, His love, His Words, His goodness, His power, His wounds, His blood and body, His Holy Spirit along with all the merits of His crucifixion. And if there were to remain anything else with God to be given for the salvation of man, He would have willingly given up that also, because He offered even the last drop of His blood to deliver us from sin and curses, from satan and his fire. In all the Holy Masses offered throughout the world everyday, Jesus is being torn apart and crucified, mystically. Let us not deny that love, that mercy, that compassion but
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discover the depths of them-we do not know whether an oppertunity will be repeated. Once a woman of hindu faith approached me. She told me about her infant’s dislike towards her, about her painful experience when the child pushes her away with dislike for breastmilk. Though she was too willing to feed, the child was not accepting it from the moment of its birth. Not only that, the mother’s very presence was intolerable for the child. For the mother who bore the child for ten months, it was an agonising experience. When man disregards and disrespects God’s love, when His grace and mercy are denied through sin, how much does God suffer! How much do we suffer when those whom we love reject us. How much is the

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suffering of the loving and merciful heart of Jesus through man’s denial of God, his contempt, ingratitude and responselessness towards divine love. It is the love of Jesus that is the most rejected in today’s world. “In my father’s house there are many dwelling places” (Jn 14:2). The Father awaits us with many dwelling-places prepared for us. What is the sort of our response towards Him? God has all His blessings and goodness towards us. In return what He desires is our hearts, our love, adoration and gratitude. “My child, give me your heart’’ (Prov 23:26). Whatever may be that we donate to God my wealth, family, time and talents - He will not be satisfied unless and until I give Him my heart wholly, unless I surrender to His will completely. An indepth purification of life happens when the heart is purified. The easiest way for purifying the heart is the willing and conscious receiving of the Sacred Heart of

Jesus to make it our own. God has promised, “A new heart I will give you’’ (Eze 36:26). Let us ask for the loving and merciful heart of Jesus. He will be only too happy to give us His heart. It is a heart throbbing for us. "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Mt 11:28-30). Let us surrender our hearts to Him with all its sinfulness, uncleanliness, with all the dark influences from generations. Pray to wash your heart with the holy water and blood that flow from His heart. Experience for yourself the fire of God making your sins and darkness powerless and transforming your heart. Jump into the heart of Jesus; in other words, put your heart within the heart of Jesus - become one with Jesus. Then say,

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“It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me’’ (Gala 2:20). Then sing ‘Hallelujah’ and praise the Heavenly Father, thank Him, worship Him, love Him, and pray for the whole world. It will not be you who does all these but the sacred heart of Jesus within you. For that very reason it will be acceptable to the Father. When the Father looks down from heaven, it will not be you whom He sees but the Heart of Jesus burning with love. What beautiful moments! This is not to be done just once but has to be repeated throughout one’s life, especially during prayers for sanctification, and with firm faith. “Let it be done for you according to your faith’’(Mt 8:13). At every reception of the Holy Communion with proper propriety, trusting in the mercy of Jesus and in union with the merits of Holy Mary and the saints it is the sacred Heart of Jesus that comes into us. Allow that sacred Heart to dwell within me. United with Jesus, become one with Him, surrendering your own heart, mind and whole life to Him. Love Him from your heart. Thereby you will be transformed and purified. Let us make our own all the wealth that is in the heart of Jesus through Holy Virgin Mary, for the greater glory of God, for His will to be fullfilled and for the salvation of all souls. Our prayers and praises, thanks and worship, sufferings and atonements - when offered thus in union with the heart of Jesus and the heart of Mary and with the merits of the saints, they become more acceptable to God the Father; they will flow back to us as heavenly blessings. “On the last day of the festival, the great day, while

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“You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore” (Ps 16:11) For some time in the past I was suffering from severe pain in my stomach as well as at the right knee. By the grace of God, I could participate in the retreat by Spirit in Jesus at Kumily in May 2012. After that all my pains were completely cured. I had besides headache and chest pain which also were healed. It was after this retreat that I received the grace to pray more including the Rosary. God has blessed our home abundantly. Praise you Jesus, thank you Jesus, Sheena Johnson, Pulpally, Kerala.

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Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water”(Jn 7:37-38) “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5). “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (Jn 15:7,8). Holy Communion gives us the grace to pray for the whole world, a thirst to pray for all those people who live in sin, in disregard of the Father’s mercy. We are enabled to pray with the broadness of His heart, not with that of ours; to pray for the redemption of those souls whom the Father has lost. That thirst will lead us to more prayers and sanctity, sufferings will become sweeter, for, love brings in more faith, courage and zeal for prayer.

I ask you one thing: do not tire of giving, but do not give your leftovers. Give until it hurts, until you feel the pain. Open your hearts to the love God instills in them. God loves you tenderly. What he gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared. The more you save, the less you will be able to give. The less you have, the more you will know how to share. Let us ask God, when it comes time to ask him for something, to help us to be generous. Mother Teresa
“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him” (Ps 34:8). Most holy Virgin Mary of the sacred Heart of Jesus, help us to love Jesus more. Amen.

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“Shall I open the womb and not deliver?” (Isa 66:9) My name is Justin. Myself and wife were both born through cesarean, and hence we had desired that our child should be born through a normal delivery. But the doctor said just the contrary - that the delivery would not be normal and would require operation. We made several requests to the doctor and at all times doctor said that the child had overweight and hence would require operation. On the previous day of her admission in hospital I went to the church and prayed, ‘Lord, I pray in union with Spirit in Jesus anointments that my child may be born through a normal delivery’. I experienced great anointment during prayer. I again called the doctor and he repeated twice that operation was required. But, to the surprise of all, in the last minute a normal delivery happened. Praise you Jesus, thank you Jesus. Justin, Ernakulam, Kerala.
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trip that his forte as a communicator is the simple, seemingly artless action that resonates powerfully in context.

Impact of Pope’s message to Muslims for end of Ramadan
(Vatican Radio). Muslims around the world have been marking the end of their holy month of Ramadan which concluded with the feast of Eid al-Fitr. Pope Francis sent a personal message marking this special feast day, expressing his “esteem and friendship for all Muslims, especially those who are religious leaders.” Focusing on the theme ‘Promoting mutual respect through education’, the message stresses the importance of thinking, speaking and writing respectfully about others and always avoiding unfair criticism or defamation. Families, schools, religious teaching and the media, it says, all have a role to play in achieving this goal.Underlining the importance of positive interreligious relations, the Pope says Christians and Muslims are called to respect the teachings, symbols, values and especially the leaders and places of worship of the other religion.

During his visit to Brazil July 22-28 Pope Francis said little that he had not already said more than once during his still-young pontificate. He repeated forceful calls for social justice, a more humble and empathetic church leadership and a more active and engaged laity. But given the historic nature of the occasion — the first Latin American pope returning to his native continent — he must have known that everything he said and did here would take on special significance, and he made extensive use of the setting. The display began even before he left Rome, when the pope was photographed carrying his own briefcase onto the plane, sending a characteristic message of humility: the menial work of carrying the bag was a task he reserved for himself. Pope Francis’ entrance into the city of Rio in a modest compact van instead of the usual large sedan was an exhortation to simplicity for clergy and laypeople alike, consistent with his previous complaints about spending on luxuries in a world where children starve. It was during that ride that Pope Francis used his already famous gift for spontaneity to salvage what could have been a dispiriting mishap. The swarming of his car by pedestrians and the driver’s decision to enter rush-hour traffic, where the papal motorcade promptly got stuck, briefly seemed to augur only more chaos. Instead, the incident became a chance for the pope to display his almost magical rapport with crowds, when

In Brazil, pope’s simple, artless actions resonate powerfully
RIO DE JANEIRO (CNS) — If Blessed John Paul II had an actor’s mastery of the dramatic gesture and Pope Benedict XVI engaged the faithful most effectively through his learned and lucid writing, Pope Francis showed the world on his first international
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he was seen opening his window and greeting the very people that members of his security detail were frantically pushing away. Images of Pope Francis’ visit to a Rio “favela” — his walk down the streets of shanties, and the tears in his eyes behind the altar of the slum’s little chapel — will surely leave more lasting impressions than anything he said there. Similarly, his speech to what the Vatican called the “ruling class of Brazil” — a gentle call to dialogue and “social humility” in a country shaken by massive anti-government protests — was clear and thoughtful, yet less eloquent than his embrace of a recovered drug abuser and former favela resident on the stage before the dignitaries. Pope Francis said nothing during the trip about moves to liberalize Brazil’s abortion laws because, as he told reporters on his plane back to Rome, “young people understand perfectly what the church’s point of view is.” But he symbolically espoused the defense of unborn human life during the culminating Mass of World Youth Day, when he welcomed a married couple and their baby born with only part of her brain; they had chosen not to abort even though current Brazilian law would have permitted them to do so.

mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, are at the head of the gaseous stream. Since the stream’s discovery by radio telescopes in the early 1970s, astronomers have wondered whether the gas comes from one or both of the satellite galaxies. Now, new Hubble observations reveal that most of the gas was stripped from the Small Magellanic Cloud about 2 billion years ago, and a second region of the stream originated more recently from the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Smart Knife Detects Cancer in Seconds
A new smart knife puts the pathology lab in surgeons’ hands by sniffing out cancer cells as it cuts flesh. The so-called intelligent knife, also known as “iKnife,” could allow surgeons to work more swiftly and efficiently to remove cancerous tumors without leaving behind traces of cancer cells. The iKnife works by detecting cancer cells in the smoke left behind by the electrosurgical knife’s act of cutting flesh, according to Science Magazine. When the iKnife sucks up the smoke, it pipes the sample to a mass spectrometer capable of almost instantly analyzing the chemistry of the biological tissue to detect the presence of cancer. That translates into near-instant feedback for surgeons rather than having to

Hubble Finds Source of Magellanic Stream: Astronomers Explore Origin of Gas Ribbon Wrapped Around Our Galaxy
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have solved a 40-year
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wait on sample analysis by a pathology lab. Chemists at the Imperial College London showed that their iKnife could accurately identify both normal and cancerous tissue from 3000 tissue samples taken during 300 cancer patient surgeries, as reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The iKnife could tell the difference between different biological tissues, such as liver or brain, as well as determine if a tumor represented a secondary growth originating from a primary tumor elsewhere. The iKnife results matched well with pathology lab results in both testing samples and during 91 cancer surgeries. Surgeons received feedback from the iKnife with just a 1- to 3-second delay. The knife’s developers eventually envision a display similar to a traffic light that shows a red light to indicate the presence of cancer, a green light for healthy tissue, and a yellow light for an inbetween mix. Zoltan Takats, a chemist at Imperial College London, hit upon the idea of the iKnife when he realized that electrosurgical knives—also known as “flesh vaporizers”—already represented the ideal tools for ionizing tissue in a way that’s perfect for mass spectrometry. Such electric wands have been used by surgeons since 1925, according to National Geographic’s Only Human blog. Whether or not the iKnife actually improves health outcomes for cancer surgery patients remains to be seen. But the knife appears to take yet another step in the evolution of a centuries-old surgical tool that has changed from simple blade to a relatively bloodless cutting instrument— and now to a real-time diagnostic tool. It
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combines all the promises of technological advancement that have previously applied separately to cancer diagnosis, cancer extraction, and treatment.

The Future of Pharmaceuticals Could Be Electronic Implants
British pharmaceuticals firm betting that “electroceuticals” will treat complex diseases better. It may be a long shot, but why not try it? British drug maker Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) believes the next big wave in medicine will be electroceuticals, a buzzword the company has coined for a technology that would use electrical impulses—rather than the chemicals or biological molecules found in today’s pharmaceuticals—to treat diseases.

Its vision involves more than simply taking medical devices like heart pacemakers—which use electric waveforms to activate or block bundles of nerve cells—to the next level, claims Kristoffer Famm, head of bioelectronics research at GSK. The company is aiming for something much more radical: connecting thousands of tightly packed individual nerve cells with electrodes and associated circuitry to read and interpret the “code” in the collection of nerve-cell fibers that constitute a nerve, and then modulating the code to restore a specific function to a healthy state. “No treatments like this even remotely exist today,” says Famm. “The medicine will speak the body’s language.”

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Holy Queen

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2013 AUGUST

"For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm" (Ps 47:7)

Holy Queen

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2013 AUGUST

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