NEW YEAR SMILES : Dr. AJ Sebastian sdb

Greetings to all my readers with the blessings of New Year!!! May 2015 be an year filled with God’s Grace and SMILES!!! As I post this message I am in the midst of SMILING SISTERS at the SMI Provincial house at Bangalore, India, where I am conducting a two-day animation programme for the Sisters of […]

The Importance of Having a Mentor: Cristina A. Montes, Lawyer, Phillipines

Most young people prefer to figure out their own solutions to problems, to do things without help. They think resisting guidance is a sign of maturity. Yet in popular stories, the heroes usually have mentors: Gandalf, Obi-wan Kenobi, Dumbledore… The authors of the books and movies where these characters appear know a fundamental truth: that […]


As I wish all our readers a merry Christmas filled with the blessings of the Baby Jesus, I am blessed to be present at the Basilica of OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH at Vailankanni, known as the Lourdes of the East, a popular Pilgrim Centres of India, on the Corromandel Cost of the Bay of […]

Preventive System of Don Bosco: Its Pro-activeness: Fr. Aloysius (alu) Hemrom sdb, Rongjeng, Garo Hills, Meghalaya

Pope St John Paul II the great (1920-2005, papacy 1978-2005), on the occasion of the death-centenary of Don Bosco (16 Aug 1815 – 31 Jan 1888; venerable 21 Jul 1907 by Pius X, beatus 1929 by Pius XI and canonized 1Ap 1934) on 31 January 1988, in salesian parlance “DB88”, gave the magisterial exposition of […]

LITTLE STARS! : Dr. AJ Sebastian sdb

Little Stars! In Nagaland, we are all in a festive mood with ‘Hornbill Festival’ and the ‘night bazaars’ with Christmas and New Year drawing near. Stars are hoisted and chilli bulbs keep twinkling all around, though they do not crush the chill of winter. I am sure most of you are busy with Christmas shopping, […]


If someone were to ask you the question, “How were you born?” what will be your answer. I am quite certain that you will be quite shy to answer this biological question. Therefore, let me answer the question myself. If I am given this question, I would like to answer it thus, “My father and […]