Spirituality

St. Lazarus (Devasahayam Pilla)

Fri, 03 Jun 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Devasahayam Pillai — 1st Indian layman declared as saint . Devasahayam was born on April 23, 1712, as Neelakanta Pillai into a Hindu upper-caste family, at Nattalam in Kanyakumari district, which was part of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom. Devasahayam...

St. Mariam Baouardy

Mon, 16 May 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Mary of Jesus Crucified, a Carmelite Blessed, will be canonised on 17 May. In 1870, the Palestinian nun took part in the foundation of a Carmelite monastery in Mangalore, India. "We call on the 'little Arab' to pray for the Arab world, both Christian and...

St. Mariam Thresia

Mon, 02 May 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan was born in Puthenchira in Irinjalakuda Revenue Division of Thrissur district on 26 April 1876 as the third of five children of Thoma and Thanda and was later baptized on 3 May 1876 at the...

St. Francis Xavier

Wed, 20 Apr 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

The Spanish Jesuit St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was a pioneer of Catholic missions in eastern Asia. Known as the Apostle of the East Indies, he has been acclaimed as one of the greatest missionaries in history. Francis Xavier was born Francisco de Jasso...

St Joseph Vaz

Fri, 01 Apr 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Joseph Vaz was born on April 21 1651 AD, in Benaulim, Goa, Portuguese Empire, as the third born in a family of six children, from Cristovao Vaz and Maria de Miranda. He was baptized when he was eight years old at a local parish by Father Jacinto Pereira....

St. Gonsalo Gracia

Tue, 15 Mar 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Saint Gonsalo Garcia (1556-1597) is a Roman Catholic saint from India. Born in the western coastal town of Vasai, an exurb of the city of Bombay, he preached from the Bassein fort during the time the town was under Portuguese colonial rule. The feast of St....

Saint John de Brito

Tue, 08 Mar 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

John de Britto was born in Lisbon in 1647 from parents who belonged to the Portuguese aristocracy. He was set and he would have lived his life in the court if he had not fallen seriously ill. Devoted to Saint Francis Xavier and in exchange for healing, his...

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Thu, 17 Feb 22, Spiritual Masters, Spirituality

Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara was born on 10 February 1805 in Kainakary, a small village of Alleppey district in the Travancore state. After his primary education he joined the Pallipuram seminary attached to Saint Mary’s Church, Cherthala. Father Thomas...