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I was born and raised in Goa, a small state on the west coast of India. I worked for several years as a reporter, before finally mustering the courage to follow God's call to pursue the priesthood. I'm currently a seminarian with the Companions of the Cross, and I study at the seminary in Detroit. My dream is to one day be able to preach on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

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Prayer

Why You Should Want the Gift of Tongues

For whatever reason, the gift of tongues has become one of the most controversial gifts of the Holy Spirit. So,…

How to Celebrate Pentecost
Catholic Faith

Pentecost isn’t a One Day Thing: How to Tap into the Power of the Holy Spirit This Week and Set the World on Fire!

If you ever visit the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, you will see huge statues of the Apostles…

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Lent

Suffering Doesn’t Always Make Sense, But Embracing it Could Save Lives

One of the things we say when referring to Jesus, is that we call Him our Redeemer. We do this…

Praying With Someone
Love and Friendship

How to Go Beyond “I’ll Pray For You” – A Guide to Praying With Someone Spontaneously

People often ask us to pray for them, whether they’re facing challenges personally, at home, at work, or they’re battling…

Catholic Faith

Adoration: The Ultimate Act and Habit of Friendship

One of the most fruitful yet daunting experiences in my life has been Eucharistic Adoration. Just a few years ago,…

I Love The Catholic Church, I Hate Sexual Abuse: A Seminarian’s Response To Scandal
Catholic Faith

I Love The Catholic Church, I Hate Sexual Abuse: A Seminarian’s Response To Scandal

Anyone who has heard the recent news coming out of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania is rightfully outraged. It wasn’t…

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Evangelization

5 Simple Ways to Spread the Faith in Your Home and Workplace

I grew up in Goa, a small state on the west coast of India. Back in the 16th century, the…

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Love for the Church

Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Why Every Catholic Should Consider Receiving It

The late Cardinal Suenens, one of the fathers of the Second Vatican Council, said the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is not…

promote priestly vocations
Consecrated Life

4 Ways to Promote Priestly Vocations in Your Parish

Being a seminarian, I’m surrounded by other seminarians and I’ve heard a variety of vocation stories. What always amazes me…

Holy Father

Remembering The Wisdom of St. Pope John Paul II: 15 Inspirational Quotes

Pope St. John Paul II is rightly nicknamed John Paul the Great because of his tremendous impact on so many…

Love and Friendship

4 Heroic Stories of Military Chaplains Who Went Beyond Their Call of Duty

On November 11, many nations will be honoring those who served in their armed forces, and in many cases, paid…

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Faith & Life

Meat or Meatless on Fridays? (The Answer May Surprise You)

Growing up, I was regularly told that we were to abstain from meat on Fridays. So, when I moved to…