from ONE

What’s Cooking in Kerala
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
A diverse people share a sophisticated palate

A Priest With Global Reach
by Jomi Thomas and Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
A pastor in southern India tackles unemployment and poverty

A Place to Call Home
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2008)
Sisters in southern India instill pride and hope

River Life in India
photographs by Cody Christopulos
with text by Paul Wachter
(From ONE magazine January 2006)
A photographic journey through central Kerala’s lush rivers

Waves of Destruction
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine March 2005)
In India, a family copes with tragedy

Rising From the Rubble
by Dorothy Humanitzki
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2002)
A year after a devastating earthquake, India is rebuilding.

Building Hope
text by Anthony Kurian
photographs by Mohan Jacob
(From ONE magazine January 2005)
Church-sponsored housing program in the south Indian city of Trivandrum promises a secure future

Kerala’s Bittersweet Phenomenon
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2008)
Emigration fuels a local economy, but strains family ties

‘Slumdog’ Sisters
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2011)
Syro-Malabar sisters offer help to those who need it the most

Profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
The Indian Orthodox Church

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Tracing the apostle’s evangelical mission in south India

Retooling Green Gardens
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
A former leprosarium in India tackles cancer

Village Priests
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
Formed to live as one with the people

New World Children of St. Thomas
text by Leanne Arcuri
photographs by Maria Bastone
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
The “constant explanation” has followed India’s Christians to the United States

Coconuts and Bishops
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2002)
Ecumenical advances from the heart of India’s Bible Belt.

Education as Transformation
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Indian college students learn justice and compassion.

Searching for Common Ground
by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East January – February 2001)
Hindu extremists continue to clash with Christians in India, often with grave results. A dialogue program hopes to effect a change.

Finding Unity in Diversity
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
Located near the southern tip of India, Pinkulam village stands as a model of harmony.

The Orphans of Trichur
text and photos by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 2000)
Children are saved from life on the streets thanks to the efforts of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

The Church Is A-Changing
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
Despite challenges within and without, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church serves the poor of India.

Home Is In Karamoodu
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East September – October 2000)
The door to opportunity is wide open at this home for destitute boys established by the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Once Again, Syro-Malabar Yogam
by Father Andrews Thazhath
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
A maturing church, reaching back to its ancient roots meets to address its present-day challenges.

Healing the Sick in Gorakhpur
text by Lark Ellen Gould
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1998)
The healthcare work of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Gorakhpur delivers hope and relief to the sick of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Following Christ in an Indian Way
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, known as the Bethany Sisters, work tirelessly in India.

Forming Priests in India’s Thriving Church
compiled by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
To meet the needs of India’s thriving Christian population, numbers of seminarians must increase.

Bathery: A Highly Charged Diocese
by the Rev. Varghese Mattamana
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1997)
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery opens new doors for its people.

Ancient History, Young Church
text and photographs by the Rev. Dr. Anthony Vallavanthara, C.M.I.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1997)
At the tip of the Indian subcontinent, a new Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy is established.

Hinduism and Indian Culture
by Malcolm Nazareth
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
Indian culture and Hinduism go hand in hand. In today’s India, however, more faiths are joining the circle.

Full Circle
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
A history of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India.

One With the Urban Struggle
text by Dr. Gracy Fernandes, D.H.M.
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1996)
Two of Bombay’s impoverished suburbs benefit from the dedicated and driven Daughters of the Heart of Mary.

Sons and Daughters of the Land
text and photographs by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1996)
The Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh, India, maintains its own distinct culture in a land driven by caste.

Damien Leprosy Institute: Home for the Rejected
text and photos by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
The Sisters of the Nirmala Dasi work with India’s lepers to follow the Damien philosophy.

Supporting the Church in India
text by Kamini Desai Sanghvi
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1995)
For decades, CNEWA has been in India, helping more than 25 million Christians. We’re still there.

India’s SEERI Center for Syriac Studies
by the Rev. Dr. Gheevarghese Panicker
photos: courtesy of SEERI
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
The St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute strives to deepen the relationship between India’s Syriac churches.

The Heirs of St. Thomas
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
India’s Thomas Christians maintain the memory of the apostle who arrived on India’s shores more than 1,500 years ago.

Indian Polyphony
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
Four archbishops lead India’s ancient, vibrant Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, which never abandoned its ties with Rome.

Empowering Women: The Daughters of the Heart of Mary
by Dr. Gracy Fernandes, D.H.M.
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1995)
Through their schools of higher learning, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary empower marginalized women in India.

God’s Servants of Action
text and photos by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1994)
A Syro-Malabar religious community for women maintains a strong but gentle faith in their native India.

Celebrating Mahamastakabhisheka
text and photos by Cheryl Sheridan
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
Our correspondent in India takes us to the greatest festival of the Jain, a religion dating back to the sixth century B.C.

A Spiritual Homecoming
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The history of the small but dynamic Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India.

The Ganges: India’s River of Life and Death
text and photos by Joan Clifford
(From Catholic Near East January 1993)
For more than two centuries, the Ganges River has drawn pilgrims from all over the globe.

A Missionary Church Goes on Mission
by Michael J.L. La Civita
photos: CNEWA files
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church is finding new ways to minister to its far-flung people.

Benedict Mar Gregorios, India’s Renaissance Man
text and photos by Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
A profile of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Archbishop of Trivandrum.

The Right of Rites
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Christians in India continue to strengthen and support their growing churches.

Human Development, India Style
text and photos by Jan Phillips
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
An integrated development project in Bihar helps one community gain independence and dignity.

Seeing Is Believing
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
Msgr. Stern learns of the tradition of St. Thomas in India.

From India, With Love
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East July 1991)
The author travels to India to meet some of the people we serve in this vast land.

The Catholic Church in India
by Rev. John Vallamattam, M.A., Ph.D.
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
Although few in number, India’s Catholics to make a difference.

Lesson of Love in South India
text and photos by Beth Dotson
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
An eyewitness account of the courage of those who serve victims of leprosy and the dignity of those suffering from this disease.

The Chanda Mission
text and photos by Rev. Jacob Martin Kapiarmala, C.M.I.
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
In the heart of India, Syro-Malabar Catholics are reaching needy people.

Finding Family Among the Tribals
text and photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1986)
A Christian mission strives to lend a hand to remote tribal villages in India.

Symbols of Faith
text and photos by Richard C. Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1984)
On the west coast of India, the state of Goa is awash with the faith of its Christians.

The Quiet Revolution
by Salil Tripathi and Rajul Mehta
photos: courtesy, National Council of Tourism in Lebanon
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1984)
CNEWA’s Needy Child Sponsorship Program improves the lives of an entire village.

Varanasi: Hinduism’s Sacred City
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
For Hindus, a pilgrimage to the holy city of Varanasi is a lifetime goal.

Ancient Ties Reunited
by Daniel Gabriel
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1983)
The reunion of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of India with the Latin Church brought one of the oldest Christian churches into communion with Rome once more.

Focus
by John E. Kozar
(From ONE March 2012)
Images from the world of CNEWA

Indian Women: Mother, Goddess, Life-Force
by Veronica J. Treanor
photos by Richard Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
The role of women in India has changed over the centuries.

Hinduism: An Identity for India’s Diverse Cultures
by John Sirabella
photos by Richard Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1982)
For almost 5,000 years, Hinduism has existed not only as a religion but also as the framework for Indian culture.

A New Home With a New Family
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2003)
A village community is providing hope for homeless in rural India

New Life, New Hope
by Mark Guidera
photos by Tom Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1981)
The DeBritto House Hostel, run by American Jesuits in the small town of Gomoh, India, provides a serene and healthful setting in which homeless boys can live, work and learn.

Grass-Roots Evangelization
by Rev. John B. Chethimattam, C.M.I.
photos: The Diocese of Chanda
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1981)
Mission work like that of Father Januarius Palathuruthi in India continues to inspire, guide and yield rich rewards.

Leprosy in India: Rays of Hope
by Mark Guidera
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1980)
Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, continues to afflict many in India. CNEWA is there to offer its support.

Education as a Common Goal
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
School movement has potential to change the economic landscape of an Indian village

Staying Connected
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2004)
Keralites keep their traditions alive in New Delhi

Hoping Against Hope
text by Anthony Kurian
photographs by K.L. Simon
(From ONE magazine July – August 2004)
An AIDS hospice in India provides much needed care

Kerala’s Spice Coast
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE May 2012)
The ancient trade that brought St. Thomas to India remains big business

Answering the Call
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A nursing school in India offers training and hope

The Silver Lining Behind the Clouds
text and photos by Richard C. Walker
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1979)
A member of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary comes to the rescue of the poor of Bombay.

Feeding the Hungry
by Heather Byrne
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
The joy of reading is delivered to needy schoolchildren in India.

The Christian Art of India Today
by Rev. John B. Chethimattam
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1978)
Indian Christian art depicts not only the grace of the human body but also the presence of the divine.

St. Joseph’s ‘Orphans’
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine September 2005)
Indian families, and their daughters, look forward to a better life

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

from News

In Memoriam
news from ONE Magazine (20 March 2007)
Cyril Mar Baselios, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, died of a heart attack on 18 January at the age of 71.

Getting Ahead in India
news from ONE Magazine (1 April 2005)
Pope John Paul II has raised India’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church to the rank of a major archiepiscopal church, naming Cyril Mar Baselios, Archbishop of Trivandrum, as the church’s first major archbishop.

10,000 Christians and Muslims Rally for India’s Dalits
Catholic News Service (1 August 2011)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — A rally by Christians and Muslims demanding equal rights for their dalit members blocked traffic in the main streets of the capital for several hours July 28.

Indian Bishops Visit Vatican
Catholic News Service (7 September 2011)
ROME (CNS) — The religious nature of the Indian people, discrimination against Catholics, interreligious dialogue and evangelization were the main topics of discussion when two dozen Indian bishops sat down with Pope Benedict XVI in early September.

Pope Addresses Indian Bishops
Catholic News Service (9 September 2011)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Catholic schools and institutions need to be “genuinely Catholic” and pass on the values that support communities and the truth that saves souls, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Pope Urges India’s Bishops to Evangelize
Catholic News Service (20 September 2011)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Despite challenges, hardship and trials, Catholics in India must continue to evangelize, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Earthquake in India
Catholic News Service (21 September 2011)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An Indian bishop expressed concern that landslides block relief efforts in the mountainous border region of India and Nepal that suffered a magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

Hindus and Christians Urged to Promote Religious Freedom
Catholic News Service (21 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a message to the world’s Hindus, a top Vatican official called on Christians and Hindus to work together in promoting religious freedom.

Indian Christians Promote Law Against Religious Violence
Catholic News Service (14 December 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A group of Christians in India initiated a national prayer campaign urging lawmakers to address a pending bill that seeks to curb violence targeting religious minorities, reported Fides, the Vatican missionary news agency.

In Israel, Indian Catholics Celebrate With Leaders
Catholic News Service (2 March 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — At the entrance to St. Saviour Church, Aloysious Leone and women in traditional Indian dress gathered around Trivandrum Archbishop Mari Soosa Pakiam to ask his blessing and kiss his ring.

CNEWA President on Indian Vocations
Catholic News Service (16 March 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India’s two Eastern Catholic communities are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

St. Thomas Pilgrims in India
Catholic News Service (5 April 2012)
MALAYATTOOR, India (CNS) — When doctors recommended a second heart surgery for Joseph Kudiassery in 1999, the penniless fishermen was at his wit’s end.

Bishops in India Promote Green Energy
Catholic News Service (15 June 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The Catholic Church in Kerala state has adopted a new conservation policy to help fight a “looming environment crisis.”

Aid Reaches Violence-stricken Region in India
Catholic News Service (30 July 2012)
GUWAHATI, India (CNS) — Relief began reaching violence-stricken areas of Assam state after a visiting by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Refugee Camps in Violence-stricken Region of India
Catholic News Service (7 August 2012)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Medical officials in Assam denied media reports that children have become sick in relief camps housing hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ethnic violence in Assam state.

New Cardinals Include Heads of Maronite and Syro-Malankara Churches
Catholic News Service (24 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI surprised pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24 by announcing he would create six new cardinals, including 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household, in late November.

New Maronite and Syro-Malankara Cardinals Attend Synod
Catholic News Service (25 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Four of the six new cardinals announced by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 24 were participating in the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican and had to keep their impending appointments secret as they participated in the synod’s small-group work that morning.

Catholic Relief for Muslim Refugees in India
Catholic News Service (21 November 2012)
KOKRAJHAR, India (CNS) — Besides her family, the most valuable things Majoni Bibi has these days are a few clothes, medicated mosquito nets, cooking utensils, water storage buckets and sleeping mats.

Indian Lay Martyr Beatified
Catholic News Service (5 December 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The life of Blessed Devasahayam Pillai, an 18th-century Catholic layman who was martyred for refusing to refute his faith despite being brutally tortured, was held up as an example for all Christians to embrace.

Kerala Bishops Sack Priest Charged with Trafficking
Catholic News Service (18 December 2012)
COCHIN, India (CNS) — The Catholic Bishops’ Council of Kerala dismissed the secretary of its youth commission, who has been charged as part of a human trafficking ring.

Indian Bishops Urge Legislators to Protect Women
Catholic News Service (24 January 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — In the wake of the national outcry over the gang rape and death of a paramedical student and reports of rapes from across the country, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has called for “comprehensive laws and effective measures to ensure the security and safety of women.”

Indian Bishop Resigns After Joining ‘Consecration’ of Megachurch Leader
Catholic News Service (1 February 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who participated in the “consecration” of the first bishop of a homegrown charismatic community that is independent of any church.

Priest Murdered, Nun Commits Suicide in Southern India
Catholic News Service (2 April 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — Catholics in southern India faced double tragedies at Easter time: the murder of the rector of a regional major seminary and the suicide of a young nun.

Indian Prime Minister Apologizes After Christian Marchers Beaten
Catholic News Service (13 December 2013)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologized to church leaders for the police beating of protesters — including priests and nuns — during a march to Parliament advocating for rights for low-caste Christians.

Catholic Principal Election Email Triggers Backlash in India
Catholic News Service (28 April 2014)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An election email from the principal of St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai set off a national political storm and triggered a fresh debate on the development model India needs.

Indian Church Appeals for Flood Relief in Kashmir
Catholic News Service (11 September 2014)
CHENNAI, India (CNS) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has appealed to Catholics to mobilize funds and materials to augment church relief work in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, devastated by floods.

Bleak Winter Awaits Kashmir’s Flood Victims, Say Church Workers
Catholic News Service (23 September 2014)
THRISSUR, India (CNS) — The hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by recent floods in northern Jammu and Kashmir state — the coldest region in the country — will have to face a very bleak winter, caution church aid workers.

Indian Cardinal Criticizes Forced ‘Reconversions’ to Hinduism
Catholic News Service (29 December 2014)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — The president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India criticized forced conversions of Christians to Hinduism.

Indian Christians Arrested During Protest in New Delhi
Catholic News Service (6 February 2015)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — Church leaders criticized police manhandling of Christians who gathered 5 February at the gate of Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi to protest recent attacks on churches.

Indian Government Apologizes for Denying Visas to Vatican Officials
Catholic News Service (6 February 2015)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The Indian government has apologized to a senior church official for refusing visas to two Vatican officials traveling to address a meeting of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India.

Blind Students Protest Rape of Elderly Sister in India
Catholic News Service (18 March 2015)
BHUBANESWAR, India (CNS) — Students at a Hindu-run school for the blind joined a nationwide outcry over the gang rape of a 74-year-old Catholic sister.

Former Indian Priests, Sisters Call on Church for Severance
Catholic News Service (2 April 2015)
KOCHI, India (CNS) — An expelled religious sister’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and sisters in India for the introduction of severance similar to that offered to employees of private firms.

Needs of India’s Marginalized Women Prompt Sister to Become a Lawyer
Catholic News Service (16 April 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Sister Jessy Kurian is a leading human rights activist whose mission is to provide legal assistance to marginalized women in India.

Indian Police Arrest Suspect in Death Threat Against Cardinal
Catholic News Service (16 June 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Police arrested a man in connection with a death threat against Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi.

Church Supports Indians on Nationwide Strike
Catholic News Service (2 September 2015)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — The Catholic Church in India supported some 150 million workers on a nationwide strike that shut down factories, banks, traffic and government offices across India on 2 September.

Indian Cardinal: Syro-Malabar Church Can Teach About Family-Based Parish
Catholic News Service (1 October 2015)
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (CNS) — The major archbishop of the India-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church said he believes his church can teach the Synod of Bishops about parishes centered on families.

Spiritual Practices Key to Keeping Family Strong, Indian Cardinal Says
Catholic News Service (16 October 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Spirituality is ”the backbone” of Christian family life, and it must be encouraged and nourished, especially when it is threatened by a culture focused on making money and having the latest modern conveniences, said Indian Cardinal Baselios Thottunkal.

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Picture of the Day: Kerala's Water Woes
Locals living near Kerala's Idukki Dam, the largest of its kind in Asia, collect water at a well. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

From the Orphanage to the Altar
Home of Faith, Ernakulam

Picture of the Day: Praying in Purakkad
Young parishioners at Holy Cross Church, in the Keralite village of Purakkad, take part in perpetual adoration. Of Purakkad's 6,500 families, some 340 more than 1,500 individuals in all belong to Holy Cross parish. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Peaceful Seclusion in Kerala
Children pray during liturgy in the small village of Santhithadam, Kerala, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Kerala's Saint
Saint Mary's Port Church in Kollom, Kerala, India, one of the eight founded by St. Thomas, features a mural of Christ and St. Thomas at the altar. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Sisters at the Well
Sisters of the Formation House of Medical Sisters of St. Joseph in Kothamangalam (Kerala, India) fill water buckets for the evening wash. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

In India, 15,000 Evangelists
M.L. Thomas, Regional Director for India; Thomas Varghese, Executive Director, India; Bishop Joseph Kunnath, CMI; and Msgr. John Kozar, President, CNEWA. (Photo: Deacon Greg Kandra)

Picture of the Day: Hail Mary
A relative of a patient at Amala Hospital in Kerala, India, prays in the candle-lit Grotto located near the main entrance to the hospital grounds. The hospital is dedicated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Sounding the Fast
Yosef Hallegua, brother of Sammy, blows the shofar. (photo: Ellen Goldberg)

New Delhi’s Holy Family Orphanage Celebrates a Wedding
An orphanage in New Delhi affords "street children" opportunities to lead healthy, prosperous lives.

Picture of the Day: Embracing Change
In this unpublished photo from the story, A Wounded Land, a boy plays in the rice paddy field by Kuttanadu, Kerala. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Community Behind Them
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

His Priests Are His Wealth
Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of Marthandam stops by the CNEWA offices and praises the generosity of our donors.

Picture of the Day: Dignity and Identity in Mumbai
Children at the nursery the Nirmala Dasi sisters run in Dharavi, a slum in the center of Mumbai. The children are mainly from families that have working mothers. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Seeking to "Collaborate As One Church"
Major Archbishop George Alencherry, the first head of the Syro-Malabar Church to be elected by its synod of bishops, visits his flock and preaches unity.

Picture of the Day: A Sacred Healing Place
Sister Lisi Valloppally, a registered nurse, cares for HIV infected adults at the Grace Home in Kerala. If patients need emergency care or hospitalization, they are sent to the Medical College of Trichur just a few kilometers away. (photo: Peter Lem

Picture of the Day: A Joyful Noise
A student band performs at a school and home for the deaf and blind run by the Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Thalayolaparambu, a village in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Catch of the Day
Boys watch at the shore as a boat of fishermen heads out to sea in Kerala, India. (photo: Luke Golobitsch)

Picture of the Day: Hat's Off to India's Priests
Boys at Bhorathannoor Ambeaker Harigen Colony show off hats the village sells in larger towns. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: One Big Family
St. Joseph's girls perform a traditional Keralite dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Sisters Bring Light to Mumbai
Sister Kirti Lawrence tutors children at the Anugraha home with a battery–powered floodlight. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: In an Indian Slum Hope Abides
Sister Leema Rose and volunteer Jancy Kuthoor visit the homes of needy residents in Dharavi, Mumbai’s most infamous slum. (photo:Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Making a Better Life in Kerala
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew prepare dinner while Jiya plays with her grandmother. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Change Coming to Mumbai's Slum
Sister Leema Rose makes her evening home visits to the sick and those struggling to make ends meet in Dharavi, a slum in the center of Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Solace Amid Suffering
Countless cancer patients around the world seek solace and intercession from a special patron, the seventh-century abbess St. Aldegonde (sometimes called Aldegunais), whose feast is 30 January.

Bishops in Kerala May List Drinking as a Sin
To battle growing rates of alcoholism in Kerala, the Temperance Commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council argues that drinking should be counted as a sin.

Picture of the Day: Keralites Calling Mumbai Home
The Eparchy of Kalyan's dance troupe rehearses a traditional Keralite routine during an annual celebration for mothers' groups in Mumbai.

Picture of the Day: A Keralite Priest in Mumbai
Father Francis Eluvathingal performs a wedding ceremony at the Jyotis Care Center in Navi Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Passage to India
The Syro-Malabar Church in Palayur, Kerala features the largest statue of St. Thomas in the world, and depicts the boat landing where he arrived in India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Welcome to India
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the first two days of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Daughters and Sisters
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the third day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Reaching Out to the "Untouchables"
In this photo taken in 2007, Tomy and Elsama Runnanthanamy are seen by their family's hut. Thanks to a house building project funded by CNEWA and implemented by Diocese of Kottayam Social Services in villages of Wayanad district, Kerala, they

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Riches Among the Poor
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the fifth day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: India’s Future Priests
Our schedule for today featured just one pastoral visit, but it was one filled with great content and meaning.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: On to Ernakulam
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the seventh day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: "An Environment of Grace"
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the eighth day of his pastoral visit to India.

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Where It All Began
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the ninth day of his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: A Fulfilling Life
ster Bincy Joseph assists girls with their homework at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Journey's End
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the 11th and final day of his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: A Window to the Future
A woman stands in the window pane of her future home in the Eparchy of Trivandrum in Kerala, built with funds raised by CNEWA. (photo: John E. Kozar)

A Deeper Appreciation for Religious Sisters
Major Gifts Officer, Megan Knighton, shares her her experiences working with courageous women in India.

"You're Welcomed with Big Smiles"
CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar spoke with Catholic News Service recently about his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: St. Joseph's Daughters
A resident of St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Pulincunnoo, Kerala studies for class. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Water Gives Life
In this photo taken in 2010, a woman fetches water from a well in Kerala. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: India's Sisters of Grace
Nirmala Dasi sisters walk with young patients on the grounds of Grace Home in Trichur, India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Steps for Success
Residents of Palai Girls' Town in Kerala perform on stage. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Going Home
A mother and child visit the site where their new home will be built in the village of Podiyattuvila, Kerala .(photo: John E. Koza

Picture of the Day: Kerala's Biggest Citizens
In this photo taken in 2009, an Elephant is adorned and presented during a temple festival in Irinjalakuda, Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Mary's Month
In this photo taken in 2008, people attending a retreat in Purakkad, Kerala pray at shrine devoted to Mary. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Friends for Life
Residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage take a break from classes. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Supporting India
In this undated photo from our archive, a group of children play in India. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Meet the Spice Girls
Workers at Orient Spice Company clean raw turmeric before processing. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Awakening the Senses in Cochin
Workers at a spice factory in Cochin clean cloves before processing. Cochin is the hub of Kerala's spice trade. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Infectious Joy
Novices pose for a portrait at the mother house of the Daughters of Mary in India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: "Doubting Thomas" Leaves a Legacy of Faith
A Syro-Malabar Catholic woman of the Wayanad district in Kerala shades herself from the sun. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Take Five: Five Places You May Find CNEWA
Melodie Gabriel, of the CNEWA Canada office, describes 5 regions where CNEWA works in this week's "Take Five."

A Special Visitor from India
Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Pathanamthitta, left, visits with Msgr. John Kozar at CNEWA's New York office. (photo: Erin Edwards)

Picture of the Day: Place of Grace
Sister Lisi leads evening prayer in the chapel of Grace Home, with 2-year-old Chakara. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Saint's Legacy in India
Following the footsteps of St. Thomas, Indian pilgrims climb Mount Malayattur. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Second Chance at Life
family stands outside their home, which the prison ministry helped build, in Paracode, a village near Ernakulum. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Calm After the Storm
In this photo, captured in early 2006, a young boy watches the sunset in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

What is CNEWA? [VIDEO]
A video that takes a look at some of the people and places CNEWA serves.

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Picture of the Day: Happy to be Home
A resident of St. Anne's Orphanage in Trichur, Kerala, enjoys playtime. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Take Five: 5 Recipes from CNEWA's World
Five recipes unique to the regions and cultures in "CNEWA's World."

Picture of the Day: A Sister Caring for "Part of God's Family"
A member of the Daughters of Mary congregation in Pilankalai, Tamil Nadu, poses for a portrait. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Picture of the Day: Urbanization in Kerala
Kerala's rapid urbanization often leaves behind impoverished Dalit communities, such as this one in the rural south. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Going Green in Kerala
A worker cleans a wind-powered generator at the Renewable Energy Center in Mithradham, India’s first solar-powered educational facility. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: "Eager to Serve the Poor and Sick"
In this photo from 1998, novices of the Bethany community pray in their chapel near Kottayam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Musical Welcome
A marching band of special needs young adults welcomed Msgr. Kozar during his visit to the parish of St. Thomas in Kanamala, Kerala, India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Take Five: 5 Things to Know About Onam
What, exactly, is Onam? Glad you asked.

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Picture of the Day: Keralites Maintain Tradition in Mumbai
A dance group from Mumbai's Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy rehearse a traditional Keralite routine backstage at an annual festival. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Pentecost Continues
Msgr. John Kozar, top center, shares a joyful moment with the Vincentian Fathers of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in southern India. (photo: CNEWA)

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Picture of the Day: A Priest With Global Reach
Despite his busy schedule, Father Jose is always available to his parishioners. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Little Miracles
Children greet Msgr. Kozar on his visit to St. Anthony's Dayssadan, a home for children with physical disabilities run by the Preshitharam Sisters. (photo: John Kozar)

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Picture of the Day: One Day at a Time
Since attending Navachaithanya's detoxification program, the man above has stayed sober. He now runs a small farm, including the banana plantation pictured. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

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Picture of the Day: The Orphans of Trichur
The image shows some of the girls of St. Anne's Orphanage in Trichur, India.

Take Five: 5 CNEWA Cardinals
Pope Benedict XVI will create six new cardinals next month — including two with ties to CNEWA.

Picture of the Day: I Thirst
Children drink water from a well at their school in Kunkuri, Madhya Pradesh, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Threads of Life
In 2007, Sister Christian Molidor traveled to southern India.

Into the Deep: An Exhortation to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
On Saturday, 17 November, CNEWA’s president, Msgr. John E. Kozar, addressed a missionary conference in Delhi, India.

Picture of the Day: Welcome to India
Msgr. John Kozar paid a visit to Sister Lily and the Holy Family Asha Niwas Social Welfare Center in New Delhi, India.

Picture of the Day: Feast of Lights
The Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours in Thrissur, India, is decorated in colorful lights on 25 November for the annual feast marking the consecration of the church. (photo: CNS/Anto Akkara)

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Picture of the Day: Fearless Grace
Sister Jiji Puthuparambil, DDS, makes her nightly rounds in the female ward of Deivadan Center in Kerala, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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India Produces First Film About Jesus in Hindi
The six-hour epic was produced by Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra in Indore and will be broadcast nation-wide as a TV series.

Picture of the Day: A New Beginning
A mother and child and a sister and child stand in front of a picture of Christ at the Christina Center in Trichur, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: The "Untouchables"
Father John Ariekal leads a congregation of Dalits in Pappala in prayer. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: Visiting His Flock
Father Edison visits with one of the parishioners in a nearby village. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

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Picture of the Day: Daughters of Hope
The girls being cared for at St. Joseph's in Kerala look forward to a brighter future. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

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Picture of the Day: The Pope Reaches Out to India
Pope Benedict XVI presents a red hat to Syro-Malankara Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis of Trivandrum, India, during a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on 24 November. (photo: CNS/Paul Haring)

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Picture of the Day: In India, Sand Francis
A sand sculpture of the newly-elected Pope Francis, created by Indian artist Sudarshan Patnaik, adorns a beach in Puri, India, on 14 March. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

Picture of the Day: In India, Flames of Faith for Francis
Women hold candles and pictures of newly elected Pope Francis during a Mass of thanksgiving in his honor at a church in Kolkata, India, on 17 March. (photo: CNS /Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Young Pioneer
A child prays during liturgy in Santhithadam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: The Golden Years
Retired priests at St. Joseph’s Home in Chalakudy make time for recreational activities. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: Kerala's Daughters
Sisters who belong to India's Daughters of St. Thomas process at the beginning of the liturgy at their novitiate near Palai.

My Heroes
It's not every day you meet real life heroes. But I'd like to tell you about some I've met in my travels.

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Picture of the Day: "They Are Heroes"
In the current issue of ONE, Msgr. John E. Kozar reflects on the importance of religious sisters.

Picture of the Day: The Charism of Bethany
Novices of the Bethany community pray in their chapel near Kottayam, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: No Place Like Home
Mary Mathai and her son inspect their new home as it nears completion. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: An Oasis of Hope in Kerala
Arya Raghavan tends the cows at Mother Mary Home for Girls in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Reaping What They Sew
With direction from the sisters, women at Queen’s Garments have a chance to better their lives. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Prayer for the Homeless
Residents pray in the chapel of the Sacred Scripture Social Message Into Living Experience community or SSSMILE, in Vettikkuzi in southwestern India.

Picture of the Day: “God Loves Everyone”
Msgr. Kozar visits with children at St. Anthony's Dayssadan, a home for children with physical disabilities run by the Preshitharam Sisters in India. (photo: CNEWA)

Picture of the Day: A Place Called Mercy
A sister with her young friend at the John Paul II Peace Center in India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Mornings with Mary
Each day the boys at the Malankara Boys’ Home pause on the lawn to pray before a statue of the Virgin Mary before going to school. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: A Time to Dance
Some of the students at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Kerala, India find time not only to study but also to dance. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Drizzling and Dribbling
Boys from the Malankara Boys' Home decide not to let a little rain spoil a perfectly good game of soccer. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Learning to Serve
Anna Valavanal (left) and her sister, Irin, visit the Deivadan sisters and residents in Thankamany. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Energized by Prayer
In India, novices of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel gather for morning prayer. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Kicking Addiction
Recovering addicts attend a morning yoga class at the detoxification clinic in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

Picture of the Day: Evening Grace
In this image from 2010, sisters and patients gather for evening prayer at Grace Home, a home for HIV-infected children and patients in Trichur, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: Swept Away
A woman waits to board a boat as she returns to her village on 13 October after Cyclone Phailin hit the village of Sunapur in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. (photo: CNS/Adnan Abidi, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Hope in Hand
In Kerala, an elderly resident of St. Athony's House of Refuge recovers from an illness. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: Homework
Sister Bincy Joseph assists the girls with their homework. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Roof Over Their Heads
a family left homeless by the December 2004 tsunami settles in to a new house, thanks to CNEWA’s generous donors. (photo: Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: Passing On the Faith in Palayur
Godmothers in Palayur, India, get ready for group baptism on the ‘First Sunday.’ (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day:
“Confronting the Poverty of Our Brothers and Sisters”

In this image from 2010, Sister Shubba Poovattil visits with an elderly resident in Malayatoor, India, at a home devoted to caring for the “poorest of the poor.”

Picture of the Day: Hoping for a New Home in India
In this image from 2012, a mother and child in India who are Dalits, members of the so-called “untouchables,” look forward to moving into a new home. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Seeing Christianity in India Through a New Lens
Jose Jacob is a photographer based in India. He's covered several assignments for ONE, and wanted to share with our readers how that work has affected him.

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Picture of the Day: Continuing Education
Students gather in front of St. John’s Lower Primary School, where Archbishop Joseph Kundukulam had his early education. (photo: Jose Jacob)

Picture of the Day: Seeing Double
Some of the more than 500 sets of twins are seen on 19 June taking part in the feast of Sts. Gervasis and Prothasis.

Picture of the Day: Left Behind
Yesterday, our daily news summary noted the phenomenon of nurses leaving Kerala for better salaries abroad.

Picture of the Day: What’s for Lunch?
A senior chef and his students at the Naipunya Institute proudly exhibit their entrees. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: The Body of Christ
Father Paul Achandy offers the Eucharist to patients at the Amala Hospital in Trichur, India. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Meeting India’s Dalit Christians
Mahinder Singh sits with neighbors in their tiny village of Gangapar (photo: John Matthew)

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Picture of the Day: Dry Wall
In Gangapar, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a brick house protects the children of Jasvir Singh from floods. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: In Treatment in Kerala
Men gather for class in Navachaithanya, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center established in 1991 by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Irinjalakuda, in Kerala. (photo: Cody Christopulos)

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Picture of the Day: A Watershed Parish
A girl collects water outside of the 300-square-foot open shed serving as St. Alphonsa Church, the newest parish in the Eparchy of Bijnor, in northern India. (photo: John Mathew)

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Waves of Destruction:
Remembering the Tsunami, 10 Years Later

CNEWA’s program director Thomas Varghese, describes what he experienced during the 2004 Indian tsunami.

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Picture of the Day: She’s Just Ducky
A sister of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel, one of CNEWA’s partner organizations in India, feeds ducks in Aluva, India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Good Neighbors, Good Friends
A young girl leads her visually impaired classmates to their house in San Joe Puram in Faridabad, India. (photo: John Mathew)

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Picture of the Day: Remembrance and Redemption
Samundar Singh, left, pays tribute at a memorial ceremony for Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, whom he stabbed to death in 1995. (photo: M.L. Thomas)

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Picture of the Day: Moving Forward
Women in India have benefited from numerous initiatives of the village of San Joe Puram, including efforts to improve literacy, sanitation and water access. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Welcome to India
Catechumens greet CNEWA’s president Msgr. John Kozar on his recent pastoral visit to India. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Picture of the Day: Flowers of Faridabad
Girls tend to plants at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

Picture of the Day: Sisters in Short Supply
Young residents sit down for a meal at the Mother Mary Home for Girls, an orphanage run by Syro-Malabar Catholic Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Key Fundamentals
Students play basketball at San Joe Puram in the Faridabad district of the northern Indian state of Haryana. (photo: John Mathew)

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Picture of the Day: Visiting With Neighbors
Syro-Malabar Catholic Sisters speak with neighborhood women outside their convent in East Delhi’s Mandawali area in India. (photo: John Mathew)

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Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Indian Orthodox Church

Referred to as Thomas Christians, Christians of India traced their faith to St. Thomas the Apostle, who evangelized the south of India after his arrival in the year 52...

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Déjà Vu: Reporting on Violence Against Christians in India
Jose Kavi reflects on his experience of reporting on anti-Christian violence in India for more than 30 years.

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Picture of the Day: Reviving a Church
A construction worker examines the remaining damage to St. Sebastian’s Church in Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. (photo: Jose Jacob)

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Picture of the Day: Securing Sanctuary
Under police protection, workers rebuild St. Sebastian Church in Dilshad Garden, New Delhi. (photo: Jose Jacob)

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Picture of the Day: Starting Anew in India
Father Francis Eluvathingal performs a wedding ceremony at the Jyotis Care Center in Navi Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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Picture of the Day: Hands-On Instruction
Ambili Elias, a teacher at Ashabhavan, helps three students with their daily lessons. (photo: Jose Jacob)

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Picture of the Day: Crafts and Cheer
Students at Ashabhavan tackle a variety of arts and crafts projects. (photo: Jose Jacob)

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Picture of the Day: The Most Important Meal of the Day
A student at Ashabhavan (“House of Hope”) enjoys breakfast. (photo: Jose Jacob)

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Picture of the Day: Join Us!
Young sisters are seen joking and laughing as they walk near their convent in Bharanaganm, Kottayam, Kerala, India. India is facing new challenges in trying to attract young people to religious life. (photo: John Mathew)

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Picture of the Day: Serving Idukki’s Children
Sreya Maria Therese attends Ashabhavan — a school for children with special needs, administered by the Sacred Heart Sisters — in Rajakkad, in the Idukki district of Kerala. (photo: Jose Jacob)

‘Trying to Bring the Good News of Jesus
Where He Has Never Been Known’

CNEWA's president Msgr. John E. Kozar recently completed a pastoral visit to northern India, and it's attracted some attention in the Catholic press.

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Picture of the Day: Incredible India
Students perform at The Infant Jesus School in Dwaraka, India.

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Picture of the Day: Easter in the East
Children in Bangalore, India, hold Easter eggs on 16 April. (photo: CNS/Jagadeesh Nv, EPA)

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Picture of the Day: Caring for Kids in Cochin
A student greets a visitor at a school for children with special needs in Koonammavu, a suburb of Cochin, in Kerala. (photo: John E. Kozar)

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Picture of the Day: A Colorful Procession
ndian Christians line up for a procession to celebrate the feast of St. Sebastian in Marayoor, in the state of Kerala. (photo: Don Duncan)

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Picture of the Day: Seminar Sister
Sister Femily Jose of the Sisters of the Destitute leads a self-help group in a village in eastern Kerala. (photo: Don Duncan)

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Picture of the Day: Preparing the Feast in India
A chef displays ingredients and Keralite specialties prepared by chefs at Naipunnya Institute of Management and Information Technology. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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from CNEWA Connections

CNEWA Success
(From CNEWA Connections February 2012)


(From CNEWA Connections NOVEMBER 2012)