from ONE

Guiding Light
by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine May 2007)
India’s Sisters of the Destitute heal the poor and isolated

House of Blessings
by Christian Molidor, R.S.M. and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine March 2007)
Southern India’s Nirmala Dasi Sisters offer solace and care

Witnesses to a Poor Christ
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East March – April 2001)
India’s Malabar Missionary Brothers lead a simple life, following in the footsteps of St. Francis.

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
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.

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.

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.

Changing Lives in Northern Kerala
by Sean Sprague and Jomi Thomas
(From ONE magazine November 2007)
A Syro-Malabar charity reaches the poor in remote Kerala

Prison Ministry In Kerala
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2006)
Ex-convicts get their lives back on track in India

Twin Saints, Twin Churches
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2002)
Two neighboring churches in India share the Christian spirit – and the same plot of land.

Lifting Literacy in Uttar Pradesh
text by Lark Ellen Gould
photographs by Ilene Perlman
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
In northeastern India, the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church works to educate an impoverished people.

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

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

Waste Is Wealth
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine July 2008)
A Catholic initiative to fight poverty and manage waste

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

‘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

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

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

Santhithadam: Kerala’s Brave New Frontier
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Remote Indian valley is now home to a band of Christian pioneers

Multiform Mission
by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2003)
From the Secretary General

Ancient Christians, Modern Mission
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Southists in Kerala, India, merge past and present.

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.

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.

Indian Energizers
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East November – December 2000)
In a land of more than one billion, the sisters of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel adjust their tireless work to the changing needs of the time.

Healing Kerala’s Health Care
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
The church fills gaps in India’s admired health care system

Tried and True Traditions of Kerala’s Christians
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2001)
India’s Eastern Christians practice rites and rituals that blend India’s ancient culture and Syrian Christian tradition.

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.

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.

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.

Getting Ahead
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East March 1993)
Msgr. Stern discusses the significance of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’s elevation to the rank of an archiepiscopal church.

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.

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.

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.

A Church of Their Own
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE January 2012)
Migrants from Kerala build church and community in Mumbai

from News

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.

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.

from Eastern Christian Churches

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

from Blog Content

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: 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)

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: 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: 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: 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: Service in Dialogue With Truth and Love
Cardinal George Alencherry discusses the growth of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church while visiting CNEWA's New York offices.

Picture of the Day: Prayer Is a Part of Culture
Staff and patients attend the evening liturgy at the Amala Hospital chapel in Trissur, Kerala. (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)

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: Giving Back
Kirti Lawrence, a resident of the Ashraya Home, prays the rosary. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

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

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

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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: 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)

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)

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: 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: 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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90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Rev. Francis Eluvathingal

The Rev. Francis Eluvathingal, a Syro-Malabar priest, helps migrants stay connected to their faith.

A Visitor from Australia:
‘We Are a Very Young Church’

Yesterday, the bishop of a young eparchy in Australia stopped by for a visit, and had a chance to share his thoughts about the unique challenges his church faces Down Under.