Entries by Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J

My New Jersey Visit

MY NEW JERSEY VISIT Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ Visit to New Jersey was not in my original plan. But the loving and insistent invitations from friends like Victor and Albina, Ketan and Ila, Jagdish Christian were more than tempting. Then, there was also the opportunity to meet many others friends whom I have known during […]

With Gujarati friends in Los Angelos, USA

WITH GUJARATI FRIENDS IN LOS ANGELOS, USA Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J. This has been an exceptional year for me; and what more, I am happy about it. I usually celebrate my birthday with my Jesuit community and friends at Ahmedabad. But this year, thanks to the insistence of my niece Mini and her husband and […]

With Friends and Nature

WITH FRIENDS AND NATURE Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J. Albert Einstein once said? Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. I experienced the truth of Einstein’s saying when I visited Yosemite National Park in California State, USA with three friends. The visit took me not only close to the nature but also […]

Shoes and other Footwear Thrown into Temple

SHOES AND OTHER FOOTWEAR THROWN INTO TEMPLE Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ I read in a Malayalam daily newspaper dated January 7, 2007 the story of shoes and other footwear being thrown into a temple from an adjoining Masjid at Palayam. I could not believe the story easily. So I read it a second time. The […]

Lifelong Single Life

LIFELONG SINGLE LIFE Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ In the bygone days young people hardly chose to live lifelong single life. In the ordinary run of life young men and women found a life-partner and formed a family. Some religious minded young men and women found the fulfillment of their lives in choosing to live single […]

The Example of a Donkey

THE EXAMPLE OF A DONKEY Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J. I believe that this story of a donkey is well known. I have heard it before. Recently I got it again through internet from a friend in U.S.A. I was deeply touched by the story. The story has a beautiful moral lesson to all of us […]

The Triveni Sangam

THE TRIVENI SANGAM (of Jews, Christians & Muslims) Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ Some years back in March 1979 during the presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) an international summit of three heads of states was held in USA. The summit known as Camp David was attended by three great men of history. They signed the “Treaty […]

Pledge to Protect the Enviornment

PLEDGE TO PROTECT THE ENVIORNMENT Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ “We pledge that we shall, at all times, protect and preserve our planet and will not, in thought, word or action, endanger or destroy the environment. Let us together cherish an earth on which we can live long, healthy lives and enjoy fully her boundless beauty […]

The Curse of Hunger and Malnutrition

The Curse of Hunger and Malnutrition Fr Varghese Paul, S.J. Though more than half a century has passed since India got independence the starvation deaths and wide-spread malnutrition are sad realities even today! Recently daily newspapers and the audio-visual media have highlighted the death of 11 children due to malnutrition and hunger in the Dongriguda […]

The Teachers are the Key to Education

The Teachers are the Key to Education Fr Varghese Paul, S.J. Recently on the occassion of India’s 58th Independence Day a fortnightly from Chennai, THE NEW LEADER, published a cover story on ‘Suggestions to Manmohan Singh’. The New Leader asked some eminent persons of different walks of life for ‘Ten Suggestions to the Prime Minister.’ […]