- Jan 24, 2020
Though many Catholics tend to associate missionaries with Europeans or Americans serving in the developing world, this 79-year-old Japanese nun who gave her life to India’s poor and children with special needs shows that a missionary heart can open up anywhere.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India, a member of Pope Francis’s “C9” council of cardinal advisers from around the world, said during a thanksgiving Mass for her sainthood on Sunday, “Her life is a testimony of truth and humble service. She chose not to be the last, but the servant of the last.”
To design a logo for a big Catholic event, you want someone who’s both faithful and plugged into the culture. For the canonization of Mother Teresa, organizers found Karen Vaswani, a Mumbai-based Catholic graphic designer who plays keyboards and vocals in a jazz, pop, and retro band called “Rockin’ Marmalade.”
MUMBAI, India — From the beginning, Pope Francis has said he dreams of a “poor Church for the poor,” a community where downtrodden people who otherwise stand at the peripheries of the world are, for once, where the action is. If that’s what this pope wants, he’ll probably never do
MUMBAI, India – Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. in St. Michael’s Church in Mumbai, thousands of people crowd the large urban shrine for a weekly prayer before an image of the Virgin Mary under the title “Our Lady of Perpetual Help,” which tradition holds is capable of working miracles for