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When tears started trickling down the face of a statue of Jesus Christ at a Catholic church in Mumbai last year, locals were quick to declare it a miracle. The Church of Our Lady of Velankanni became a site of pilgrimage and visitors began collecting the tears in bottles believing it to be holy water. […]


The recently elected Pope Francis I, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, chose the name ‘Francis’ in honour of one of his heroes (if Popes are allowed to have heroes), Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). Saint Francis is said, at one time in his life, to have had a deep fear of […]


Once upon a time, in the heart of a great Kingdom, lay a beautiful garden. And there in the cool of the day the Master of the Garden went to walk. Of all the occupants of the garden, the most beautiful and beloved was a gracious and noble Bamboo. Year after year the Bamboo grew […]