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St Brendan the Navigator – Lives of Saints

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 17, 2014

St Brendan the Navigator

Quick Bios

Born:  c. 484

Died: c. 577

Feast: 16 May

Patronage: sailors, travelers, whales and dolphins


 As with many saints from the golden years of Christianity in Ireland, there is little that we know for certain about St Brendan. The tales about Brendan are so remarkable, however, that the person behind the legend must have been equally remarkable. He has become one of Ireland’s best known saints.

He is believed to have been born in the port of Fenit near Tralee in County Kerry in the year 484, and to have been ordained a priest in 512.  For twenty years or so he built monastic cells around Ardfert and Mount Brandon. He then set sail with some companion monks on an epic seven-year journey in search of Paradise, as described in the ninth century story of The Voyage of St Brendan the Navigator. There has even been some speculation that Brendan managed to sail his leather-clad boat all the way to America and back.

Upon his return he founded more monasteries and travelled through Wales and up to Iona in Scotland. He founded a monastery at Clonfert in Galway around the year 559. Legend says that this community had at least three thousand monks, and that their Rule was dictated to Brendan by an angel.

He died around 577 at Annaghdown in Galway and was later buried in Clonfert Cathedral in County Galway, which is now in the care of the Church of Ireland.

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Abhishekagni 043, Kaval Malaghamar Guardian Angels

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 14, 2014

കാവൽ മാലാഖമാർ

അഭിഷേകാഗ്നി 43 : ഫാ. സേവിയർ ഖാൻ വട്ടായിൽ

Abhishekagni 043 : Kaval Malaghamar

Guardian Angels

Fr Xavier Khan Vattayil

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ITHA ITHA YEE ALTHARAYIL, Super hit Malayalam Devotional Song

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 14, 2014

ഇതാ ഇതാ ഈ അൾത്താരയിൽ…


  Super hit Malayalam Devotional Song

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Nin Danam Njan Anubhavichu, Malayalam Christian Devotional Song

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 14, 2014

നിൻ ദാനം ഞാൻ അനുഭവിച്ചു…  നിൻ സ്നേഹം ഞാൻ രുചിച്ചറിഞ്ഞു…

Nin Danam Njan Anubhavichu, Malayalam good old Christian Devotional Song

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Nagma, Bollywood Actress Testimony to Jesus Christ in English & Tamil

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 14, 2014

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Homily by Fr Bill Grimm 2014 May 11

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 9, 2014

Often we sheep are to blame for being led astray by bad shepherds. The sheep of whom Jesus speaks in the Gospel can tell the difference between their own good shepherd and a bad one. We are not always so discerning.

Fourth Sunday of Easter (A)

John 10:1-10

1 ‘In all truth I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a bandit.

2 He who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock;

3 the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out.

4 When he has brought out all those that are his, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice.

5 They will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not recognise the voice of strangers.’

6 Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he was saying to them.

7 So Jesus spoke to them again: In all truth I tell you, I am the gate of the sheepfold.

8 All who have come before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep took no notice of them.

9 I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture.

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill a

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Bible Animation Stories for Kids

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 8, 2014

Simple Bible Animation Stories for Kids & Students

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Poem in Loving Memory of Rev Bro. George Kuttiyani MCBS

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 7, 2014

Lyrics: Sebastian Ezhuplackal MCBS

Recited by: Mathews Payyappilly MCBS

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Nalla Mathave Mariye, Vanakkamasam Song Lyrics

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 6, 2014

നല്ല മാതാവേ മരിയേ (വണക്കമാസ ഗീതം)

നല്ല മാതാവേ, മരിയേ!

നിമ്മല യൂസേപ്പിതാവെ!

നിങ്ങളുടെ പാദ പങ്കജത്തിൽ

ഞങ്ങളെ വച്ചിതാ കുമ്പിടുന്നേൻ.


ആത്മ ശരീരേന്ദ്രിയങ്ങളായ

ധീസ്മരണാദി വശങ്ങളെയും

പോയതുമുള്ളതും മേലിലേതും

കണ്ണുതിരിച്ചു     കടാക്ഷിച്ചതിൽ

തണ്യതു സർവമകറ്റിക്കൊണ്ട്       

പുണ്യമായുള്ളതു   കാത്തവറ്റാൽ

ധന്യരായ് ഞങ്ങളെയാക്കീടുവിൻ.


മുമ്പിനാൽ ഞങ്ങളെ കാത്തുവന്ന

തുമ്പം തരും ദുഷ്ട പാതകരാം

ചൈത്താന്മാർ ഞങ്ങളെ കാത്തീടുവാൻ

ചത്താലും ഞങ്ങൾക്കതിഷ്ടമല്ല.


ആ ദുഷ്ടർ ഞങ്ങളെ കാത്തീടുകിൽ

ഹാ! കഷ്ടം ഞങ്ങളെ ദുഷ്ടരാക്കി

ഇമ്പം കാണിച്ചു പ്രിയം വരുത്തി

പിമ്പവർ ഞങ്ങളെ   നാശമാക്കും.


അയ്യോ മാതാവേ പിതാവേ അവറ്റെ

അയ്യായിരം കാതം ദൂരമാക്കി

ഞങ്ങളെ കൈകളിൽ താങ്ങിക്കൊണ്ടു

നിങ്ങളുടെ പുത്രനു ചേർത്തുകൊൾവിൻ.



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Third Sunday of Easter, Homily by Fr Bill Grimm 2014 May 4

Posted by Fr Nelson Madathikandam MCBS on May 6, 2014

We share the Eucharist, and in that sacrament we know that the Lord is with us on all our roads, at all our tables. Then, we go to share that Good News with all. A Christian’s encounter with Jesus is always meant for the sake of others.

Third Sunday of Easter (A)

Luke 24:13-35

13 Now that very same day, two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem,

14 and they were talking together about all that had happened.

15 And it happened that as they were talking together and discussing it, Jesus himself came up and walked by their side;

16 but their eyes were prevented from recognising him.

17 He said to them, ‘What are all these things that you are discussing as you walk along?’ They stopped, their faces downcast.

18 Then one of them, called Cleopas, answered him, ‘You must be the only person staying in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have been happening there these last few days.’

19 He asked, ‘What things?’ They answered, ‘All about Jesus of Nazareth, who showed himself a prophet powerful in action and speech before God and the whole people;

20 and how our chief priests and our leaders handed him over to be sentenced to death, and had him crucified.

21 Our own hope had been that he would be the on

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