from ONE

Keeping Up With the Times
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine January 2010)
Kerala’s churches cope with economic and social upheaval

by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
Chosen People

by Msgr. Archimandrite Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
Quo Vadis?

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.

Forming a Few Good Men
text by Dale Gavlak
photos: St. Peter’s Seminary
(From Catholic Near East July – August 2000)
In the face of many problems, Iraqi seminarians nevertheless pursue their vocations.

Following Christ in an Indian Way
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, known as the Bethany Sisters, work tirelessly in India.

Forming Coptic Catholic Priests
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
Forming priests at St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Seminary in Cairo, Egypt.

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.

Bridging Old and New Ukraine
text and photographs by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Spending Theophany with Ukrainian seminarians in Connecticut, the author learns of the changes in post-Communist Ukraine.

The Fulfillment of a Cherished Dream
by the Rev. Dr. Varghese Ottathengil
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Seminary in Trivandrum hasn’t had it easy, but it survives as an institution supporting a blended study of Christianity and Indian spirituality.

Answering the Call
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Petro Didula
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
Recently ordained priests rejuvenate Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church

A Life Transfigured
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East October 1991)
A thumbnail history of the colorful life of Princess Ileana of Romania.

photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
Excerpts from a report of a May field visit to Ethiopia by Catholic Near East Welfare Association staff.

From Withdrawal to Enthusiasm in Action
photographs by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
Religious formation begins with the deepening of faith, which continues to mature throughout active lives of service.

Axios! He Is Worthy
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos: courtesy of Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
Ordination to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic churches is an event marked by mystery and grace.

Chiara’s Calling
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
A young woman in Egypt prepares for her final profession as an Italian Elizabethine Sisters.

by Greg Kandra and Erin Edwards
(From ONE May 2012)
A ‘Good Shepherd’ to Suffering Women

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Picture of the Day: Sisters at the Well
Sisters of the Formation House of Medical Sisters of St. Joseph in Kothamangalam (Kerala, India) fill water buckets for the evening wash. (photo: Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.)

Picture of the Day: A Nun's Best Friend
Near Tibilisi, Georgia, Mother Ephemia plays with a dog belonging to the St. Tornike of Athos Monastery.

Picture of the Day: Seminarians in the Holy Land
Seminarian Sleiman Hassan, 24, from Fuhais, Jordan, prays after lighting a candle before mass in St. Joseph Parish in Jifna, West Bank. (photo: Debbie Hill)

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: Alternative Lifestyles
A nun prays outside of St. Mary Monastery in Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Take Five: 5 Facts About Electing A Pope
Father Elias Mallon shares some little-known details of papal elections through history.

Picture of the Day: Sisters in Short Supply
Young residents sit down for a meal at the Mother Mary Home for Girls, an orphanage run by Syro-Malabar Catholic Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Kerala. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Join Us!
Young sisters are seen joking and laughing as they walk near their convent in Bharanaganm, Kottayam, Kerala, India. India is facing new challenges in trying to attract young people to religious life. (photo: John Mathew)

CNEWA Connections:
What is Formation?
Part 1 — Priests and Religious

The current edition of ONE is focused (as the cover notes) on the subject of “Forming the Future,” so this is a good opportunity to explore just what that means and how “formation” figures in both the Church and the mission of CNEWA.

Where India Is Forming the Next Generation of Priests
In the current edition of ONE, writer Anubha George visits Indian seminaries where future priests are studying. Here, she offers some personal reflections on the assignment.

Picture of the Day: Doing More with Less in Ukraine
Sisters giving their all

Amir's Choice:
A Young Man in Egypt Answers the Call to the Priesthood

Compelling video from Egypt

Picture of the Day: Nurturing Seeds of Faith
Seminarians in Ukraine

Picture of the Day: Sharing the Good News in Ethiopia
Vocations in CNEWA's world

Picture of the Day: Vocations Bloom in India
Msgr. Kozar visits the Carmelites

Picture of the Day:
Seeking Ukrainian Catholic Vocations in the United States

A push for priests