from ONE

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine January 2007)
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Kerala’s Daughters
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Resilience and courage motivate Kerala’s Daughters of St. Thomas

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
The Indian Orthodox Church

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas
by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Tracing the apostle’s evangelical mission in south India

New World Children of St. Thomas
text by Leanne Arcuri
photographs by Maria Bastone
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2003)
The “constant explanation” has followed India’s Christians to the United States

Coconuts and Bishops
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2002)
Ecumenical advances from the heart of India’s Bible Belt.

Once Again, Syro-Malabar Yogam
by Father Andrews Thazhath
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1999)
A maturing church, reaching back to its ancient roots meets to address its present-day challenges.

The Heirs of St. Thomas
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
India’s Thomas Christians maintain the memory of the apostle who arrived on India’s shores more than 1,500 years ago.

A Spiritual Homecoming
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1994)
The history of the small but dynamic Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India.

The Right of Rites
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1991)
Christians in India continue to strengthen and support their growing churches.

Seeing Is Believing
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From Catholic Near East April 1991)
Msgr. Stern learns of the tradition of St. Thomas in India.

A Church of Their Own
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE January 2012)
Migrants from Kerala build church and community in Mumbai

from News

Kerala Parish Offers Incentives to Families
Catholic News Service (1 September 2011)
KALPETTA, India (CNS) — A parish in India’s Kerala state has instituted incentives to encourage families to have more children amid worries that the Catholic population in the area has begun to drop.

Pope Urges India’s Bishops to Evangelize
Catholic News Service (20 September 2011)
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Despite challenges, hardship and trials, Catholics in India must continue to evangelize, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Earthquake in India
Catholic News Service (21 September 2011)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An Indian bishop expressed concern that landslides block relief efforts in the mountainous border region of India and Nepal that suffered a magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

Keralite Nun and Advocate of Tribal Rights Killed
Catholic News Service (17 November 2011)
NEW DELHI (CNS) — Church leaders in Kerala state have expressed shock and outrage over the killing of Sister Valsa John, who campaigned for tribal rights in eastern India.

In Israel, Indian Catholics Celebrate With Leaders
Catholic News Service (2 March 2012)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — At the entrance to St. Saviour Church, Aloysious Leone and women in traditional Indian dress gathered around Trivandrum Archbishop Mari Soosa Pakiam to ask his blessing and kiss his ring.

CNEWA President on Indian Vocations
Catholic News Service (16 March 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India’s two Eastern Catholic communities are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

St. Thomas Pilgrims in India
Catholic News Service (5 April 2012)
MALAYATTOOR, India (CNS) — When doctors recommended a second heart surgery for Joseph Kudiassery in 1999, the penniless fishermen was at his wit’s end.

Bishops in India Promote Green Energy
Catholic News Service (15 June 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The Catholic Church in Kerala state has adopted a new conservation policy to help fight a “looming environment crisis.”

Religious Strife in India
Catholic News Service (24 August 2012)
BANGALORE, India (CNS) — The government of Assam state has sought church support to help victims of the conflict between ethnic Bodos and Muslim migrants that has left at least 80 dead and more than 400,000 homeless.

from Eastern Christian Churches

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

The Thomas Christians

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Passage to India
The Syro-Malabar Church in Palayur, Kerala features the largest statue of St. Thomas in the world, and depicts the boat landing where he arrived in India. (photo: Sean Sprague)

In the Footsteps of St. Thomas: Daughters and Sisters
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of the third day of his pastoral visit to India.

"You're Welcomed with Big Smiles"
CNEWA President Msgr. John E. Kozar spoke with Catholic News Service recently about his pastoral visit to India.

Picture of the Day: Meet the Spice Girls
Workers at Orient Spice Company clean raw turmeric before processing. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Awakening the Senses in Cochin
Workers at a spice factory in Cochin clean cloves before processing. Cochin is the hub of Kerala's spice trade. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Saint's Legacy in India
Following the footsteps of St. Thomas, Indian pilgrims climb Mount Malayattur. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Giving Back
Kirti Lawrence, a resident of the Ashraya Home, prays the rosary. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: “We Find Jesus’ Wounds in Works of Mercy”
Sister Lovely Kattumattam enjoys a laugh with a resident at Ashraya Old Age Home outside Mumbai, India — the land first evangelized by the apostle St. Thomas. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Passing On the Faith in Palayur
Godmothers in Palayur, India, get ready for group baptism on the ‘First Sunday.’ (photo: Jose Jacob)

Seeing Christianity in India Through a New Lens
Jose Jacob is a photographer based in India. He's covered several assignments for ONE, and wanted to share with our readers how that work has affected him.

Picture of the Day: Land of Spices and Saints
Shrine of St. Thomas in India