Pavwallas

Celebrate Catholics June 30, 2018

Pavwallas

Image Source: liaisonwithalison Pavwallas. You’ve definitely heard of the word a zillion times. However, every Catholic happens to be called a pavwalla here. While you may address any Catholic as a pavwalla for convenience purposes, the truth might be otherwise. The word ‘Pavwallas’ is not just a word; it has a history of its own. Normally, […]

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Why Is Football So Popular with Today’s Catholic Youth

Celebrate Catholics May 30, 2018

Why Is Football So Popular with Today’s Catholic Youth

Let Sunday arrive, and you will find scores of Catholic youngsters, both millennials and youth, eagerly waiting to kick that football on the church grounds after Sunday mass. Yes, football in India has come a long way. In fact, it is easier to spot a youngster wearing a Manchester United or Barcelona team jersey (I […]

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10 Mindboggling Facts about Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper

Celebrate Catholics May 24, 2018

10 Mindboggling Facts about Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper

Image Source: wikimedia Each year on Maundy Thursday, the Catholic church reverently remembers the last meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples. The quintessential painting that depicts this scene is Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Mentioned below are few mindboggling facts about Da Vinci’s renowned masterpiece. (1) The subject matter wasn’t chosen by […]

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Top 3 Pilgrimage Shrines that Every Indian Catholic Must Visit

Celebrate Catholics May 2, 2018

Top 3 Pilgrimage Shrines that Every Indian Catholic Must Visit

Shrines play a pivotal role in the Catholic life of Southern India. Nearly all Catholic churches here have shrines both inside and in front. Pilgrimages and shrines are not merely populist phenomena, something that the rich and elite can afford to avoid. Devotees stop by them in a steady manner throughout the day, offering prayers […]

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Lorna Cordeiro: The Nightingale of Goa

Celebrate Catholics April 26, 2018

Lorna Cordeiro: The Nightingale of Goa

Image Source: indianexpress All Goans, both young and old, have, over the years, been enthralled and captivated by the melodious and sublime voice of Lorna, who is more affectionately known as the “Nightingale of Goa.” Let’s take a sneak peek into a glittering career, her most famous songs, and the legacy that she has left behind. […]

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Wilfy Rebimbus: The Undisputed King of Konkani Music

Celebrate Catholics April 26, 2018

Wilfy Rebimbus: The Undisputed King of Konkani Music

Wilfred Gerald Rebimbus was a legendary Konkani singer and lyricist. He was fondly called “Konkan Kogul,” which translates as “the nightingale of Konkani.” He was called lovingly as Wilfy by his fans. Till date, he remains one of the most loved and best Konkani singers. He was Mangalore’s musical legend. Wilfy was born in the […]

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5 Ways to Keep the Flame Burning in your Marriage

Celebrate Catholics April 9, 2018

5 Ways to Keep the Flame Burning in your Marriage

Whether you are a Goan, Mangalorean, East Indian or Anglo Indian, the marriage vows remain the same. The ultimate goal is also the same: keeping the romance alive. At times, this can feel quite challenging because unforeseen events always stumble on our paths. All of a sudden, 3-4 years have gone by, and you begin […]

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Diverse Facets of the Traditional Goan Wedding

Celebrate Catholics April 7, 2018

Diverse Facets of the Traditional Goan Wedding

The state of Goa has been governed by the Portuguese since the 16th century; therefore, the predominant religion is Roman Catholics here. The customs and traditions of Goan weddings are highly influenced by Christian culture. Similar to other parts of the world, Goan marriage rituals can be compartmentalised into pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding. 1. Pre-Wedding […]

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A Peek Inside the Traditional Mangalorean Catholic Wedding

Celebrate Catholics April 6, 2018

A Peek Inside the Traditional Mangalorean Catholic Wedding

Indian weddings are fun, grand, and completely awesome; however, nothing rivals the simple beauty and old-world charm of a Catholic wedding. From the solemn wedding ceremony to the post-wedding dance and frolic, Catholic weddings make news for all the right reasons. Let’s take a peek inside a traditional Mangalorean Catholic wedding. While a typical Roman […]

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All the Culture and Traditions of East Indians that You Wanted to Know

Celebrate Catholics April 5, 2018

All the Culture and Traditions of East Indians that You Wanted to Know

Image Source: mobaikar Background The East Indian community is a local, ethnic group of individuals residing in the city of Mumbai (previously known as Bombay). This group was the original inhabitants for centuries before the city was populated by people belonging to other ethnicities. The East Indian community predates both the Portuguese as well as British […]

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