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God's Rosebud!

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A young saint(preacher) was walking with an older, more seasoned saint(Preacher) in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do,he was asking the older preacher for some advice.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.

The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.

But, because of his great respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact.

It wasn't long before he realized how impossible this was to do.

Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud without tearing it, the older preacher began to recite the following poem...

"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But, I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."

"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But, in my hands they die."

"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then, how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"

"So, I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step along the way."

"The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord and Savior knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."

Let go.... and let God unfold your life.

Mother Terisa

Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh)

In a world of knowledge explosion the need to update the fundamentals of one’s faith life has become a necessity. Men and women from different walks of life express the desire to enrich their faith life in consonance with the contemporary world and its challenges. The study of theology – seen till recently as meant only for the clergy or the religious – is becoming more popular with the lay faithful who see it as a right as well as a duty emerging from their Christian vocation. Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) is an attempt to respond to this quest, and is designed as a life-enrichment course in the Indian/Asian context.

The Jesuit-run Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, has been in the field of theological education for a century and a half. True to its name ‘Vidyajyoti’ (light of knowledge) aims at spreading the light of theology far and wide. The Second Vatican Council had a dream when it wrote: “Let the laity, therefore, diligently apply themselves to a more profound knowledge of revealed truth…” (LG, 35). Sharing in the same dream Vidyajyoti has initiated the new Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) primarily for the lay faithful. It welcomes all who desire to deepen their Christian faith, and search for avenues of deeper participation in the mission of the Church.

Rediscovering Rebirth and Discipleship in Baptism

Rajakumar Joseph SJ

Prize: Rs 350, (USD 15). Discount for DEPTh - Rs 250 (USD 12)

Upcoming contact classes


Venue: ArulKadal,
Date: January 05,2019
Time: 9.30 am to 4 pm


Venue :St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra
Date: February 9th, 2019
Time: 9.30 am to to 4.30 pm


Venue: Dhyan Ashram, Konchowki, West Bengal
Date : February 23, 2019
Time: 9.45 am to 4 pm


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Arul Kadal 136 (Old No.98) San Thome High Road
Chennai - 600 028
Phone: 044-24938389/ 24612268


St. Pius College Goregaon (E)
Mumbai – 400 063
Phone: 022 29270933


76 Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road
Kolkata – 700016
Mob: 08697126461


JDV Campus
Near Ramwadi
Pune- 411 014
Mob: 09096872278


C/O St. Stephen’s Church, Danapur Cantt.
Patna Dist - 801 502
Phone: 09430285251/ 09431009428


Arsande, P.O. Boreya
Ranchi - 835 240
Phone: 0651-2450304/3204513


Jnana Bharati
Christnagar P.O.
Varanasi - 221 003
Phone: 09454730878/ 09451860175

New Regional Centre

DEPTh has opened a new Regional Centre at Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Institute. Applicants from Malaysia may contact the Regional Centre. Please contact the DEPTh Office for further assistance.


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