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Monday, February 18, 2019

Be Not Afraid: Reflections by Prayer Aid

I hereby command you; Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.         Joshua 1:9
On my way back from Canada on 18th Sept. our flight could not land due to an accident at Mumbai airport.  We were diverted to Hyderabad (South of India) where the situation was chaotic – no one had any information for us – and no airline staff was available to guide us.  I was worried, hungry, thirsty and tired.  This vs kept coming to mind and I kept saying to Him, “I AM terrified, I do not know what to do, but I choose to trust you”  6 and half hours later we were called into the airport and given a flight home to Mumbai.  I could pick up only one bag, and one lost bag was sent home to me 2 days later in good condition.  Fear and anxiety are powerful feelings but it is precisely in these moments that the Lord wants us to trust Him – He has a time for everything, and He will work it out according to His time.  Let us surrender our situation to Him and pray for the fruit of patience to be able to wait in faith.

(Thanks to Jane Pimenta for this enlightening story about how we should trust God unconditionally.  Excellent).  New World

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Powerful Prayer forwarded by Jane Pimenta of Prayer Aid

Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as given to Brother Barnabas Nwoye, by Jesus Himself, along with the chaplet of the Precious Blood and asked him to make them known to all.
Prayer to Vanquish Satan and his Agents.  (given to Barnabas on 5th Jul 1998)
All you great numerous enemies; the enemy of the Holy death of my Master Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary; the prince of darkness and iniquity, the father of all liars; I stand on the death of my Master Jesus Christ and offer His pains, wounds, and the Precious Blood of His left hand to the Eternal Father for your downfall, your destruction and your scourging.  Amen.   Precious Blood of my Master Jesus Christ – reign in me and in the lives of all men.  Amen.

Feature: “Journalist of the Decade for New World: Sr Elsie Baby

Sr Elsie Baby, as a writer and contributor is one of the icons of New World.  For a long time, she has graced this website with flair and fidelity.  

She can resource excellent materials in the blog from humour to pictures to meaningful articles.  She is a gem of a writer and blogger.  Sr Elsie Baby, thanks for your contributions to New World.  You have made our website colourful and vibrant, as well as our contributors.  Although you shine before us!  

Sr Elsie Baby “Journalist of the Decade” for New World 

Without love---nothing. "Cor 13"

Hustle and bustle of life makes us sometimes forget one thing ---love.  It becomes a cliche---I love this, I love that❤️

BUT wait...we are talking about love for one's neighbour.  Tell me about that!  It's not easy at all to love that nagging wife, that philandering husband, that traitor friend, that gossiper, that rude staff on the counter, that annoying co-worker!  Love is not possible if it's not grounded in God.

When we become closer to our beloved God, we are the one who change; we become more trusting, more patient, more compassionate and we begin to realise that those people needs prayers for them to have change of hearts and ways.

We can't change the world ourselves, many tried but failed.  We can only pray and those little prayers when done by many is like an avalanche that strikes the heart of God.  We can praise God among ten people but if most communities praise God at the same time, it multiplies and God will dwell among the praises of His people.  Then, slowly, our places becomes better place to live in because we have done what we are meant to do!

Praise God all the time!  Praise God forever, then love will dwell in our hearts for GOD is LOVE...

Let us pray today that the Lord will give us a heart which loves to praise and thank God for all things in good times or bad times.  Lord, give us a loving heart with fair justice and truth.  Through the intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the angels and saints.  In Jesus Holy Name. Amen.


                                       MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US!
                          ("BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG
                          WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE
                          FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB---ST
                          ELIZABETH")  THANKS TO FB.





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(The attached is our ARIANNA'S Poem. Arianna is a 9 year old
writer at the time she wrote her poems (now older) who has published two short stories in our New World
already. She has written the following poem on her own and it
is below without any editing, except the spelling.

Happy Mothers Day!



You are as sweet as an Easter Bunny
And Your hugs are so fluffy
You smell like daisies and the best part
is when you are with me
And I am with you
You fly in your imagination like a butterfly
You land on a flower.
You get nectar from the flower you go into your coccoon
When it stops, there is a rainbow in the sky
I see unicorns on the rainbow

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Art work: Abraham G

(This poem touches our hearts. It depicts the love of Arianna for her Mum, Dr Anisha Kurian-Philip. A very promising poet! Brilliant!) New World



( Our popular and distinguished writer Sr.Elsie Baby has given the readers of "New World" a very..very..nice story.After reading this,please share this beautiful story to your friends and relatives who live any where in the World....Please...thank you)New World
Too good not to share............
A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island. The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, there was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.
Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming,
"Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them," the first man answered. "His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything."

"You are mistaken!" the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings."

"Tell me," the first man asked the voice, "what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?" "He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us. This is too good not to share... My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered. Be blessed. "What you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself" This was shared with me by a friend, I hope you will share with your friend!

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted: Ps 34, Reflection by Maria Cassia

“I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth, My soul makes its boast in the Lord, let the humble hear and be glad.  O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his Name together...The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are open to their cry.  The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.  When the righteous cries for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.  The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. (Ps 34:1-4, 15-18).

As we look at our world, we sometimes wonder why evil people seem to proliferate.  Upon deeper recollection, we will see that they do not.  Murderers can run free for a while but later are caught and punished.  Liars are taken to court, slanderers are sued and tried.  Yes, no one escapes the law.  It may take some time, but wicked people goes to ruin.

The demise of the wicked deeds happens because of God’s justice which is alongside His mercy for the broken-hearted.  The homeless are close to God’s heart.  Jesus was born in a manger in a stable!  The Holy Family feels how it is to be rejected.

How about the depressed people?  God is close to their hearts, that’s why there are social workers to assist them.  When they are oppressed, God is in their midst.  He saves the crushed in spirit. He sends His angels around them and generally good people to assist them.  But, we have to cry for help because the Lord respects our choice.  Doing good is the right choice.  We fail, yet we follow Him.  “Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and all will be added unto you.”



TARA IS IN LOVE: Short Story by Cynthia Abegail

I am bewildered by my friend Tara.  She is extraordinary intelligent, with a good heart but I do not know why she has this kind of face, although it really does not matter.  She has some crooked teeth,
with so many pimples that you may have seen already Mars in perspective.  Joke only!  She wears this big glasses worn by weird nerds.  I told her to at least get trendy spectacles but she just love those glasses.

One day, I saw her in a pensive mood!  "Hi Tara, what's up?"  She has not heard me or even sense my presence.  I shrieked, "Tara, how are you?"  Then she awakened and said, "Why are you shouting at me?"  I answered, "Oh, I was just waking you up, you seem to be in a trance."  Then suddenly, she giggles, " Oh, I am going to faint, do you know Daniel?"  I said, "Yes, why not?  He is the most handsome person in this college.  Why, don't tell me..."  Tara was starry-eyed and said, "Yes, oh yes,
I only had three-hours sleep.  I can picture his face in my mind!"  I exclaimed, "Tara, have you gone out of your mind?  If you had said, you had a crush on Edwin, that's fine,...but Daniel,... Oh be realistic for crying out loud!  But she was deaf.  When Daniel passed, she seemed to be a vine cluttering up and said, "Hi Daniel!  (giggles).  I am really embarrassed, hmm.

The next day, she was crying.  "Why, what happened?"  She sobbed, "I saw Daniel with Gemma, that 
dumb brunette!  "Oh well, not surprising! , I said.  She went ballistic, "Are you for me, are we friends?"  I consoled her and I said, "Open your eyes please.  I love you as a friend but you have to keep your feet on the ground.  Just look at Edwin, he likes you so much."

The following day, Edwin passed and smiled at Tara.  Tara responded, "Edwin, I just can't figure out this calculus equation, please help me.  Edwin responded, "Easy!  I will solve that if you promise to have lunch with me today at the canteen.  Tara's eyes have a new sparkle!  I whispered, "Tara is in love again, then I left them and will find my crush, Raphael!  Tara is in love, so am I!

All rights reserved:  Cynthia Abegail

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Aboard one's life, not perfect and stray,
All fall short and miss the mark at bay
No other gods before me, no idols lay
Thine commandment at Sinai I weigh...
Forgive me Lord, sometimes weak---

As the eyes and heart revel so bleak,
Gaze at fanciful reality, icing so sweet
Promises illusions, then feast not fast!
Swirled by the breeze of raw devotion,

Blinded by reverie, starlight oblivion
Hid from the truth for it will set free,
A slave to a bondage that reels glee!
Only Thee is the vision of eternity--

With tears woke up dreams of vanity,
Thy love searched for me in gulley
Downtrodden on tracks and canny!
Only Thee is the First and the Last,

Should quest of life not wary and rust
Emblazon my heart, yet trip and cast
Coming back, thanks Lord at the dusk!

Hold my weary hands and boon heart,
Caught me as an eagle swoop at nest
Reddish wounds dried and then blest
Thine touch revives my spirit O' zest.
No more idols, no more flimsy views

No more gods, no more daring mews
Thine grace is enough, gifts so much
Thine love suffices, mercy and solace!
All rights reserved: Maria Cassia Austero

Beautiful Colour Hues: Picture


                               BUTCHARD GARDENS, VICTORIA,
                     D.C., CANADA!  GOD IS GOOD ALL
                     THE TIME; HE PROVIDES DELIGHT
                     FOR OUR SIGHT!  THANKS TO TOM
                     AND KATHIE.  NEW WORLD