Upon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too. His missionary expeditions took him far and wide and while travelling through the famous caravan route from Kodugalioor to MUpon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too. His missionary expeditions took him far and wide and while travelling through the famous caravan route from Kodugalioor to MUpon his visit to India St. Thomas visited Kurisumudy too
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The primary goal of spiritual direction is to help individuals grow in a personal relationship with God. Spiritual direction, or spiritual accompaniment, offers an opportunity to reflect upon what they want the focus or direction of their life to be. It also assists in exploring God’s seeming absence, and helps uncover areas that prevent an individual’s response to God’s presence.
It is here that the person can consider what God desires of them as an individual, and what hinders them from achieving that goal. In answering these issues, the question is then asked, “how can I realign my life?”.
Talking with a spiritual director enables the person to explore and consider these questions and take stock of where there are in life and articulate a realistic picture of their vision of their faith journey. It offers an opportunity to be listened to in a non-judgmental space, to discuss prayer life and to pay attention to God’s call on their life.
Spiritual direction helps a growth in deeper intimacy with God, and promotes the experience of greater inner freedom.
Malayattoor is located in the centre of Kerala. Cochin and Thrissur are equidistant from it. The picturesque village is easily accessible by road, rail or air.
Kalady (10 Km) and Angamaly are the nearest towns. Those coming from Kottayam take the direction from Kalady to Malayattoor. Those who come from Thrissur side eyther can take a division from Angamaly to Kurishumudy through Thuravoor and Manjapara or go to kalady and to malayattoor.
Those coming from Kothamangalam or Idukki side must drive to Perumbavoor, and may proceed through road towards Kalady and Malayattoor.
A declaration by the Pope as head of the Church that one of the deceased faithful lived a holy life and/or died a martyr's death and is now dwelling in heaven. As a process, the beatification consists of a years-long examination of the life, virtues, writings, and reputation for holiness of the servant of God under consideration. This is ordinarily conducted by the bishop of the place where he or she resided or died. For a martyr miracles worked through the person's intercession need not be considered in this primary process. The second, or Apostolic, process is instituted by the Holy See when the first process reveals that the servant of God practiced virtue in a heroic degree or died a martyr for the faith. Beatified persons are called "Blessed" and may be venerated by the faithful but not throughout the universal Church. (Etym. Latin beatificatio, the state of being blessed; from beatus, happy.)