Virtual Bible Visits to Families


During this pandemic period, the Daughters of St. Paul of our Bandra community, Mumbai, decided to do something new and different, in keeping with the signs of the times. In cooperation with the pastor and pastoral council of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Girgaum, they visited the families of the parish by means of “Virtual Bible Days.”

The circumscription’s novices helped the professed sisters provide formative input during or after Mass, as well as quizzes on the Bible and on St. Teresa of Avila. They also screened a short film about her life. Pauline editions and religious articles were made available to the families so as to nurture this formation.

In his thank-you speech, the pastor said it was the first time a virtual visit to families had taken place–not only in his parish, but throughout the Archdiocese. He said he received many messages from parishioners expressing their appreciation of the Pauline apostolate.

Recalling the words of Teresa of Avila, “Let nothing disturb or frighten you. All things pass; God alone is unchanging,” we are sure that the Lord has intensified the proclamation of his Word in the hearts of the members of St. Teresa Parish.