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Dear brothers and sisters, and the viewers of this web site, I am Fr. Joseph Anthony Andrade better  known as Fr. Tony Andrade. I was born and brought up in Barkur. My primary education was in Barkur. In 1980 I joined the seminary to become priest and was ordained to the Holy Order of priesthood on the 19th of December, 1992. I served a short period of time in Bangalore (India) and then went to the USA to serve in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the state of Minnesota. Presently I am the parish priest of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church located in St. Paul, Minnesota (visit our web site:-

I Hope and pray this column "Spiritual Corner" will inspire many viewers of our web site. As all of us know the need of spirituality in our daily life. We walk our faith journey trusting in God our creator and we are certain one day we will meet our creator God in Heaven. Meanwhile here on earth we need good insights to enlighten our minds and hearts in our spiritual life. in this column I will write articles which will be short and precise that may help our interested viewers to reflect on their own spirituality. I welcome others also to share their articles and reflections. This column is open to all the faith denominations. What is important is that we inspire each other on our own spiritual journey.

My sincere thanks to Kishoo de Barkur, the designer of this beautiful web site, and for giving me this opportunity to share my thoughts and reflection on our web site.

Fr. Joseph Anthony Andrade

I hope many of you  regular viewers of the web site  had an opportunity to read or glimpse at  my article on “How often do you pray?”  What would be your answer? Some might  answer  “I’m very busy”  or  “I’ve no time to pray”. Here I have something for you to reflect on everyday as you walk your faith journey.

         NO TIME, NO TIME


I knelt to pray; but not for long,

I had too much to do;

Must hurry off and get to work,

For bills would soon be due.


And so I said a hurried prayer,

Jumped up from off my knees;

My Christian duty now was done,

my soul could be at ease.


All through the day I had no time,

To speak a word of cheer,

No time to speak of Christ to friends,

They’d laugh at me I feared.


No time, no time, too much to do,

that was my constant cry.

No time to give to those in need,

At last ‘twas time to die.


And when before the Lord I came,

I stood with downcast eyes,

Within His hands he held a Book,

It was the “Book of Life”.


God looked into His Book and said,

“Your name I cannot find,

I once was going to write it down,

But never found the time”.


Fr. Tony Andrade










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