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Dear brothers and sisters, and the viewers of this web site Barkur.com, 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:- www.stthomasap.org).

I Hope and pray this column "Spiritual Corner" will inspire many viewers of our Barkur.com 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 Barkur.com web site.


Fr. Joseph Anthony Andrade

1.Losses one button = so what ?                          Oh ! my pants will fall down.
 

2. Gets Zero in Exam = next time it wonít                Zero ! (cry, cry, cry).
 
be less than that. 
 

3. Falls off  the chair = after all I Ďm in                     What a dirty chair !
   in the house.
 

4. Breaks his hand = after all I didnít loose             What will I do without my hand?
   my life.
 

5. Got headache =that proves I have a head.         What a damn head I have.
 

6. Dal and rice = great for a change                        Dal and rice !!
 

7. Mommy shouts = nobody on the street                 Even my mommy shouts.
   shouted.
 

8. Pot broke = only mommy will shout.                     My mommy will shout.
 

9.Worm in onion = so what ! itís only a worm      Oh my God ! we canít use it now.
 
 not a snake!
 

10.House is damaged = so what ! we can                Oh ! the house is damaged, someday 
  repair it! 
                                                              
 it may fall apart and we'll be the street.
 

11.Page is torn = so what ! we can tape it.              Oh ! the page is torn, we canít
                                                                                   read what is written in it.

 

12.The story is over = at least I enjoyed it.             Oh ! how boring ! the story is over. 

 

My dear brothers  and sisters  and the viewers of this  web site www.barkur.com,  Do you want to be an OPTIMIST or a PESSIMIST ?.    Decide for yourself. It   all  depends on you how you live  your life. God bless you.

Fr. Joseph Anthony Andrade

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