Cornerstone Environment for

Spiritual Development

CESD is a Lay Intellectual-Spiritual Apostolate that promotes peace, reconciliation and 

understanding among people through Biblical and Sacramental Mysticism so that more people 

know, love, serve and glorify Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, and come to Trinitarian 


“If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink,” Jn 7:37

Dear Friend:

Greetings and a warm welcome to Cornerstone, a Lay Intellectual-Spiritual Apostolate! Here is a call to grow ascetically and mystically as a disciple of the Word. Scholarly traditions provide the very best as you make life's all-important journey to become a spiritually vitalized person and promote peace, reconciliation and understanding among people and society at large. At the heart of Cornerstone is the actualization of the Word of God and the living of the Sacramental Life centered on the Eucharist. Prayer and a Life of Witness are the means employed to help people relate better to Jesus Christ; to know, love, serve and glorify the Saviour of the World, and come to Trinitarian Communion. 

Cornerstone is a lay Catholic movement of those seeking and spreading the peace of Christ through biblical and sacramental mysticism. It is for those who are looking for a deeper relationship with the Lord and want to live His commandments. It requires a deep understanding of Scripture through Bible study according to Catholic principles, a commitment to a strong interior life through continuous pondering of the word like the Blessed Virgin Mary, besides silent contemplation before the Blessed Sacrament, and is lived out as a fellowship of gospel love by practice of the Beatitudes of Christ. Its members enjoy the mystical presence of the Word in their lives and spread that Word by their life.  The movement grows by attraction, not proselytization, as Pope Francis teaches, and as the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles grew: “And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayers” (Acts2:42), “And day by day, attending the temple together…  praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day…” (Acts 2:46-47).  Being a movement of lay people, it advocates an honest day’s labour, a full prayer routine, being loving with everyone and making a small secret sacrifice everyday in honour of the Lord Jesus, in all, 8 elements that comprise its spirituality.

The seeker is ideally one searching for God's will. One will be set on a life of purpose, inner joy, dynamic balance, newfound energy, and capacity for transcendence. Taking each moment as a gift to be lived meaningfully via a strong Eucharistic Spirituality and walking prayerfully with God, one is put on life's glad adventure of making the world a better place. Suffering too will be a part of the journey, which taken in faith, can be joyfully endured, leading to our sanctification and a share in His glory. We realize that our vision is an intricate, challenging one and approach it through prayer and absolute reliance on God. Cornerstone's is a labour of love at the service of anyone with spiritual thirst and it is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

Cornerstone, launched in 2021, the Year of Saint Joseph, looks to the Guardian of the Interior Life, the Holy Family and the Church, as its Patron Saint, seeking his intercession and blessings to become an instrument for God's glory, for His salvation to reach all humanity, for the transformation of the structures of the world from within through the power of the Word, and for all creation to come to Trinitarian Communion. In particular, his interior strength and exterior gentleness is the style of its engagement. May Cornerstone lead you to deeper and deeper Trinitarian Communion, whereby your world is opened to endless possibilities.

   Dr. Paul Mathulla, ME, PhD

 Founder, CESD

"Lead us Lord, We Pray"

Financial Policy

Following the Word of God in the Gospel of Matthew, Cornerstone makes available all its offerings free of cost to all seekers: "You received without paying; give without pay" (Mt 10:8). Therefore, CESD is funded purely by voluntary and unsolicited donations, cheerfully given and gratefully accepted with the assurance of the highest financial rectitude where not a penny is applied to the personal benefit of its trustees or functionaries, who are committed to values of austerity, fidelity and obedience to authority. Remuneration to those who provide services to CESD will be made as appropriate. All remittances to Cornerstone must comply with the Income Tax Act of India, 1961. 

       Cornerstone will never ask anyone for funds citing any project. All its needs are known to God and are met by generous hearts who, without being asked, give to Cornerstone by inspiration from the Great Provider for "Man shall not live by bread alone, but from every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Mt 4:4).