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Costantinian: the Evangelistic Magazine

Costantinian is a Chinese Bimonthly Magazine dedicated in evangelization of the Catholic faith. With its limited resources, how was it possible to maintain its demand and popularity over 60 years? Fountain of Grace interviewed some of their core members.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 16


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Where Faith and Art Cross Paths

Irene held her first solo art exhibition in 2017. Behind this exhibition lies a dream that Irene spent ten years to actualize. Through making abstract art, Irene gets closer to God.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 3


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Tracing the Roots

Montreal Chinese Catholic School was founded in 1957. Among Chinese schools in Montreal, it has the longest history. Montreal Chinese Catholic Mission, the church which runs the school, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how this church witnessed the change of the lives of Chinese in Montreal over the past century.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 13


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Called to Peru: Sr. Jessica Wong

Sr. Jessica Wong was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada. Nine years ago, she joined the Servants of the Plan of God, a religious community in Peru. What is life like for her in Peru? How does her family see her vocation?
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 21


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God's Paintbrush

Jackie Lau, a religious artist from Hong Kong, has hosted several exhibitions over the past decade. Prior to each exhibition, she has to draw a vast amount of paintings in a short time. What is it that motivates her to see drawing as her mission, to a point that she is willing to sacrifice for it?
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 23


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Sing praises to God — in Cantonese Opera style

As an instructor for the Cantonese opera singing class for the Fountain of Love and Life, Cantonese opera singer Ms Ines Cheang channels her passion for the art of Cantonese opera singing into the classroom. With great patience, persistence and love, she teaches tirelessly, utilizing her gift of singing from God to serve him. Together, Ms Cheang and her students proclaim their faith and spread the good news by singing songs about God in Cantonese opera style.
Publish date: 2018 - 5 - 12


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At the Foot of the Cross

In March 2017, Maria held her first-ever ceramic spiritual art exhibition - At the Foot of the Cross. The purpose of this week-long exhibition is to provide a space for visitors to encounter God through ceramic art pieces. Fountain of Grace invites you to enter this unique space for prayer.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 24


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James Mark: The Stage as an Altar

Now in his eighties, James Mark is still going strong. As a theatre professional, he spreads the word of God through his stage productions, touching the lives of many and making the stage his altar.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 10


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The Colours of Martyrdom

As part of its 30th-anniversary celebration, the Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church held a joint exhibition featuring faith-inspired artworks of different genres. They also invited Jackie Lau, a Catholic artist from Hong Kong, to paint a series of portraits of Chinese martyrs. Fountain of Grace takes a look at this unique art exhibition.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 23


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Religious Artist – Jackie Lau (2)

We have interviewed Jackie Lau, an artist and an educator from Hong Kong. Jackie will share with us her passion in drawing, and how she has discovered her artistic talents to be used for the Church. She will share with us an art show on St. Teresa of Calcutta.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 18


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Religious Artist – Jackie Lau

We have interviewed Jackie Lau, an artist and an educator from Hong Kong. Jackie will share with us her passion in drawing, and how she has discovered her artistic talents to be used for the Church. She has conducted a few art shows and she will share with us some of the themes of these art shows.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 11


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F.O.J.P. on Missionary Journey

The Friends of Jesus Passover (FOJP) organizes missionary journeys to different countries over the world with the mission to evangelize the Gospel to overseas Chinese through music concerts. What motivates them to do this for more than 16 years? What is it like being an overseas missionary, and live and travel together from places to places like the early disciples? This episode brings you to witness one of their exciting journeys.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 3


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A Happy Evangelist: Fr. Giovanni Giampietro

Many people from different age groups and backgrounds, including youth and Hong Kong artists, were inspired by the passion of Fr. Giovanni Giampietro (Fr. Yan) to evangelize through music, media, and missionary trips. Why? How did this happen? What was the vision behind his efforts in organizing missionary trips and the founding of an on-line school of evangelization?
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 26


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Music of the Heart – To Myself Ten Years in the Future

Fiona Sit once sang a song called “To Myself Ten Years in the Future”. Do you have plans ten years into the future? It is important to regularly reflect on your life. St. Ignatius once practiced a 5-step Daily Examen: (1) Become aware of God’s presence, (2) Review the day with gratitude, (3) Pay attention to your emotions, (4) Choose one feature of the day and pray from it, and (5) Look toward tomorrow. Zengzi once said “Self-reflect thrice a day, were you diligent in work, trustworthy with friends, thorough in learning?” Ten years is too long to reflect, we should reflect daily so we don’t procrastinate. There is a difference between happiness and joy – we can buy the former but not the latter. When we truly have joy in our hearts, no external events can take it away.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 8


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Live in Concert – Music Enthusiasts

Out of their love for music and for God, a group of Catholic music enthusiasts in Hong Kong put together "Live in Concert" to share their faith. Fountain of Grace presents to you lively music from the concert as well as the musicians who composed them.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 1


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From Clay To Bronze

Tim Schmalz, a devout Catholic, seeks to convey the truth, goodness and beauty originated from God through his Christian sculptures. Fountain of Grace invited him to share his creative ideas at his studio.
Publish date: 2016 - 9 - 10


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A Life of Sacred Music

Jerry Chu, a Catholic musician, has been composing sacred music for over 30 years. He has written over 400 responsorial psalms and gospel acclamation songs for use in Sunday mass. Fountain of Grace has invited him to share with us his journey in writing sacred music.
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 27


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Good Hope School Choir: To God through Music: In Joy and Thanksgiving

Good Hope School Choir was founded in 1959. They have been actively involved in school and community activities. Through the activities in Hong Kong and overseas, they have the opportunity to exchange with local and internationally renowned musicians and choir. They have been to Australia, Hawaii, Vienna, Beijing, and Shanghai doing performances and competitions. They are hosting a concert on July 7, 2016 at 8 pm at St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church in Markham, all are welcome! Also, Fr Francis Ching will continue to share with us how to learn about mercy as in our Father in heaven in this Year of Mercy, so that we can all walk on the path of mercy.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 2


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Song – Parent’s Love, God’s Love

On this week's "Love and Life", we will introduce Ricky Cheung's song 「父母愛,主更愛」. Ricky shares with us the inspiration for this song, how helpless he felt as he watched his son have his teeth extracted, and how from this he was able to understand the sacrifice God made for us.
Publish date: 2016 - 5 - 28


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Music Sharing – ‘Worst Friend’

On this week's "Love and Life", we will introduce the HK pop song 「最佳損友」, sung by Eason Chan. Friends play an important role in our lives, they can help or hurt us. Jesus is the friend who loves us the most, who sacrificed his life for us. We must pass on his spirit of love to others so that they too can become friends of Jesus.
Publish date: 2016 - 4 - 28


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Alleluia

On this week's "Love and Life", will share with you the joy of Easter and the famous song - Allelulia. Evangelizing through Cantonese Opera's Mr. Wilson Kwong and Cantonese Opera teacher Ms. Ines Cheang introduce to us the "4 star singers" in the history of Cantonese Opera.
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 26


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A Different Kind of Bible

St. John's Bible is completely scribed and illuminated by hand by people of our time. How does this one-of-a-kind Bible inspire its readers?
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 23


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A Glass Half-Empty

On this week's "Love and Life", we will introduce the song 「半杯水」, sung by Tang Siu Hau. The philosophy of the "half-empty glass" describes the various common attitudes people hold in life, such as optimism and pessimism. Through Jesus Christ, we have received God's grace, and can offer up our heart's hopes to Him with a grateful heart.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 23


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St. Paul’s Basilica Deconstructed

St. Paul's Basilica is the original parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is one of the churches that has been selected to have a Door of Mercy. Fountain of Grace will take a closer look at this historical church and its magnificent architecture.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 16


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Christmas Hymns

On this week's "Love and Life", we will share with everyone some Christmas hymns and their origins. Some were derived from ancient hymns, others were folk songs from the middle ages, and others were specifically written for the Mass. Finally, we will continue to listen to how some friends spend their Christmas.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 26