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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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The Spirit of Morning Star – The Story of Escola Stella Matutina (2)

Escola Stella Matutina (Morning Star School), a school for girls from underprivileged families in Macau, was started by Sr Rozalia Ellerik, FMM. The school ran from 1953 to 1975. For over forty years since then, students still have not forgotten their school. They hold alumni reunions and, together with teachers and nuns that taught them, reminisce about the good old days at the school. The spirit of the school is one that is based on the love of Christ.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 29


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Morning Star – The Story of Escola Stella Matutina (1)

In the 1950s, a Polish nun, Sr Rozalia Ellerik, FMM, came to Macau to start a school for girls from underprivileged families. Throughout the years, Escola Stella Matutina (Morning Star School) survived entirely on donations solicited by Sr. Rozalia. From humble beginnings, using straw sheds as classrooms, converting pig pens into dormitories, and relying on food aids, Escola Stella Matutina gradually transformed into a school with proper facilities, enjoying a good reputation.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 22


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St. Marguerites and Montreal

Montreal, Canada was very different from what it is now when the city was first founded more than 370 years ago. The cross at Mount Royal reveals the deep Catholic roots of this city. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how two saints, both named Marguerite - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys and St. Marguerite d'Youville - contributed to the early developments of Montreal.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 8


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InSpirEd 2

Benedictine spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and Franciscan spirituality are three major Catholic spiritual traditions. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how they are incorporated in inSpirEd , a curriculum designed by Fr. Thomas Kwan, which helps foster adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 18


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InSpirEd 1

Many parents and teachers are concerned about school grades. However, is it equally important to ensure students have the skills to manage their emotions and have proper values cultivated in them? Fountain of Grace takes a look at inSpirEd, a curriculum built upon Catholic spirituality, to see how it helps in adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 11


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A Hidden Reptile Expert – Fr. Anthony Bogadek

Fr. Anthony Bogadek, a Salesian priest, has dedicated his life to serve in St. Louis School in Hong Kong. His passion for amphibians and reptiles, as well as his humility and conscientiousness has inspired countless students.
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 28


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Kintore College: Home Away from Home

Kintore College is an all-female student residence located in downtown Toronto. It is a home away from home that offers an excellent environment for study. It also seeks to meet the needs of students by providing laundry, meals, career guidance, social life, philosophy classes, as well as faith and spirituality. Kintore College is partly managed by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 21


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Mother of New France: St. Mary of the Incarnation

In 1639, St. Mary of the Incarnation left France for Canada, a newly founded settlement, so that girls may receive an education. What did she give up in order to fulfill this God-given mission? Fountain of Grace takes a look at how St. Mary of the Incarnation gives her life for Canada.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 2


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The Marvelous Monarch Butterfly

Among all creatures, monarch butterflies experience tremendous transformation in their lives despite their relatively short lifespan. They would also fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and Canada to spend their winter in Mexico. People are amazed at the wonders of nature and God's marvellous creation.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 14


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From Parents to Educators

Many parents would put lots of effort in finding the best schools for their children. While some parents emphasize on academic development, Peter and Vivian, a couple from Ottawa, believe that children's faith formation is the first priority. Fountain of Grace takes a look at Peter and Vivian's journey of founding a private Catholic school.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 26


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Love, Sex, and Your Children

Many tend to equate sex education with teaching children about sexual knowledge. Sex education is actually an important part of family education. Besides educating children with knowledge about sex, it is more important to for them to understand how love, marriage and sex relates to one another, and to teach them under what circumstances they should start a romantic relationship. Fountain of Grace has invited two specialists share their views as we take a look at how to talk about love and sex with your children.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 3