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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (4): A Roof over Their Heads

In many metropolitan cities, rising property prices has become a serious problem. Many people simply cannot afford to own a home. The poor in the Dominican Republic faces an even more pressing need for safe homes. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Samaritan Foundation helps provide homes for the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 7


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (3): Our Brothers’ Keepers

Someone has once said: "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members". In the Dominican Republic, the lives of the vulnerable groups are especially tough. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how some kindhearted heroes serve the weak selflessly.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 31


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (2): A Close Look at Poverty

Most people who go for Caribbean vacations spend most of their time enjoying the sun and beaches. They might not be exposed to the living conditions of the locals. Missionaries of St. Joseph the Worker Parish had the opportunity to take a close look at the living conditions of the poor in the Dominican Republic. What kind of impact will this experience have on them?
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 24


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (1): Mission Vacation

St. Joseph the Worker Parish has organized mission trips to the Dominican Republic for several years. These trips have attracted many participants, among them are young people and families with young children. What benefits do these trips bring to the participants and the communities in the Dominican Republic? Fountain of Grace takes you to this mission trip in a 4-part series.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 10


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Joyful Servant of the Poor: Fr. Ho Lung

Fr. Richard Ho Lung is a Chinese priest from Jamaica. He is the first Chinese to have founded a religious order. More than three decades ago, together with two other priests who shared his vision, he started living among the poor, ministering to them. Fountain of Grace invited him to share how he founded the Missionaries of the Poor, as well as his spiritual journey of serving the poor.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 5


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Pope Francis: The poor and the marginalized have taught us to hope and kept our hope alive

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 9


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Home of Daybreak 3: The Road to Rehabilitation

The sisters from the Congregation of St. Teresa of Child Jesus in Hebei, China, established a rehabilitation centre to provide different kinds of rehabilitation therapies for special needs children from poor families as well as counselling and support for their parents, thus bringing hope to them.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 28


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Globe Tour – Dominic Republic (2)

Ben and Lucia continue to share their experience of attending a missionary mission. This mission trip is also designed for the whole family to go, especially for children, as they can experience many things in life are not taken for granted. They also shared a sister who has devoted her life to serve some disabled children.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 31


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Globe Tour – Dominic Republic (1)

Ben and Lucia share their experience of attending a missionary mission. They experienced the lives of the poor in the Dominican Republic and realized how well their lives are in Canada. They also encourage us to cherish what we have, and when possible, give and take care of those who need it.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 17


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Pope Francis: Do not run away from the needy or avoid drawing near to them

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that while donating money to charity might make us feel good, seeing real poverty in the flesh is a challenge we have to face, rather than trying to avoid it.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 20


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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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The Marks of Mercy

Homeless people are marginalized, most people avoid coming close to them. Would we try to understand the reasons behind homelessness? By following university students on street patrol, interviewing Tim Schmalz, the artist who created Homeless Jesus, getting to know the work Covenant House does for homeless youth, as well as the Sleep Out experience of actor Dominic Lam and Christina, Fountain of Grace explores the issue of homelessness with different perspectives.
Publish date: 2016 - 9 - 3