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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: 2018 - 11 - 10


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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St. Peter Julian Eymard

St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868) went to Eucharistic Adoration daily with his mother as a child, and one of his first memories were of the golden monstrance. Once, he heard from a Carmelite that friends never pass one another without speaking. Peter Julian felt it rude to pass by the Blessed Sacrament without stopping to pray. His path to the priesthood was not easy – his father was only convinced to give his consent after hearing a preacher of the Oblates of Mary. Peter Julian found Latin difficult and fell gravely sick after studying too hard. He prayed to God that he be able to offer at least one Mass as a priest before dying. God let him recover and in 1834, he was ordained a priest. He was known for spending as much time in church as in the rectory. He obtained permission from his bishop to become a religious in the Marist congregation and eventually served as provincial. He promoted Eucharistic devotions with success, especially the Forty Hour Devotion. Fr. Eymard knew that every mystery of the Faith had a congregation dedicated to it, except for the Real Presence. With the permission of the Pope and his Marist superiors, he founded a new congregation to adore the Blessed Sacrament. The order faced many problems, but Fr. Eymard had faith that if this was God’s work, it would be done, and the congregation began to flourish with orders for male and female religious, parish priests, and lay people. Fr. Eymard died in 1869, was beatified in 1925, and was canonized in 1962.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 27


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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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After the Exodus: Fr. Augustine Tsang

Fr. Augustine Tsang experienced his personal exodus during his teenage years, his study in science and spirituality then helped him further reflect on the meaning of his life. Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Tsang to share with us what his faith means to him.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 30


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Fr. Thomas Tou: A Merciful Pastor

Fr. Thomas Tou, who is 95 years old, is the first Chinese priest who came to serve in Eastern Canada over four decades ago. Since his arrival in Montreal, he has been helping all those who are in need, regardless of their faith background. Fountain of Grace invited this merciful pastor to share his story.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 16


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Two Heroes of Macau – Frs. Caetano Nicosia and Luis Ruiz

In the mid-20th century, two European missionaries went to Macau to serve the poorest of the poor. They were Fr. Luis Ruiz, who was regarded as the Father of the Poor in Macau; and Fr. Caetano Nicosia, who was termed the Angel of the Lepers. How did they dedicate their whole lives to rewrite the stories of the lives of the marginalized in Macau and in Mainland China?
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 14


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Following His Way

What does it mean to have a vocation? How can we respond to God's call? While at a vocation fair, Fountain of Grace met an organization which fosters vocations as well as a Franciscan vocations promoter, in an attempt to better understand the mystery of vocation.
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 17


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The Lepers’ Companions

Fr. Roberto and his volunteers have lived among those who were recovering from leprosy over a long period of time. They were not afraid of contracting leprosy and found great joy in living with them.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 15


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Fr. Anthony Chang 2: Living Green

Our daily habits, such as drying our hands with paper towels or using disposable cutlery, have significant consequences on the environment. To help save our planet, we can begin by taking a closer look at our everyday habits. Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Anthony Chang to share with us some tips for green living.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 8


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Fr. Anthony Chang 1: Awakening the Green Consciousness

The ecological crisis has reached a critical stage. How should the human race rebuild its relationship with nature? Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Anthony Chang, who has been actively working to raise ecological awareness for more than two decades, to share with us the urgency of saving the environment.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 1


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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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Fr. Francis Ching’s vocation story (3)

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Fr. Francis Ching to share with us on his journey of discernment and exploring various religious communities. His considerations included his wish to serve a Chinese community, and his process of trying out different forms of community life. Although he encountered various challenges, he understood that it was all part of God's formation. Finally, he also explained how he was able to accept his eye problems and discover that it was another form of God's blessing.
Publish date: 2016 - 4 - 23