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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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Pioneers of New France

Many consider Canada to be one of the best countries to live in. However, in the 17th century, when Canada was just newly founded, it was considered the country of crosses. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine and St. Francois de Laval sacrificed their comfort and contributed to the well-being of Canadians.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 20


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Inspiration from a Lily: Sr. Cecilia Cham

Sr. Cecilia Cham, a sister from Canossian Daughters of Charity, who has just celebrated the 50th anniversary of her entry into religious life. Fifty years ago, she was inspired by a Lily to become a sister. Fountain of Grace gives us an in-depth look at Sr. Cham's vocational journey.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 9


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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 Plain Truth: Cardinal Zen on China-Vatican Relations and the Hong Kong Society

Cardinal Joseph Zen embarked on a 50-day journey to the United States and Canada to hold talks to share his views on Vatican-China relations as well as certain current affairs. Fountain of Grace has put together the highlights of his talks.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 21


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The Lord calls. My family responds.

Deacon Paul Ma was ordained to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2014. How did God call him? How did he and his family respond to God's calling?
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 2


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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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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