Life Lounge – Rosanna II


Date: 2017-09-23
Languages: Cantonese
English

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Rosanna immigrated to Australia in 1980, and to Toronto in 2000. She has two daughters and one son. After coming to Canada, she studied early childhood education, psychology courses and special education. Now she is a supply teacher teaching new immigrants. She also volunteers in a mental health association where she conducts lectures on psychology and shares her feelings of facing death. She was exposed to death at the age of eight when her little brother, only a few months old, died one night. When she was twelve, she went swimming with family friends and watched a companion drown. Her 21 year-old brother died of bone cancer and in 1986 her parents died within three months of each other. In 1997, her husband died of lung cancer. He was baptised in his death bed, and she herself was baptised the next year.



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Encounter with the Word - Second Book of Kings chapters 25 and 26

Audio Segment Types: Encounter with the Word
Languages: Cantonese

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Encounter with the Word will talk about the books of the prophets in the Old Testament.


Edwin’s blog – September 23, 2017

Audio Segment Types: Edwin's Blog
Languages: Cantonese

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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St. John Bosco (55)

Topics: People > Saint
Audio Segment Types: Spiritual Talk
Languages: Cantonese

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St. John Bosco founded the Salesian Order, dedicated to educating youths. One of his more well-known students was St. Dominic Savio. On the day of his First Communion, he made four vows: (1) to diligently receive the Sacraments; (2) to sanctify Sundays and holy days; (3) to befriend Jesus and Mary; and (4) to rather die than sin. Everyday, the 14 year-old boy had to walk 12 miles to school but he never felt tired, for he believed that “God my master rewards me richly.” Once, Dominic’s classmate committed a serious sin and framed Dominic. He was silent throughout and when the truth came to light later, he said, “I know he only accused me because he had other troubles. I hoped to give him another chance.” Once, Dominic asked St. John Bosco to let him study in Turin, saying, “Taylor me into a fitting garment for Christ!” Another time, St. John Bosco preached about the universal call to saintliness, instilling in Dominic the need to always rejoice in God.


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