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The Colours of Martyrdom

As part of its 30th-anniversary celebration, the Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church held a joint exhibition featuring faith-inspired artworks of different genres. They also invited Jackie Lau, a Catholic artist from Hong Kong, to paint a series of portraits of Chinese martyrs. Fountain of Grace takes a look at this unique art exhibition.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 11


 
Pilgrimage of Mercy: Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti

In 55 days, Fr. Carlos Martins and his team brought the major relics of St. Maria Goretti to 54 cities across the United States. They wish that the story of the saint would inspire people to be more merciful.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 4


 
「Music of the Heart」Prayer Music from Medjugorje

Mark Cheung will share with us some prayer music from Medjugorje. He will also do a live presentation of these songs.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 20


 
Radio broadcast – Full episode (June 20, 2020)

 
「Music of the Heart」Prayer Music from Medjugorje - Mark Cheung will share with us some prayer music from Medjugorje. He will also do a live presentation of these songs. 「Spiritual Talk」Fr. Anthony Ho 「Cook with God」 「Edwin's blog」June 20, 2020
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 20


 
Fr. Thomas Kwan : Building Heaven on Earth

Fr. Thomas Kwan has been ordained as a priest for 45 years. He has many different responsibilities over the years, including education, marriage counselling, supporting lay ministries. For everything that he does, he does it with one goal in mind: to build heaven on earth.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 30


 
Taking Our Faith to the Streets: Mother of Mercy Procession

For four years, Our Lady of Carmel Church in Chinatown, Toronto has been holding a Marian Procession in May, providing the faithful a wonderful opportunity to bear witness to their faith in public. Overcoming adversities and bracing all kinds of weather conditions, the parishioners were dedicated to making this event a success. Fountain of Grace takes you to Chinatown to uncover the driving force behind their enthusiasm and determination.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 23


 
Called to Peru: Sr. Jessica Wong

Sr. Jessica Wong was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada. Nine years ago, she joined the Servants of the Plan of God, a religious community in Peru. What is life like for her in Peru? How does her family see her vocation?
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 25


 
Small Town, Big Mission: Chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary and St. Lazarus’ Church of Macau

Similar to the Ruins of St. Paul's, the Chapel of St. Joseph's Seminary has been a cradle of missionary formation for over two centuries. St. Lazarus' Church, nicknamed Lepers Temple, used to be the chapel of a lepers' hospice, which developed into a community of Chinese Catholics that put faith and love into practice. Both churches give rise to numerous true stories of evangelization and charity work, reflecting the spectrum of Catholicism from contemplation to action, knowledge to charity.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 18


 
Sister Maria Ko 2: Words of Wit and Wonder

Sr. Maria Ko has published a number of books with the word "wonderful" in their names. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us how these books came about, as well as how she sees the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 22


 
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: 2020 - 1 - 25


 
Pope Francis: Divisions among Christians prevent us from being fully the sign of God's love

(CNA) Welcoming other Christians and showing hospitality to strangers, especially migrants, is an opportunity for unity and for sharing Christ’s love, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 22


 
Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit revives in each of us the call to be courageous and joyful evangelizers

(CNA) While often persecuted and misunderstood, the Church never tires of announcing the love of God made present in Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 15


 
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: 2019 - 11 - 2


 
Defenders of Human Dignity: St. Martin de Porres Hospital and Sisters of Our Lady of China Foundation

Since 1950s, the Sisters of Our Lady of China have been responding to needs of the society. Started by founding clinics to building a hospital, they ultimate set up a foundation that serve different people. They even introduced mobile bathing vans to Taiwan to provide bathing care for bedridden patients. Fountain of Grace takes you to Taiwan to see how the sisters work tirelessly to uphold the dignity of human lives.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


 
Pope Francis: The ecclesial method for conflict resolution is based on dialogue and on discernment carried out in the light of the Holy Spirit

(CNA) - Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 23


 
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: 2019 - 9 - 28


 
Fellowship through the Bible

Among the ministries of the Chinese Catholic community in San Francisco is a long-running Bible study group. What moviates the group to study the Bible together? What have they gained from the Bible?
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
Pope Francis : slander is a ‘diabolical cancer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that slander is a 'diabolical cancer' that seriously damages the Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 25


 
Pope Francis : Through sin and scandal, God’s Church remains

Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 18


 
A Burning Heart for Souls: St. Francis Xavier

In January 2018, a precious relic of St. Francis Xavier - his right forearm which he used to baptize more than 100,000 people - was on tour across Canada. One of the churches even attracted 13,000 people to venerate the relic in one day. Fountain of Grace takes a look at the life of St. Francis Xavier, as well as Catholic Christian Outreach - the group of modern missionaries that organized the relic pilgrimage.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
Pope Francis: Being members of the body of Christ makes believers co-responsible for each other

(CNA) Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized by generosity and solidarity.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 21


 
Fr. Ho talks about the Apostles’ Creed

The Catholic Church has two main creeds: the longer Nicene Creed and the shorter Apostles' Creed. The Apostles' Creed mentions "the communion of saints", which refers to how the Church is the mystical Body of Christ, whose life is the Spirit, flowing like blood and enabling the baptized to help each other. The members of this Body also include the saints in heaven too, who care for and pray for us. We can also pray for the souls in Purgatory and help them enter Heaven earlier. Our communion with other humans reflects the communion enjoyed by the Three Persons of the Trinity. Traditionally, the Church comprises of three parts: the souls in Heaven, known as the Church Triumphant; the souls in Purgatory, known as the Church Suffering; and the souls on Earth, known as the Church Militant. Furthermore, there are three categories of saints: Biblical, Traditional, and Ecclesiastical saints.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 17


 
Fr. Ho talks about the third mark of the Church – Catholicity

The third mark of the Church is its catholicity, a term that means "universal". Since the Catholic Church must endure until the end of the ages and proclaim the Gospel to all nations, the Church welcomes everyone, whether poor or rich, educated or uneducated, people from different ethnicities. As a result, the Catholic Church translates catechism texts in different languages and sends missionaries around the world. In the past, agricultural societies were largely illiterate, so old European churches are filled with stained glass instead. The fourth mark is its apostolicity; the priests and bishops of the Church are consecrated by preceding bishops. And if we read the Church fathers, people are often surprised to find that the early Church worshipped much in the same way as the Catholic Church today.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 10


 
Fr. Edward Chau: Harmony in Diversity

Fr. Edward Chau has served as the chairperson of the Hong Kong Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue for nearly 20 years.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 8