Education
 
 

 
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


 
Kintore College: Home Away from Home

Kintore College is an all-female student residence located in downtown Toronto. It is a home away from home that offers an excellent environment for study. It also seeks to meet the needs of students by providing laundry, meals, career guidance, social life, philosophy classes, as well as faith and spirituality. Kintore College is partly managed by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
The Marvelous Monarch Butterfly

Among all creatures, monarch butterflies experience tremendous transformation in their lives despite their relatively short lifespan. They would also fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and Canada to spend their winter in Mexico. People are amazed at the wonders of nature and God's marvellous creation.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 1


 
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: 2019 - 4 - 27


 
Tracing the Roots

Montreal Chinese Catholic School was founded in 1957. Among Chinese schools in Montreal, it has the longest history. Montreal Chinese Catholic Mission, the church which runs the school, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how this church witnessed the change of the lives of Chinese in Montreal over the past century.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 13


 
The Spirit of Morning Star – The Story of Escola Stella Matutina (2)

Escola Stella Matutina (Morning Star School), a school for girls from underprivileged families in Macau, was started by Sr Rozalia Ellerik, FMM. The school ran from 1953 to 1975. For over forty years since then, students still have not forgotten their school. They hold alumni reunions and, together with teachers and nuns that taught them, reminisce about the good old days at the school. The spirit of the school is one that is based on the love of Christ.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 29


 
Morning Star – The Story of Escola Stella Matutina (1)

In the 1950s, a Polish nun, Sr Rozalia Ellerik, FMM, came to Macau to start a school for girls from underprivileged families. Throughout the years, Escola Stella Matutina (Morning Star School) survived entirely on donations solicited by Sr. Rozalia. From humble beginnings, using straw sheds as classrooms, converting pig pens into dormitories, and relying on food aids, Escola Stella Matutina gradually transformed into a school with proper facilities, enjoying a good reputation.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 22


 
InSpirEd 2

Benedictine spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and Franciscan spirituality are three major Catholic spiritual traditions. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how they are incorporated in inSpirEd , a curriculum designed by Fr. Thomas Kwan, which helps foster adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 18


 
InSpirEd 1

Many parents and teachers are concerned about school grades. However, is it equally important to ensure students have the skills to manage their emotions and have proper values cultivated in them? Fountain of Grace takes a look at inSpirEd, a curriculum built upon Catholic spirituality, to see how it helps in adolescent development.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 11


 
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


 
From Parents to Educators

Many parents would put lots of effort in finding the best schools for their children. While some parents emphasize on academic development, Peter and Vivian, a couple from Ottawa, believe that children's faith formation is the first priority. Fountain of Grace takes a look at Peter and Vivian's journey of founding a private Catholic school.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 26


 
Love, Sex, and Your Children

Many tend to equate sex education with teaching children about sexual knowledge. Sex education is actually an important part of family education. Besides educating children with knowledge about sex, it is more important to for them to understand how love, marriage and sex relates to one another, and to teach them under what circumstances they should start a romantic relationship. Fountain of Grace has invited two specialists share their views as we take a look at how to talk about love and sex with your children.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 3


 
Busting the Myths of Sex Education

Children in this age grew up in a sexualized environment. Proper education about sexuality is definitely necessary for them. However, many parents strongly opposed the revised sex education curriculum to be implemented in Ontario this September. Why does this curriculum draw such strong reactions from the parents? What kind of sex education do children really need?
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 27


 
Life at a Boarding School

Aberdeen Technical School is an all-boy school founded by Salesian Fathers. It is one of the few schools in Hong Kong which offers boarding to families who need it. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Fr. Simon Lam, the Warden, and his team helps youths transform their lives in the boarding school environment.
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 4


 
Teaching by Example

Sabina used to live in Canada. Twelve years ago, she embarked on a journey to Macau and started a new career in teaching. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us her experience as a teacher, as well as how she witnessed God's love with her life.
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 19


 
Devoted Educators

Fountain of Grace takes a look at how three nuns from the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception devote their lives to education.
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 6


 
Good Hope School Alumni Association

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we speak with representatives of the Good Hope School Alumni Association’s Toronto branch. Started by alumni who had immigrated in the 1980s and held informal meet-ups, they were finally established as an alumni association in 1986. Now, they hold various social events together, such as picnics, Christmas dinners, vacations, and tai-chi classes. Furthermore, giving back to the Good Hope School and the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception is a key priority for them – they set up an exchange program with current Good Hope students and financially support the Canadian Sisters in their old age and promotional outreach.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 30


 
Good Hope School Choir: To God through Music: In Joy and Thanksgiving

Good Hope School Choir was founded in 1959. They have been actively involved in school and community activities. Through the activities in Hong Kong and overseas, they have the opportunity to exchange with local and internationally renowned musicians and choir. They have been to Australia, Hawaii, Vienna, Beijing, and Shanghai doing performances and competitions. They are hosting a concert on July 7, 2016 at 8 pm at St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church in Markham, all are welcome! Also, Fr Francis Ching will continue to share with us how to learn about mercy as in our Father in heaven in this Year of Mercy, so that we can all walk on the path of mercy.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 2


 
Kintore College

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Jacqueline, a member of Opus Dei, to share with us about her work at a Catholic residence college for female university students. Jacqueline explains to us the operation of Kintore and a daily life which centers on God, as well as how their family atmosphere helps to guide the development of the students.
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 12


 
Teaching in Macau (2)

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Sabina, a teacher from Macau, to continue to share with us her teaching experiences in Macau. She talks about how through her work in education she was able to bring God's message to the students and some of the challenges she has faced during this time. Although many students were not familiar with the Catholic faith, through various religious education and volunteer service, they were able to gradually understand the correct moral values, with some even entering the Church. Finally, she shared about her illness and how she was able to be more thankful as a result, encouraging us to trust in God's plan for us, to respond to His call and leave everything into His hands.
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 7


 
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: 2015 - 10 - 31


 
Teaching in Macau

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Sabina, a teacher in Macau, to share with us her teaching experiences in Macau. She talks about her unique vocation from God and how she needs to teach her students as a role model. Her main focus is to help them develop a plan for their lives, using different methods to learn about the world and themselves, to prepare for their future, as well as reflect on how they can use their abilities to contribute to society. Finally, she also shares on how the religious activities at school can bring the Gospel to those students who do not yet know God.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 31


 
Teaching in Africa

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Dr. Anthony Chan to share with us his experiences teaching in Africa. He speaks about how through technical education he was able to have discussions with students about life philosophy, values and a mission to improve society. He also understood that poor regions need human formation even more.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 10


 
Purpose of Education (2)

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Fr. Stephen Chow S.J. and educational psychologist Dr. Matthew Chu to continue to share with us their experiences working in the education field over the last few decades. They discuss the attitudes of parents and teachers toward the students and the impact this can have on them, while also introducing some prayer methods that focus on mindfulness, which allows students to find a mental space for reflection and develop their ability to think. Finally they arrive at the true purpose of education: the pursuit of wisdom.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 3