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A Call to Serve: The Permanent Diaconate

The office of deacon traces all the way back to the early church and had disappeared for a long time. At the Worldwide Chinese Permanent Deacon Conference which took place at Toronto on May 2018, Fountain of Grace talked to a number of permanent deacons to explore the role they place in the Church and the society.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 18

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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


Living Well with Lupus

Few considers sickness as a blessing. James, who has been suffering from Lupus for over a decade, accepts the sickness and copes with it peacefully. How does he do it? In "Fountain of Grace", James shares with us his journey of finding peace and joy through his suffering.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 5


Fr. Joseph Yim: 40 Years of Giving

Fr. Joseph Yim, the Chief Executive of Caritas-Hong Kong, was ordained to the priesthood in 1979. Over the years, he had taken up different roles. As he celebrates his 40th anniversary of ordination, Fountain of Grace invited him to share with us his reflections on his priestly ministry.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 28


Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about Saints

There are three kinds of saints recognized by the Church: Biblical saints, traditional saints, and ecclesiastical saints. Biblical saints lived in the time of the Bible, such as Mary and Joseph. Traditional saints were martyrs, monastics, Church Fathers, and missionaries who lived in the first millennium, before a canonization process existed, so their sanctity was recognized through the liturgy. After the first millennium, a canonization process was established to investigate the sanctity of candidates for recognition as saints. If the investigation begins, the candidate is known as a Servant of God. Once evidence of martyrdom or heroic sanctity is found, the candidate becomes a Venerable. If the candidate advances to become a Blessed, the local church or community will venerate them through the liturgy like a saint. If the candidate is a martyr, then they automatically become a Blessed; but if not, then evidence must be found that they are already in Heaven. That is, evidence of an intercessory miracle that defies natural explanation must be found. If their importance extends beyond the local church or community to the universal Church, as shown by their intercessory miracles, then the Pope can proclaim the candidate as a Saint. At this point, the universal Church will venerate them through the naming of Churches and mentioning them in the liturgy. The Church has dedicated different days to commemorate different saints who gave witness to God at different times and places, showing us that everyone can walk on the path to holiness through the grace of God.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 24

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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

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Fr. Edward Chau: The Intersection of Eastern and Western Cultures

Fr. Edward Chau, a specialist in Chinese philosophy and culture, has been promoting the inculturation of the Catholic faith. Some people think that the practice of venerating of one’s ancestors is against the Christian faith. What is his view on this topic? Fountain of Grace has invited him to share with us how he integrates his interest and knowledge in Chinese philosophy and culture into the Catholic faith.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 1


Inspirations from Matteo Ricci

How did Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, known as the pioneer of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, prepare the way for evangelization with humility and an open heart? Fr. Giovanni Giampetro, the spiritual director of Matteo Ricci The Musical, and the production crew share how they have been inspired by Matteo Ricci.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 24


A Miraculous Cure

Norry Kwan is an ordinary housewife in good health. It is hard to imagine she was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago and was once on the brink of death. She woke up from a coma miraculously and recovered completely. In Fountain of Grace, she shares with us her amazing journey of healing.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 18


Called to Street Ministry

Mildred Moy had built a successful career ever since her graduation. At some point she wanted to take her career to a new height, but she gave it up in order to start a street ministry to serve street ladies, homeless people and drug addicts. Mildred shares with us her journey of discernment.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 4


Jesus and His Rock

An honest but impetuous fisherman, Peter gave up everything to follow Jesus when he was called. But he was weak and even denied Jesus three times. Yet our Lord not only forgave him, but also made Peter the head of his Church on earth. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land to relive the story of how St. Peter became the Rock on which Christ built his Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 22


James Mark: The Stage as an Altar

Now in his eighties, James Mark is still going strong. As a theatre professional, he spreads the word of God through his stage productions, touching the lives of many and making the stage his altar.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 20


Music of the Heart – Matteo Ricci Musical – The Journey

Bonny made a special trip to Hong Kong to watch the original Catholic musical "Matteo Ricci". She will share with us the main actors of the musical and what is Matteo Ricci's spirit, and also the song - The Journey.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 8


Music of the Heart – Matteo Ricci Musical – Sogno Impossibile

Bonny made a special trip to Hong Kong to watch the original Catholic musical "Matteo Ricci" and share the origins of the musical and the theme song.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 1


Radio broadcast – Full episode (June 1, 2019)

【Music of the Heart】Matteo Ricci Musical - Sogno Impossibile 【Spiritual Talk】Fr. Anthony Ho talks about Messiah. 【Cold Knowledge (3)】Question: For the Love and Life program you can listen on the web, is it the Toronto broadcast version or the Vancouver broadcast version? 【Edwin's blog】June 1, 2019
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 1


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: 2019 - 5 - 25


Guardians of Canada: Our Lady of the Cape and Blessed Frédéric Janssoone

Trois-Rivières, a French-speaking city in Quebec, is the home of treasures of the Catholic Church in Canada. Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, a Franciscan friar who devoted all of his energy in spreading the Good News of Christ, might become Canada's next saint. A little-known stone chapel ultimately became a Marian shrine which attracts thousands of pilgrims yearly. Fountain of Grace uncovers these treasures for you.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 11


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


Small Town, Big Mission: Everyone is Missionary

What does the word "missionary" call to mind? In the 21st century, how do missionaries live their lives? Missionaries from four Catholic churches in Macau share with you their stories.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 6


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St Josemaria Escrivá (20)

In 1939, St. Josemaría Escrivá successfully escaped Communist territory and when the Spanish Civil War ended, he returned to Madrid. Opus Dei was criticized for being a secret society, so they received recognition from the Archbishop of Madrid in 1941 and from Pope Pius XII in 1950. Opus Dei had laity, married persons, and even some “co-operators”, some of whom were not even Catholics. These people helped Opus Dei in its ministries, like education and cultural works. Although persecution of Opus Dei continued, St. Josemaría responded not with enmity but prayer, and in 1951, he consecrated the families of all Opus Dei members to the Holy Family and the entire Opus Dei to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He sent Opus Dei members around the world to spread the Gospel. He knew that the period of Vatican II would be a turbulent time, so he distributed Rosaries, asking for prayers for the Church, and went to Marian pilgrimage sites, praying for the Church himself. The saint passed away in 1975, hopeful of helping more people in Heaven, and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. He taught us that everyone has a vocation to holiness and has apostolic work.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 30


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St Josemaria Escrivá (19)

In 1937, St. Josemaría Escrivá and his companions waited in the forest to be smuggled out of Communist territory. They made good use of their time in hiding – they would wake up at 7am, pray at 7:15am, celebrate Mass at 7:30am, pray the Rosary, and meditate. He assigned jobs to his companions: collecting wood, cleaning, keeping records, leading prayers, and giving talks on their occupations. One day, the time came to leave and St. Josemaría retrieved the Eucharist from a silver cigarette case for them to adore. On Sunday, they were climbing a mountain and decided to celebrate the Mass on the mountainside. The flat stone that served as the altar was so low that St. Josemaría had to kneel to celebrate Mass and needed his companions to shield the Eucharist from being blown away. They reached mountaintop before sunset thanks to St. Josemaría’s encouragement. But the next day, they had to climb another mountain, and his breathing became hurried. His companions had to carry him, but he said, “I have come not to be served, but to serve.” They began praying the Rosary, but with their hands occupied with climbing, they lost count. Some decades had 20-30 Hail Mary’s. Then, they reached the mountaintop.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 23


Andrew and Iris Cheng: When Two Become One

Theology of the Body is the topic of a series of lectures given by St. John Paul II which explore the true meaning of the human body. Andrew Cheng, a former Hong Kong Legislative Council member, and his wife attended a course on this topic together and found it very inspiring. Fountain of Grace has invited them to share their insights.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 16


Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St Josemaria Escrivá (18)

In 1937, St. Josemaría Escrivá and his companions were smuggled out of Barcelona. Not long after, the Communist police cracked down on the place they had been staying at. During their escape, they stayed in a farmhouse and celebrated Mass with a glass as the chalice and a notebook as the Missal. There was still a risk of capture, so they moved to an abandoned rectory nearby. St. Josemaría began having doubts whether it was the will of God that he leave Madrid and escape Communist-controlled territory. He prayed to the Virgin Mary to give him a rose as a sign that he was doing the will of God. One day, as he told his companions that he would not be celebrating Mass, he went to an abandoned church and emerged ecstatic. In his hands was a wooden rose – he would celebrate Mass that day. At another time, they had to hide in a cabin in the woods to wait for more refugees before continuing. St. Josemaría named it St. Raphael’s Cabin and prayed for the angel’s intercession. As a witness later recounted, the Mass that he celebrated in the forest was very sacred. The priest was recollected and focused and the singing of birds added to the atmosphere.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 16


Andrew and Iris Cheng: A Journey of Love and Grace

Andrew Cheng, a former Hong Kong Legislative Council member, used to spend most hours in his career, leaving little time for his family. A few years ago, under the guidance of God, Andrew’s relationship with his wife has improved significantly. Fountain of Grace has invited Andrew and Iris, his wife, to share with us the journey they have gone through over the past decade.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 9