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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: 2020 - 1 - 11


 
【Life Lounge】Member of Siervas and a fans

In this episode of the Life Lounge, Sister Jessica Wong and Sister Po Yee Yeung will introduce their new religious community, and also share with us about the band - Siervas.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 11


 
Radio broadcast – Full episode (Jan 11, 2020)

【Life Lounge】Member of Siervas and a fans 【Spiritual Talk】Baptism of the Lord - Fr. Anthony Ho 【Edwin’s blog】January 11, 2020
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 11


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Fabulous Four from Sabah

John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, preached repentance in the wilderness. He ate locusts and wild honey. Some Bible scholars think that “locusts” could also refer to some kind of bean. Adapting from a famous Malaysian dish, our version of the “Fabulous Four from Sabah” includes sweet peas as well as fried dried fish mixed with honey to imitate the feel of eating locusts.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 7


 
Prep for Christmas: Learning from the Hermits in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey is the hometown of three Church Fathers and where numerous monasteries and churches are located. "Prep for Christmas" takes you there to get to know the lives of the hermits in the past.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 30


 
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


 
【Life Lounge】Sr. Po-Yee Yeung, SPD – Mission in Peru

Five years ago, we shared with you the vocation story of Sr. Po-Yee. This episode of Life Lounge, we will give you the 2nd episode of her vocation story. Sr. Po Yee will share with us her current mission and service in Peru and how she has been responding to God's call.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


 
Radio broadcast – Full episode (Oct 19, 2019)

【 Life Lounge】Sr. Po-Yee Yeung, SPD - Mission in Peru 【Spiritual Talk】 Fr. Ho talks about the worship of God 【Edwin’s blog】October 19, 2019
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 19


 
God’s Paintbrush

Jackie Lau, a religious artist from Hong Kong, has hosted several exhibitions over the past decade. Prior to each exhibition, she has to draw a vast amount of paintings in a short time. What is it that motivates her to see drawing as her mission, to a point that she is willing to sacrifice for it?
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 12


 
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


 
Wake Up to the Word of God

Joseph Shu is an accomplished electrical engineer. Since 1997, he has been travelling around the world to preach the gospel. Fountain of Grace invited him to share how his habit of reading the scriptures early in the morning has transformed his life.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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