Religious & Vocation
 
 

 
Sister Maria Ko 1: God Is Amazing

Sr. Maria Ko, FMA, is a knowledgeable scholar who had studied in Italy and Germany. In order to study abroad, she had to leave her family at a young age for a long time. For her, not only are sacrifices necessary in our lives, they also enrich our lives.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 15


 
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: 2020 - 2 - 1


 
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


 
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: 2020 - 1 - 18


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
The Lord calls. My family responds.

Deacon Paul Ma was ordained to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2014. How did God call him? How did he and his family respond to God's calling?
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 2


 
A Guide to a Happy Marriage 1

Sr. Cecilia Hong originally dedicated herself to the education field. Later on she shifted her focus to marriage and family counselling. What caused her to make this move? Fountain of Grace invited Sr. Cecilia Hong from the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception to share with us how marriage preparation helps the engaged to build the foundation to a happy marriage.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 2


 
Resolved to Follow Christ

Originally a Toronto-based physician, Jacqueline was drawn closer to God through Opus Dei. As a response to God's calling, Jacqueline set aside her medical profession and went to Rome in order to pursue a degree in theology.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 26


 
Brother William Ng 2: A Prayerful Life

When it comes to prayers, many people tend to think of rote prayers. But many aspects in our lives can also be tied to prayers. Fountain of Grace invites Br. William Ng, OFM to share with us the Franciscan tradition of prayer, as well as how he integrates prayers with his daily life.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 5