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20 Years of “Julia Wong and Friends”

Julia and Friends is a group of volunteers based in Toronto. Over the past 20 years, they have been bringing joy to the elderly residents in nursing homes by performing for them. How does Julia Wong, the founder of the group, allow herself to be led by the Holy Spirit to keep serving the elderly?
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 9


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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


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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


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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


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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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Pope Francis: To obey God instead of men is the great Christian response

(CNA) An important aspect of the Christian life is obeying God even when there may be consequences for going against the commands of others, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 28


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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


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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


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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


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A Journey from Head to Heart

Two groups of teenagers and young adults went to volunteer in Ukraine and Tanzania respectively. What did they experience while volunteering abroad?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 22


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Working Hard, Working Poor

What is working poverty? The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs organized a 7-day poverty experiential program in which participants tried to live with a weekly expense in line with a minimum wage earner.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 17


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A Century of Grace

It takes decades for an oak tree to mature. It also takes decades for a community to mature and contribute to the society. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Montreal Chinese Catholic Mission faced different challenges over the past century, and responded to the needs in the society.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 20


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Companions of Migrant Children

As China continues to experience economic growth, many people from the rural villages move to cities to pursue better lives. These migrants often encounter many challenges and their children lack support. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Home of Dandelion, run by the Catholic Social Service Centre of the Xian Diocese, helps the migrant children and their parents.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 1


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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: 2018 - 7 - 21


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Pope Francis: The criterion of Jesus’ judgment is love for the neighbor in distress

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday Pope Francis said that when the Final Judgment comes, what will matter most is how much we loved God and others, especially through daily, concrete acts of charity toward those most in need.
Publish date: 2017 - 11 - 29


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (4): A Roof over Their Heads

In many metropolitan cities, rising property prices has become a serious problem. Many people simply cannot afford to own a home. The poor in the Dominican Republic faces an even more pressing need for safe homes. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Samaritan Foundation helps provide homes for the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 7


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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (1): Mission Vacation

St. Joseph the Worker Parish has organized mission trips to the Dominican Republic for several years. These trips have attracted many participants, among them are young people and families with young children. What benefits do these trips bring to the participants and the communities in the Dominican Republic? Fountain of Grace takes you to this mission trip in a 4-part series.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 10


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The Lepers’ Companions

Fr. Roberto and his volunteers have lived among those who were recovering from leprosy over a long period of time. They were not afraid of contracting leprosy and found great joy in living with them.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 15


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Distant Neighbours: Dr. Paul Au

Hong Kong-based Dr. Paul Au has participated in numerous medical missions organized by the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. In order to serve poor patients in need of medical help, he even had to risk his life. What is the driving force that motivates him to serve?
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 11


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Home of Daybreak 3: The Road to Rehabilitation

The sisters from the Congregation of St. Teresa of Child Jesus in Hebei, China, established a rehabilitation centre to provide different kinds of rehabilitation therapies for special needs children from poor families as well as counselling and support for their parents, thus bringing hope to them.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 28


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Home of Daybreak 2: Against All Odds

Although the orphans at The Home of Daybreak (Li Ming) in Hebei, China, have disabilities, they long to take care of themselves and to live independently. The sisters from the Congregation of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus strive to train these orphans in different aspects so that they may live up to their full potential and lead a life with dignity.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 21


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Home of Daybreak 1: I Believe, Therefore I Love

Against all odds and with unwavering faith, a group of young girls in Hebei province in China joined the Congregation of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus as nuns. Devoting their lives to serve with love, they build the "House of Daybreak" (Li Ming), a home for disabled orphans.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 14


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Pope Francis: Be instruments of mercy, by visiting the sick and imprisoned

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that in order to be more like Jesus, we must not be indifferent to others, but rather meet people where they are and show mercy to those in need, especially the sick and imprisoned. “We can all be instruments of the mercy of God and this will do […]
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 10


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Pope Francis: Simple everyday actions can make a real cultural revolution

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, in his catechesis, the Pope focused on both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, as found in the Gospels, emphasizing that it is through these small works that people can change the world.
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 13