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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


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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


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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


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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Sister Consolata Betrone

Sister Consolata Betrone was born in Italy in 1903; when she was 13, she devoutly prayed, “My God, I love You!” and consecrated herself to the Virgin Mary. That day, after receiving the Eucharist, she heard a voice, “Are you willing to belong to me?” She tearfully replied, “I am,” and offered herself totally to Jesus. Over time, she felt God’s calling grow stronger but still felt doubts and spiritual dryness. Aged 21, she realized her calling to the religious life and, after being rejected three times by different convents, was accepted to the Capuchin Order’s Convent of the Poor Clares in 1929. In 1934, she professed her religious vows and was assigned to work as a portress, kitchen helper, secretary, and nurse. At this time, Jesus revealed a special ejaculatory prayer to her: “Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!” He explained that the “souls” included those in Purgatory, those in the Church Militant, even those of atheists. Each prayer, when said all day long, would save one soul. Jesus also told her, “The souls I love most are those who love Me most.” And again, “The more you love Me, the happier you will be.” He told Sister Consolata, “Do not limit your trust in Me, and I will not limit My graces to you. Once suffering is accepted with love, it is no longer suffering, but joy.” In 1945, Sister Consolata fell sick and passed away – she had dedicated her life to praying for sinners.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 6


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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


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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: 2018 - 9 - 22


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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: 2018 - 9 - 8


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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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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: 2018 - 1 - 20


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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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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


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From Canada to China

How did a frail Canadian girl establish a congregation of women for foreign missions, ultimately bringing the Good News to China? Let us get to know Sr. Délia Tétreault and the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 30


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A Place to Call Home

As life expectancy continues to grow, the elderly population also grows rapidly. How can we help the elderly live comfortable and fulfilling lives? Fountain of Grace will visit a nursing home run by the Chinese Dominican Sisters in Pingtung County, Taiwan, and find out how they create a "home" for the seniors.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 9


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Sister Maria Wang: A Friend of Seniors

Population aging is a phenomenon that occurs in different societies. When it comes to taking care of the elderly, Sr. Maria Wang, who has been caring for the elderly in China for years, does not regard it as a burden. Being able to spend time with the elderly enriches her life. They also inspire her to see life and death with a different lens.
Publish date: 2016 - 5 - 21


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Wherever You Go, I May Go

In her journey of vocation discernment, Po Yee Yeung happened to visit Peru in South America, falling inexplicably in love with this country along the way. She even went as far as sacrificing all she had to move to Peru in order to continue discerning God's mission for her. Fountain of Grace will take a deeper look at Po Yee's discernment journey to help us better understand how she made this decision.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 12


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Sister Maria Ko 2: Words of Wit and Wonder

Sr. Maria Ko has published a number of books with the word "wonderful" in their names. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us how these books came about, as well as how she sees the role of women in the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 9


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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: 2014 - 8 - 2


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Sister Maria Ko on ‘Sermon on the Mount’

On this week's "Love and Life", we invited Sr. Maria Ko, who travelled a long way from Rome, to discuss the wonders of the bible, especially Jesus' 'Sermon on the Mount'. He came not to abolish the old commandments, but to raise them to new heights.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 31


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Washing of Feet

Publish date: 2013 - 3 - 30


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Fiat! Let It Be Done

Jessica responded to God's call to be a religious sister in Peru, not only to help the poor but also to bring the presence of God into their lives. Through her discernment process, she realized the key to a happy life is to simply follow what God has planned for us.
Publish date: 2013 - 1 - 13


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Journey of the Faithful Ones

Ever since the Gold Rush Era, many Chinese have left their homeland for San Francisco, in the hope of pursuing a better future. In order to follow Christ, Bishop Wang and Sister Hsu also left their home to serve different ethnic groups in San Francisco. They carry out the will of God joyfully despite being sent to different places to serve.
Publish date: 2012 - 5 - 4


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One Heart at a Time

In a society prevalent with "the Culture of Death" today, there seems to be a lack of respect for human life. At Sisters of Life, the sisters and their volunteers would offer their love and time to help pregnant women in need. By protecting life "one heart at a time", they are actively promoting "the Culture of Life" to counteract the onslaught of "the Culture of Death."
Publish date: 2011 - 3 - 13


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My Vocation is Love

Let's visit the Carmelite Sisters in Toronto and learn about their vocation of love and their cloistered lifestyle.
Publish date: 2009 - 3 - 22