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Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (3): Our Brothers’ Keepers

Someone has once said: "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members". In the Dominican Republic, the lives of the vulnerable groups are especially tough. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how some kindhearted heroes serve the weak selflessly.
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 21


 
Mission Trip to Dominican Republic (2): A Close Look at Poverty

Most people who go for Caribbean vacations spend most of their time enjoying the sun and beaches. They might not be exposed to the living conditions of the locals. Missionaries of St. Joseph the Worker Parish had the opportunity to take a close look at the living conditions of the poor in the Dominican Republic. What kind of impact will this experience have on them?
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 14


 
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: 2020 - 11 - 7


 
Pope Francis: Let's make love go viral and let's globalize hope in the light of faith

(Vatican News) Pope Francis began his General Audience on Wednesday noting that in recent weeks “we have reflected together” on how to heal the world from the suffering highlighted by the pandemic.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 1


 
Pope Francis: Respect the autonomy and the capacity to take initiative that everyone has, especially the least

(Vatican News) Continuing in his series of catecheses on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in light of the Church’s teachings, Pope Francis said, “Every one of us is called to assume responsibility for his or her part,” and he highlighted the fact that we must look to the future working for a social order in which the dignity and the gifts of all of its members are respected.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 23


 
Pope Francis: The best antidote against the misuse of our common home is contemplation

(Vatican News) “Contemplating and caring: these are two attitudes that show the way to correct and re-balance our relationship as human beings with creation.”
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 16


 
Pope Francis: Now is the time to improve our social love, with everyone's contribution

(Vatican News) Pope Francis focused his attention on the concept of the “common good” in his catechesis at Wednesday’s General Audience.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 9


 
Pope Francis: We are stewards called to share earth’s fruits with everyone

(Vatican News) Pope Francis opened his catechesis on Wednesday by inviting the faithful to “welcome the gift of hope that comes from Christ”, especially during the pandemic, in which "many risk losing hope".
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 26


 
Pope Francis: heal the epidemics caused by viruses, and to heal those caused by social injustices

(Vatican News) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has not only “exposed the plight of the poor and the serious inequality that reigns in the world,” but even exacerbated them, Pope Francis said at the Wednesday General Audience.
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 19


 
Pope Francis: Jesus heals the entire person and renews lives

(Vatican News) In a catechesis live-streamed from the Apostolic Library on Wednesday morning, Pope Francis assures Christians that despite the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to infect and kill people, with many, especially the poor, going through uncertain times because of socio-economic problems, God’s Kingdom of healing and of salvation is present, as Jesus assures us in Luke’s Gospel.
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 5


 
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: 2020 - 7 - 18


 
From Justice to Mercy

We all yearn to live in a just society. However, justice cannot be achieved without charity. In our busy lives, do we pay attention to those who need help? Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Catholics live out mercy through various initiatives.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 9


 
Pope Francis: The earth is not just our home but also God’s home

(CNA) Commenting on the celebration of Earth Day during his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis urged people to show solidarity with the weak and vulnerable and to protect humanity’s common home.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 22


 
Pope Francis: The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Church’s pro-life message is more relevant than ever as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 26


 
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: 2020 - 2 - 29


 
Pope Francis: The poor reveal to us the riches of love

(CNA) On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the poor and most vulnerable can be left behind in the frenetic haste and self-centeredness of the modern world.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 20


 
Pope Francis: Serving hope, in a time like ours, means building bridges between civilizations

(CNA) Reflecting upon his recent apostolic journey to Morocco, Pope Francis said Wednesday that God desires a greater sense of fraternity among Catholics and Muslims as “brother children of Abraham.”
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 4


 
Pope Francis: The bread that the Christian asks for in prayer is not “mine” but “our” bread

(CNA) The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 27


 
From Clay To Bronze

Tim Schmalz, a devout Catholic, seeks to convey the truth, goodness and beauty originated from God through his Christian sculptures. Fountain of Grace invited him to share his creative ideas at his studio.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 23


 
Brother William Ng 1: A Voice for the Vulnerable

Br. William Ng, OFM grew up in a Protestant family. He came into contact with the Catholic faith through a chance encounter and eventually joined the Order of Friars Minor. He seeks to live out the values of St. Francis of Assisi, which focus on fraternity and the minority. Fountain of Grace invites him to share his vocation journey.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 29


 
Fr. Franco Mella: A Companion of the Marginalized

Fr. Franco Mella, an Italian priest, has been journeying with the most marginalized and vulnerable in Hong Kong. What sustains him in his relentless fight for the persecuted?
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 15


 
Second World Day of the Poor (2)

Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 24


 
Second World Day of the Poor (1)

The theme chosen for this year’s World Day of the Poor is “This poor man cried and the Lord heard him”. It comes on the heels of the 1st World Day of the Poor which was established by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and fixed for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 17


 
Joyful Servant of the Poor: Fr. Ho Lung

Fr. Richard Ho Lung is a Chinese priest from Jamaica. He is the first Chinese to have founded a religious order. More than three decades ago, together with two other priests who shared his vision, he started living among the poor, ministering to them. Fountain of Grace invited him to share how he founded the Missionaries of the Poor, as well as his spiritual journey of serving the poor.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 10