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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


 
Double Canonization: A Pilgrim’s Journal 3

In order to witness the double canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims waited on the main road leading to St. Peter's Square for the whole night. Fountain of Grace's filming crew was among the crowd to capture their zeal and their selfless spirit, as well as the solemn occasion of the canonization mass.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 31


 
Double Canonization: A Pilgrim’s Journal 2

On the eve of the double canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Vicky, a pilgrim from Toronto, toured the streets of Rome to meet other pilgrims from around the world. She also went to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus to visit Fr. Antonio Chung, SDB. Through the sharing of different people, Fountain of Grace takes a closer look at these two saintly popes.
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 7


 
Double Canonization: A Pilgrim’s Journal 1

Fountain of Grace's production team followed a pilgrim, Vicky, on her journey to witness the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II and learned about them from different perspectives through her encounters with various people on her journey. In the first episode, Vicky venerated a precious relic, the bloodstained undershirt worn by John Paul II when he was shot, and she interviewed Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai about his reflection on the canonization of the two Popes.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 17


 
Pope Francis: Read the Psalms to learn the language of prayer

(Vatican News) In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the witness of prayer as laid out in the Book of Psalms, saying the door to God’s heart is always open in our moments of pain.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 14


 
Saintly Popes: John XXIII and John Paul II

April 27, 2014 is Divine Mercy Sunday. It is also the day that marks the first-ever canonization of two Popes together in the Catholic Church. "Fountain of Grace" introduces to you the lives of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, their journeys to sainthood, as well as their impact on the Church and the world.
Publish date: 2020 - 10 - 10


 
A Globe-trotter

Estella Lee, who is well-known among the Chinese community in New Zealand, used to be just a school teacher. But God has led her to a fruitful life that is out of the ordinary. Estella has a great love for the nature, and has been very active in promoting environmental awareness. She co-founded the "Chinese Conservation Education Trust" with a few friends in New Zealand, in order to bring the message of environmental protection to the Chinese community.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 26


 
Organic Faith

In recent years, the public has become increasingly concerned about the hazards of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and genetically modified foods. Some people have started to grow their own produce for health reasons, and some Catholic religious also promote organic gardening. How is organic gardening related to our faith?
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 19


 
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: 2020 - 9 - 12


 
Small Town, Big Mission: Everyone is Missionary

What does the word "missionary" call to mind? In the 21st century, how do missionaries live their lives? Missionaries from four Catholic churches in Macau share with you their stories.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 5


 
Life at a Boarding School

Aberdeen Technical School is an all-boy school founded by Salesian Fathers. It is one of the few schools in Hong Kong which offers boarding to families who need it. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Fr. Simon Lam, the Warden, and his team helps youths transform their lives in the boarding school environment.
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 22


 
Fighting Depression: Light in the Darkness

Depression is a common mental disorder. Many people fall into depression without being aware of it. Stanley was no exception. Through an unexpected encounter with God, he found a way out of depression. Stanley shares with us his journey of recovery.
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 8


 
Dementia with Dignity

Even though a complete cure for dementia is yet to be found, with proper treatments and care, we can help slow down its progression. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how the Sisters of Our Lady of China Catholic Charity Social Welfare Foundation supports seniors with dementia and their families.
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 1


 
A Tale of Three Cities: Cantonese Opera Evangelization Songs

Most people from Hong Kong are familiar with Cantonese Opera songs. Many can even sing along with them. How did evangelization songs using Cantonese Opera melodies connect Catholics from Hong Kong, Toronto and Ottawa?
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 25


 
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


 
The Colours of Martyrdom

As part of its 30th-anniversary celebration, the Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church held a joint exhibition featuring faith-inspired artworks of different genres. They also invited Jackie Lau, a Catholic artist from Hong Kong, to paint a series of portraits of Chinese martyrs. Fountain of Grace takes a look at this unique art exhibition.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 11


 
Pilgrimage of Mercy: Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti

In 55 days, Fr. Carlos Martins and his team brought the major relics of St. Maria Goretti to 54 cities across the United States. They wish that the story of the saint would inspire people to be more merciful.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 4


 
A Lesson about Forgiveness: The Story of St. Maria Goretti

Among the saints canonized by the Catholic Church, St. Maria Goretti is one of the youngest. She was just 11 years old when she died. Maria died of a fatal attack by her neighbour Alessandro, after she refused to submit to his sexual advances. Fountain of Grace's production team followed Fr. Carlos Martins to Maria's former residence to learn about forgiveness from this saint.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 27


 
The Final Journey

When we are faced with illness in ourselves or in our families, we often find ourselves ill-equipped to face the challenges that accompany such struggles. Fountain of Grace takes a closer look at Palliative Care, to see how it helps patients and their families understand the meaning of earthly life, while at the same time preparing them for eternal life.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 20


 
F.O.J.P. on Missionary Journey

The Friends of Jesus Passover (FOJP) organizes missionary journeys to different countries over the world with the mission to evangelize the Gospel to overseas Chinese through music concerts. What motivates them to do this for more than 16 years? What is it like being an overseas missionary, and live and travel together from places to places like the early disciples? This episode brings you to witness one of their exciting journeys.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 13


 
A Happy Evangelist: Fr. Giovanni Giampietro

Many people from different age groups and backgrounds, including youth and Hong Kong artists, were inspired by the passion of Fr. Giovanni Giampietro (Fr. Yan) to evangelize through music, media, and missionary trips. Why? How did this happen? What was the vision behind his efforts in organizing missionary trips and the founding of an on-line school of evangelization?
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 6


 
Fr. Thomas Kwan : Building Heaven on Earth

Fr. Thomas Kwan has been ordained as a priest for 45 years. He has many different responsibilities over the years, including education, marriage counselling, supporting lay ministries. For everything that he does, he does it with one goal in mind: to build heaven on earth.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 30


 
Taking Our Faith to the Streets: Mother of Mercy Procession

For four years, Our Lady of Carmel Church in Chinatown, Toronto has been holding a Marian Procession in May, providing the faithful a wonderful opportunity to bear witness to their faith in public. Overcoming adversities and bracing all kinds of weather conditions, the parishioners were dedicated to making this event a success. Fountain of Grace takes you to Chinatown to uncover the driving force behind their enthusiasm and determination.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 23