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Teaching by Example

Sabina used to live in Canada. She embarked on a journey to Macau and started a new career in teaching. Fountain of Grace invited her to share with us her experience as a teacher, as well as how she witnessed God's love with her life.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 16


 
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


 
Where Faith and Art Cross Paths

Irene held her first solo art exhibition in 2017. Behind this exhibition lies a dream that Irene spent ten years to actualize. Through making abstract art, Irene gets closer to God.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 2


 
Small Town, Big Mission: Chapel of St. Joseph’s Seminary and St. Lazarus’ Church of Macau

Similar to the Ruins of St. Paul's, the Chapel of St. Joseph's Seminary has been a cradle of missionary formation for over two centuries. St. Lazarus' Church, nicknamed Lepers Temple, used to be the chapel of a lepers' hospice, which developed into a community of Chinese Catholics that put faith and love into practice. Both churches give rise to numerous true stories of evangelization and charity work, reflecting the spectrum of Catholicism from contemplation to action, knowledge to charity.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 18


 
Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Cenacle – The Upper Room, Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Jesus had the last Passover dinner with the apostles and instituted the Sacrament of the Eucharist. What was it like at the Last Supper? After Jesus got arrested, how did he spend the night before his crucifixion on Good Friday? What does Mount Calvary and the tomb of Jesus look like today after some 2000 years? Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to Israel to find out more.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 11


 
Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Tabgha – Church of the Multiplication, Capernaum, Eucharistic Miracles

Among Jesus' miracles, feeding of the 5000 with five loaves and two fish is the most well-known. What does the site where this miracle took place looks like today? Capernaum was just an ordinary fishing village, but Jesus chose it to be the base of his public ministry and this was where he gave the Bread of Life discourse. Catholics believe that bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ after being blessed by the priest in mass. Various eucharistic miracles had taken place over the years. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Holy Land and sites of Eucharistic miracles.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 4


 
Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Mount of Temptation, Sea of Galilee, On the way to Jericho

A sparsely vegetated mountain, a monastery built along a cliff, reminds us what is truly important in our lives. The area surrounding the Sea of Galilee offers incredible scenery, and that is where Jesus chose to start his ministry. In western countries, Good Samaritan has become the synonym for a kind-hearted person. This parable of Jesus has been around for 2000 years. What does it mean for us today? Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land takes you to the Holy Land.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 28


 
Pain is not in Vain, Interview with Former CE Donald Tsang

For Donald Tsang, former chief executive of Hong Kong, while the days he spent in jail were painful, he saw the experience as a blessing or even a mountaintop experience.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 21


 
Peace in Prison, Interview with Former CE Donald Tsang

Donald Tsang, former chief executive of Hong Kong, charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2015. He was convicted of misconduct in office in February 2017 and was sent to jail immediately. On June 26, 2019, the Court of Final Appeal ruled in favor of him and quashed his conviction and sentence once and for all. Having gone through 7 years of investigation and spending 8 months in jail, what kind of transformation did he undergo while in jail?
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 14


 
After the Exodus: Fr. Augustine Tsang

Fr. Augustine Tsang experienced his personal exodus during his teenage years, his study in science and spirituality then helped him further reflect on the meaning of his life. Fountain of Grace invited Fr. Tsang to share with us what his faith means to him.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 7


 
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


 
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: 2020 - 2 - 22


 
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


 
Transformed by Faith

You only live once. Is it possible to turn life around after making a terrible mistake? Hawkins, who is in his early 30s, once hit rock bottom in his early years. Through his unwavering faith in God, he has rediscovered his purpose in life.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 8


 
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


 
Prep for Christmas: Encountering Mary in Ephesus

The Church designates January 1 as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. "Prep for Christmas" takes you to Ephesus, Turkey to reflect on the role the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in the Christian faith.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 4


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Tri-Colour Baked Cauliflowers

Epiphany is an important feast. For the first time since his birth, Jesus Christ reveals himself to gentiles – Wise Men from the East. Our “Tri-Colour Baked Cauliflowers” talks about the Wise Men and the gifts they presented to Jesus.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 4


 
Prep for Christmas: A Crash Course on Agape

Christmas is a season of love. One of the most well-known passages from the Bible is the hymn of love written by St. Paul. Prep for Christmas takes you to Corinth, Greece for a closer look of what is love.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 28


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Blueberry Mango Puff & Garlic Bread

The Holy Family is the perfect model for every family. When a family puts Christ in the centre and always relies on St. Joseph and Mary, the family will be like a church. All family activities, such as cooking together, are done based on love.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 28


 
Prep for Christmas: Looking at Mysteries through Byzantine Icons

Through colours and images, Byzantine icons bear witness to the truths of salvation without words. "Prep for Christmas" takes you to Greece to visit the icon studio run by an Orthodox priest. We would also deepen our understanding about mysteries related to the birth of Christ through icons.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 21


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Asian Spiced Turkey

Turkey has long been a Christmas tradition. While celebrating the birth of Christ, we must also remember our brothers and sisters in need. Let us come to their aid through corporal works of mercy.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 21