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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: 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


 
Prep for Christmas: A Crash Course on Byzantine Icons

Icons from the Byzantine Church do not just deliver a unique visual appeal, they also guide the viewers to connect with the person or mystery being depicted. "Prep for Christmas" takes you into the world of Byzantine icons.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 14


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Burgundy Beef Aspic

The Third Sunday of Advent is called “Gaudete Sunday”. On this day churches will light a pink candle on the Advent Wreath, and priests will wear pink vestments when celebrating Mass. We add to the joy of this day with a French dish “Burgundy Beef Aspic.”
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 14


 
Prep for Christmas: The Last Judgment

During Advent, we prepare our hearts in anticipation of the birth of Baby Jesus, but also for the second coming of Christ in glory. "Prep for Christmas" takes you to an orthodox monastery in Greece for a close look at a painting of the General Judgment, which prompts us to reflect on the causal relationship between every decision of ours and our eternal destiny.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 7


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Fabulous Four from Sabah

John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, preached repentance in the wilderness. He ate locusts and wild honey. Some Bible scholars think that “locusts” could also refer to some kind of bean. Adapting from a famous Malaysian dish, our version of the “Fabulous Four from Sabah” includes sweet peas as well as fried dried fish mixed with honey to imitate the feel of eating locusts.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 7


 
Prep for Christmas: Learning from the Hermits in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey is the hometown of three Church Fathers and where numerous monasteries and churches are located. "Prep for Christmas" takes you there to get to know the lives of the hermits in the past.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 30


 
Food for Thought Christmas Special: Golden Spoon Stickers

Advent is the beginning of the Catholic Church's liturgical season. During Advent, not only do we prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we should also be awake all the time, to wait for the second coming of Christ. Our "Food for Thought Christmas Special" starts with the delectable Golden Spoon Stickers.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 30


 
Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau, City of the Name of God

The Ruins of St. Paul's, a landmark of Macau, is a must-go for tourists. The sculptured motifs on this façade incorporate symbols of creation, redemption and salvation. The oriental characteristic is unique among Catholic churches all over the world.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 23


 
Dream Big, Dream Together: Matteo Ricci The Musical

With limited experience and resources, how did they take the story of Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit missionary, to stage? In April 2019, public performances of Matteo Ricci The Musical were staged at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. More performances will be staged in Hong Kong in January 2020. Many people, Catholics or non-Catholics alike, have been touched and inspired. What turns the big dream into reality?
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 16


 
God’s Paintbrush

Jackie Lau, a religious artist from Hong Kong, has hosted several exhibitions over the past decade. Prior to each exhibition, she has to draw a vast amount of paintings in a short time. What is it that motivates her to see drawing as her mission, to a point that she is willing to sacrifice for it?
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 12


 
Kintore College: Home Away from Home

Kintore College is an all-female student residence located in downtown Toronto. It is a home away from home that offers an excellent environment for study. It also seeks to meet the needs of students by providing laundry, meals, career guidance, social life, philosophy classes, as well as faith and spirituality. Kintore College is partly managed by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
Fellowship through the Bible

Among the ministries of the Chinese Catholic community in San Francisco is a long-running Bible study group. What moviates the group to study the Bible together? What have they gained from the Bible?
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
Wake Up to the Word of God

Joseph Shu is an accomplished electrical engineer. Since 1997, he has been travelling around the world to preach the gospel. Fountain of Grace invited him to share how his habit of reading the scriptures early in the morning has transformed his life.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
Little-known Facts about the Bible: Dead Sea Scrolls

How was the Bible passed down to us through the ages? Fountain of Grace invited Stanislaus Lee, a biblical scholar, to explain the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for today's Christians.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 21


 
Fr. Joseph Yim: 40 Years of Giving

Fr. Joseph Yim, the Chief Executive of Caritas-Hong Kong, was ordained to the priesthood in 1979. Over the years, he had taken up different roles. As he celebrates his 40th anniversary of ordination, Fountain of Grace invited him to share with us his reflections on his priestly ministry.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 28


 
Explorers of Beauty: Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Children are naturally more perceptive to faith due to their innocence and humility. As parents accompany their children on their spiritual journey, not only do they draw closer to their children, they are also drawn closer to God. Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) not only helps kids encounter Jesus, it also provides opportunities for parents to walk alongside their kids on their faith journey.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 22


 
Explorers of Beauty: Adventures in the Outdoors

An increasing number of studies show that overusing electronics can cause harm. In this age of gadgets, many children are drawn to social media and video games, how can we help them to live a healthier lifestyle? Through outdoor activities, service to the community, and leadership development, Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) helps children grow physically and spiritually, and mostly importantly, to encounter Jesus.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 15


 
A Miraculous Cure

Norry Kwan is an ordinary housewife in good health. It is hard to imagine she was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago and was once on the brink of death. She woke up from a coma miraculously and recovered completely. In Fountain of Grace, she shares with us her amazing journey of healing.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 18