In order to carry on the vision of their founder, Magdalene of Canossa, and to light the fire of the missionary love more than a hundred years ago, Canossian Sisters came to the village of Mong-Há in Macau. In addition to building a dedicated community, they responded to the needs of the society at the time by establishing hospitals, homes for the elderly, libraries, and schools, to care for the poor, sick and abandoned babies, and support numerous families. The Sisters established the presence of the Lord in the community and set up a place for people to get to know the Lord of mercy. Later, the Diocese sent Diocesan priests to develop pastoral work in the same place and gradually forming the parish of St Francis Xavier’s Church. Today, the faithful have inherited the fruits and hard work of their predecessors and the blessings of the Lord and continue to spread the good news of the Kingdom in the community.
The Legion of Mary in Macau celebrated their 100th Anniversary. A Mass was held at St Lazarus’ Church presided by Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang, Spiritual Director Fr Edgar Palomo Pasaporte, former Spiritual Director Fr Ip Luk Pui, Fr Ho Lu Vien James, Our Lady of Fatima Church Pastor Fr José Angel Castellanos Hernandez, Igreja de S. Francisco Xavier (Mong Ha) Assistant Parochial Vicar Fr Rafael Gemelli Vigolo, chaplain of St Paul School Fr Lawrence The Reh and Fr Chan Pou Chun Francisco Xavier. Prayers of Legion of Mary at 3 PM preceded the thanksgiving Mass, which began at 3:30 PM. The participants were very enthusiastic and grateful.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau has finished restoring the “Village of Ka Ho,” previously used as a leprosarium. The Bureau held an exhibition of “Land of Hope – Historical Archives Exhibition on Leprosariums in Macao” on 6 November, Saturday, in the Village of Ka Ho.
The Macau Diocese held the Macau Diocesan Youth Day on 27th November Saturday and establish the Diocesan Youth Commission, responsible for organizing the Youth work in the Diocese. O CLARIM interviewed the Supervisor of the Diocesan Youth Commission Mr. Bosco Wong and Vice Supervisor Ms. Tammy Chiu, to share about the future mission and the work of the Diocesan Youth Commission.