Prayers for peace: Macau’s Catholic schools answer Pope Francis’ call to pray the Rosary

Pope Francis asked, and Macau responded enthusiastically. Hundreds of children from local Catholic schools prayed the Rosary on October 18th as part of a global campaign of prayer for peace and unity promoted by the international foundation, Aid to the Church in Need. The local Portuguese-speaking Catholic community joined the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign for the second year in a row.

The Trappistines: Powerhouse of prayer, lungs of the church

Nestled on the hills of Penha, the Monastery of Our Lady Star of Hope is one of the youngest houses of the order in the Asia region. At present, there are 10 sisters mostly from all over Asia. In relative simplicity, silence, and a life hidden from dominant culture, they balance the practices of prayer, reading and work. Their deep inner lives, distinct daily rhythms, and shared spiritual journey become a continuous prayer of life — to God, for people who ask for their prayers and for the world.