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Statement by Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang on the Recent Reports on Sino-Vatican Relationship

September 29, 2018

BM/170/2018 Statement by Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang on the Recent Reports on Sino-Vatican Relationship   Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,   I am pleased to learn that on 22 September China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement concerning the appointment of bishops in mainland China. I thoroughly reckon that both parties have worked towards this provisional agreement…

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54 Conferrals at USJ Congregation for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees

September 29, 2018

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its Congregation for Master and Doctoral Degrees on 22nd September at the Ilha Verde Campus. The graduation ceremony was officiated by the Chancellor of USJ, His Excellency Msgr Stephen Lee Bun Sang, Bishop of Macao. The ceremony saw the conferral of 54 Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the presence of distinguished guests Ms…

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JAROSŁAW DURAJ, VICE-DIRECTOR OF THE MACAU RICCI INSTITUTE — The interreligiosity of the Silk Road cannot be forgotten

September 29, 2018

Marco Carvalho   Vice-director of the Macau Ricci Institute and teacher of political science at the University of Saint Joseph, Jarosław Duraj is well versed in Buddhist thought. A specialist in interreligious dialogue, the Jesuit spent some time in monasteries in Japan and in Taiwan, where he discovered a spiritual tradition rooted in a deep perception of human nature. To…

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LETTER FROM BISHOP STEPHEN LEE OF MACAU ON TYPHOON MANKHUT

September 21, 2018

BM/156/2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, After super-typhoon Mankhut swept through Macau and gradually moved away, on September 16 (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time) many areas of the city were flooded, with the water in low-lying areas exceeding 1.5 meters in depth, and causing the temporary suspension of power and water in about 20,000 households. Thank God, fortunately,…

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THE DAY AFTER MANKHUT’S FURY

September 21, 2018

The day after Mankhut’s fury, seminarians and staff of the Cathedral Parish headed out to various schools, elderly homes, and churches affected by the typhoon to give a helping hand. Bishop Lee made an ocular inspection of the premises of different churches and institutions. (Photos and text: Fr Alberto Ho)

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NEW DEAN OF USJ’S FACULTY OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES – “Laymen can be the Church’s best missionaries”

September 21, 2018

Photo: Ana Marques – Marco Carvalho Welshman Stephen Morgan is the new dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at the University of St Joseph. A permanent deacon and until recently Oeconomus of the Diocese of Portsmouth, in England, Morgan wants to attract to the Faculty a wider variety of students, among them a larger number of lay pupils. The…

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PEÑAFRANCIA FESTIVAL 2018 – On its twentieth year in Macau

September 14, 2018

PHOTO: Batingaw in Flickr – Ross Belle Balatbat The Peñafrancia Devotees Association in Macau (PDAM), under the spiritual direction of Fr Alejandre Vergara, SOLT have organized the novena Masses for the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the principal Patroness of the Bicol Region in the Philippines. The devotion comes from Salamanca, Spain where the Blessed Virgin is venerated as…

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CIRCULAR

September 14, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: According to the weather forecast, the super typhoon “Mangkhut” is expected to hit Macao this weekend. I wish to appeal to all to pay attention to personal safety and to take extra measures in face of the impending storm. I would also like to invite you all to offer your prayers for the Macao…

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SE CATHEDRAL – St Padre Pio English Community

September 14, 2018

Recently, the English speaking community of the Se Cathedral was elevated to form its own pastoral team and program. The community has chosen St Padre Pio as its Patron. The English speaking community of the Se Cathedral is composed primarily of Filipinos, some Indian nationals, Koreans and some other English speaking parishioners who usually attend the 5:00 PM and the…

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