A new breath of life for a centuries-old devotion

Created 130 years ago, the Brotherhood of Saint Anthony ushered in a new era by updating its statutes. The improved regulations bring up to date the set up of the fellowship, breathing a new life into the mission of organizing worship and devotion to Saint Anthony. The major change introduced by the amendment concerns the statutory rectification of a practice that became commonplace over the years, that of allowing sisters into the Brotherhood.

“We cultivate students based on the faith of Christ”

Macau’s 26 Catholic schools and colleges are attracting more and more students, Mr. Stephan Chan Teng-fong tells O Clarim. The managing director of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission claims there has been a sustained growth, over recent years, in the numbers of students enrolled in Catholic–oriented educational establishments. In an expansive interview, Mr. Chan – who is also an advisor at Colégio Diocesano de São José – talks about the values and mission of the local Catholic schools, as well as the challenges that they face.

A saint who lived in Macau

On September 20th, Saint Anthony’s parish celebrated the liturgical feast of Saint Andrew Kim. Macau and Saint Anthony’s parish, in particular, played a significant role in the formation of the saint as he received his theological education in the region. Saint Andrew Kim is an excellent example for Catholic youth who are expected in Seoul in August 2027 for the 38th World Youth Day, as the Asian continent once again comes under the spotlight of the Catholic world.