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.
The Macau Post and Telecommunications Bureau launched on Sunday a set of stamps commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, on the suggestion of the Macau Catholic Culture Association. The new philatelic products were conceived by local designer Vai Chi Hang.