“Hope sustains us on our journey of faith”

A visiting professor at the University of Saint Joseph since 2019, Father David Goodill arrived in Macau for the very first time and delivered a public lecture at Saint Dominic’s Church on the concept of hope in the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas. With a doctorate in moral theology from the Swiss University of Freiburg, the Dominican friar argues that hope is the virtue that makes us persevere on our journey of faith. The Reverend David Goodill in his own words…

USJ to commemorate centenary of the First Plenary Council for China

The Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and the Xavier Centre for Memory and Identity will commemorate, next summer, the 100th anniversary of the First Council for China with the organization of a four-day long international conference. The event will debate the relevance and significance of the Shanghai Plenary Council.

Today’s Prophets: The Enduring Societal Relevance of Vocations to Priestly and Religious Life

O Clarim will run a special series of articles on USJ FRSP (University of St Joseph -Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy) which is expressly focused on emphasizing the significance of the priesthood, especially in these times when the world seems to be in need of re-evangelization and a renewal of faith, by participating in the celebration of the Year of Vocations of the Catholic Diocese of Macao.
In the first article of this series, Ian Shelley Alabanza writes that priests or religious, in the societal context, are immensely important as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus, always striving to steer the people in their care toward a life under the guidance and counsel of the Holy Spirit.

USJ partners with global initiative to tackle world hunger using AI and multidisciplinary expertise

“To fight against hunger and food insecurity with the help of Artificial Intelligence”. This is the aim of a new academic consortium created through the initiative of the University of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest public university. The University of Saint Joseph has joined the project and it will foster the development of a new digital radio with a very particular mission: fight against global hunger.

USJ’s new digital platform ‘Portuguese in Sight’ may be game changer for second language students

The University of Saint Joseph will launch on Monday its first digital platform aimed at Portuguese language learners. Christened Português à Vista, or Portuguese in Sight, it aspires to be a valuable resource for students studying Portuguese as a second language. Made in Macau and for Macau, the platform does not dismiss the importance of the Portuguese-speaking world.

University of Saint Joseph receives an astounding 25,000-volume library collection

The University of Saint Joseph has recently been enriched with a donation of more than 25,000 tomes that will serve to reinforce the newly refurbished library at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Philosophy and help transform the institution into one of the largest centers of religious studies in East Asia.