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Foundress Day 2015

St. Magdalene, Witness of God’s Love

“Those who love are never tired, since love knows no burden.” 

This is our schoolmates’ choice of “My favourite quote by St. Magdalene of Canossa”, prelude to the week-long celebration of the Feast of our Foundress and the foundation of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. Through her, we witness the great love of Christ.

The highlight of the celebration on 5 May was meaningful with the sharing of Sr Louise Lam, Sr Magdalene Poh and Sr Lucia Cheung. The Catholic Society performed a drama portraying St. Magdalene’s zeal for evangelization. Touched by Jesus’ words, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation”, she contemplated the love of Christ Crucified and decided to follow His footsteps. With her heart instilled with the flame of saving souls, she stood in the Gate of Hell to guide the lost souls to salvation. Based on the drama, the three sisters shared their vocations and the challenges faced in joining the Canossian Mission, as well as their experience of guiding people to revert from sins. They demonstrated their sacrificial love through consecrating their life to the service of those in need. We should all learn from them.

On 8 May, the Foundress Day, as we enjoyed the sweet treat during lunchtime, we reflected with gratitude on our blessings from God and the selfless dedication of our Foundress and the Canossian sisters. It is they who founded the Canossian schools that allow us to receive the well-rounded education we have now.

Our celebration concluded on 12 May with the sharing by representatives of the Catholic Society, Alison Yeung and Janice Yu, on the Canossian values of charity and humility. Quoting our Foundress, they reminded us to be charitable and humble, and show care to the needy in our daily lives. We should take our responsibilities seriously, strive to improve and be good role models.

 

The Emblem of the Congregation
The Convent Chapel in HK
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