CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

Print Version    Email to Friend
Quiet achiever dies in peace

Hong Kong (SE): Sister Ida Sala, from the Canossian Daughters of Charity, died peacefully in Villa Bakita Canossian Convent, Caine Road, Central, on March 6 at the age of 91. 

Sister Sala was born in Milan, Italy, on 20 August 1922. She joined the Canossian Missionary Novitiate in Vimercate, Milan, in 1942, where she made her first profession on 12 August 1945.

She made her final profession on 15 September 1951 in the Canossian convent in Ottavia, Rome. She continued her studies in Rome and later in England until 1958. 

She then came to Hong Kong and was assigned to teach in St. Mary’s Canossian College, Kowloon. 

In 1966, she became the principal of Sacred Heart Canossian College. In 1972, she was asked by the mother general to help with translation work in the General House in Rome. 

In 1978, she transferred back to Hong Kong and became the principal of St. Mary’s Canossian College. There she worked until 1991 doing research, writing and translating for the province and the institute. 

Until the very end of her life, she kept close contact with past-students of her former schools. Sister Sala was strict, but she loved them very much. 

In 2010, poor health made it necessary for her to retire from the research work so dear to her, but she continued her interest in her past students and teachers. 

During her final days, she suffered from minor physical discomfort and remained in bed. 


The Canossian Sisters thank the readers, relatives and friends for their prayers for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace.

More from this section