CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Farewell to Canossian centenarian

Sister Yu was born in Macau on 25 September 1915. In 1944 she joined the Canossian religious family in Macau and made her first profession on 14 August 1947. Her entire life was dedicated to education as a teacher and an administrator in Canossa Convent School and St. Mary’s Canossian School (Chinese Section). 
In Macau, she worked at Sacred Heart Canossian College (Chinese Section), Escola Canossa and in Magdalene School, in Fai Chi Kei. She had been superior of the St. Francis and Mongha communities. In 1996, she was transferred to Villa Bakhita.  In 2007, she suffered a stroke and was confined to bed.
Sister Yu was a cheerful, optimistic, open and warm person. She loved her students, especially the poor and weak ones. She would spend a lot of time showing her concern and helping them. 
She also cared for the well being of teachers, including their families. She did her best to keep teachers up to date so that they could fulfill the requirements of the Education Department. 
During the past 10 years in which she was bedridden, many of her past students and teachers from all parts of the world came to visit because of the great love and respect they had for her. 
We are sure that the Lord has received her immediately into his embrace.  

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