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The saint who made China his home

HONG KONG (UCAN/SE): This year marks the 15th anniversary of the canonisation of St. Joseph Freinademetz of The Society of the Divine Word, and the society staged a musical to reflect the spirit of his mission in China the 140th anniversary of which will be marked next year
 
The musical was performed in Putonghua at St. Margaret’s Church, Happy Valley, in April, to mark the fifth anniversary of its Putonghua-speaking community, then in Cantonese at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Sai Wan Ho, on May 26 and 27. 
 

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To be a priest is the greatest gift

HONG KONG (SE): “The biggest grace anyone can aspire for in this world is to be a priest of Christ!” This was the first response of the Divine Word Missionary Father Peter Hoang Van Hien to the Sunday Examiner after he was ordained a priest on January 14 by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the bishop of Hong Kong, during a concelebrated Mass attended by large number of faithful, many of them friends and well-wishers of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) at Christ the King Chapel, Causeway Bay.
 

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Tokyo gets a bishop with a difference

TOKYO (SE): The newly appointed archbishop of Tokyo is to be a man with an international profile and vast experience of living and working in a foreign culture, as well as involvement in the social challenges that face both his own country and the whole of Asia.
 

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A milestone on one missionary journey

HONG KONG (SE): A packed Christ the King Chapel roared its approval as Arjay Venus, a seminarian from the Missionary Society of the Divine Word, was presented to the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for ordination to the deaconate on June 9.

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Divine Word Seminarian makes perpetual vows

HONG KONG (SE): Arjay Venus, a seminarian of the Society of the Divine Word, made his profession of perpetual vows during a thanksgiving Mass at St. Edward’s parish, Lam Tin, on May 2, one month before his diaconate ordination.

Father Frank Budenholzer, the present provincial superior for the China Province of the Society of the Divine Word, concelebrated the Mass together with 15 other Divine Word missionaries.

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