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Missionaries honoured in Taiwan

TAIPEI (UCAN): Taiwan has granted citizenship to two missionaries from the United States of America, Father Alan Doyle and Sister Mary Paul Watts, in recognition of their contribution to society.
 
“I am a genuine Taiwanese,” 80-year-old Father Doyle said on July 9 as he received his identity card.
 
Father Doyle has lived in Taiwan for 53 years and worked in the area of the preservation and development of the Hoklo language, often referred to as Taiwanese, during his more then half a century on the island.

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A lark that almost changed the world

HONG KONG (SE): It began as a lark, but it could have changed the world, Victor Gaetan wrote in the National Catholic Register on April 28 in telling the story of Maryknoll Father Laurence Murphy who, when walking in New York in 1988 with a Korean-American friend, Yeomin Yoon, just decided to drop into the office of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) of North Korea, in Father Murphy’s own words, “Just for a lark.”
 

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A winding path to Maryknoll

HONG KONG (SE): Sister Anastasia Lindawati made her final profession as a Maryknoll Sister at St. Teresa’s in Kowloon on the afternoon of October 1.

It was an exciting day for the young sister from Indonesia, as her two sisters and her mother were able to make the trip from their home to be with her for the big occasion.

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Bon voyage to warrior for the underdog

HONG KONG (SE): As the Maryknoll coordinator, Father John Ahearn, farewelled the iconic society house in Stanley, he also wished 86-year-old Father Thomas Peyton well in retirement, as he finally packs his bags to leave Hong Kong after 35 years working in the territory.

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A farewell to historic Maryknoll House

HONG KONG (SE): The Church in Hong Kong is losing an iconic landmark.

On October 5, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers hosted a simple barbecue for friends and clergy to bid farewell to their home at the Maryknoll Centre House in Stanley, which has fallen victim to changing times and new needs.

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Fanfare for the common man

A veteran of many years in Hong Kong, Maryknoll Father Ron Saucci died at the society’s home in New York, the United States of America (US), on September 2.

He had been told more than nine years ago that he had only months to live, but as the hymn says, “Lord, I keep so busy workin’ for the kingdom... Ain’t got time to die.”

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Final rest for priest of many missions

Hong Kong (SE): Maryknoll Father William Galvin died at Mission St. Teresa’s, Ossining, New York, the United States of America (US) on April 21.  He was 86-years-old and would have celebrated his 60th in the priesthood in June.

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Maryknoll Sisters celebrate the living heritage of 100 years of mission

 

HONG KONG (SE): “Thank you for believing in us and thank you to those who have picked up the mantle and run with it,” said Sister Sue Glass in welcoming people to a Mass celebrated at St. Teresa’s in Kowloon to mark the centennial of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic.

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