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Look out for miracles

Miracles tend to happen to those whose eyes are open to see them.

The gospel describes how the disciples react to the miracles of Jesus with joy. “When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen” (Luke 19:37).

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Still hopeful behind bars

The day I got arrested, I thought, “This is the end of my life.”

Being in prison is indeed a kind of suffering, bearing all the burden of being misunderstood and rejected by other people. Most of all, I missed my family and being far away from them is another kind of hurt and pain.

My life here in prison on foreign soil is hard. I have no relatives, no family, no friends, no visitors and emptiness is the best word to describe everyday life.

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One day is just a moment in eternity

Our life’s a span

A day a moment in eternity

We have within our grasp

The key that open the treasure-trove life

The things we do each day

Can go on and thus form our eternity


And so I quote these ancient proverbs:

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The way Yvonne loves fish — A letter to Sanna

Yvonne told me that she loves fish. So I ordered fish for her.

But then she clarified that she never eats fish for she loves fish.

When we celebrate, we kill animals, fish and birds. Why do we make soup out of snakes and shark fins? Why do we eat chicken, ducks, geese, baby pigs and pigeons? Why do we eat lobster, oyster, prawns, crabs, garoupa and abalone?

But we never eat dogs or cats. For they are our pets.

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To be or not to be home for dinner

We work now work every day and often cannot go home even for dinner.

I remember our school principal, Sister Magdelene Siu, often said, “A house is built by hands, but a family is built by the heart. You must go home for dinner. A happy family can support you to be a good teacher.”

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Builders and peacemakers in a broken world

The suffering around the world is stressful. Sometimes we even reach the point where we just want to close our eyes and ears from all the devastating realities happening around us, just to avoid being stressed and getting affected.

But no matter how we try to avoid the painful realities of life, the problems are still there as there is no escape. We all need to face and deal with the challenges of life and its imperfections as long as we keep breathing.

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Are you comfortable sharing your faith with your employer?



My employer is not a believer, so it is hard to share my faith with them. But I told them that during my holidays I spent most of the time in a Catholic Church where I serve as acolyte.

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Thought for the Week

Did I tell you that I love you?


Your endless love

had started 

even before my own birth.

Did I tell you that I love you?


From my first breath

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Our prayers are powerful

All centres of the Apostleship of Prayer English Speaking Community Hong Kong joined a Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ at the Mother of Good Counsel parish in San Po Kong on June 5.

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Beware instant fair-weather friends ...

Never immediately trust anyone in The Philippines when they offer you free travel with cash incentives. If there is someone offering free travel to Hong Kong, please ignore it and see if you need to report it to the nearest police station. That can be a drug syndicate.

First, the people of the drug syndicates make friends with you, ask you to go out, eat out and have some fun. And when they know they have got your confidence, they approach you for a free trip to Hong Kong.