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Honouring indigenous development

MANILA (UCAN): Caritas Philippines launched a book on October 13 honouring the indigenous people of the country and offering a tribute to the work they have done in protecting the beautiful landscape of the Pearl of the Orient Seas that God has gifted to the people.
 
Father Edwin Gariguez, the author of the book and director of Caritas, said that for indigenous peoples “the whole of creation is deeply imbued with spiritual reality.”
 

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Discerning God’s gift and call

Hong Kong (SE): “I found the Called & Gifted workshop fascinating,” says Carla Basto-Clark, the director of the Ampleforth Centre for Theology and Spirituality Hong Kong Limited (ACTS Hong Kong). 

She adds, “It opened my eyes to the presence of the Holy Spirit within me and helped me to focus on working out where Christ wants me, by teaching me to be attentive to those moments of deep peace and joy when I am serving.”

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Facing temptation constructively

HONG KONG (SE): Exploring ways to reestablish a relationship with God, which has been broken by sin, was the focus of the Lenten recollection for overseas Filipino workers organised by the Chaplaincy for Filipinos at Sing Yin Secondary School, New Clear Water Bay Road, on March 6.

The chaplain to Filipinos, Father Jay Flandez, led an opening prayer and Sister Vicky Ramos spoke on the theme of Reconciliation: Path to peace.

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Sto. Niño makes top draw in Choi Hung

HONG KONG (SE): A Sinulog festival was held at Holy Family parish in Choi Hung for the third time on January 17.

Organised by the Sto. Niño Crusaders Group, the festival kicked off with a parade around Choi Hung Estate, in which nine communities from the parish danced their way around the extensive housing area to the haunting rhythm of drums while holding images of the Sto. Niño aloft.

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A faith life turned upside down

HONG KONG (SE): People at an Advent Recollection Day said that they are more proud of being Catholic than ever after listening to Noe Dura, a former Evangelical pastor, tell the story of his long journey to the Catholic Church.

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