As part of the 120 years celebration of the Canossian Sisters in Singapore, the Canossian schools in Singapore celebrated Foundress Day on Feb 28.
The theme celebrated by the schools this year was Carità: a life built on love, dedicated to their foundress, St Magdalene of Canossa.
The schools had Mass and student leader investitures in their respective schools. Thereafter, they each carried out acts of service for the less fortunate, as charity is the cornerstone of the Canossian vocation.
At the Canossian Eduplex, the three different sectors of Canossa Convent Primary School (CCPS), the Canossian School (for the education of children with hearing impairment) and Magdalene Kindergarten came together for their act of charity.
After a short skit by the Sisters which highlighted the mission of St Magdalene, Primary 6 students volunteered at the Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen to prepare meals for residents at Circuit Road. While other staff and students served the lunch, the choir from the Canossian School and CCPS contemporary dancers put on some performances.
The elderly residents also received goodie bags prepared by the younger children, including the kindergarten children from Magdalene’s Kindergarten. Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling, provincial leader Sr Theresa Seow and Canossian Sisters were also present at the event to mingle with the residents.
The St Anthony’s Canossian primary and secondary schools were involved in acts of charity through the donation and packing of hampers with food and daily necessities. The hampers were then distributed to residents in Kampong Chai Chee and Bedok.
Migrant workers at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes also received goodie bags packed by the older girls from the secondary section. In all, nearly 360 hampers and 180 goodie bags were packed and distributed by the two schools.