Sister Clare mingles with well wishers at celebrations marking end of Year of St. Paul. Photo provided by Associate of Pauline Cooperators
SINGAPORE – About 50 people gathered at Choice Retreat House in Jurong on Sunday Jun 28 to mark the close of the Year of St. Paul. Organised by the Daughters of St. Paul, the occasion also marked the congregation’s 15th year in Singapore.
Guests comprising Fathers Louis Loiseau, MEP, and Albert Brys, CICM, friends, benefactors and cooperators, participated in an hour of Eucharistic adoration and fellowship. There was also a multimedia presentation of the Sisters’ sojourn in Singapore. Sharing a series of ‘firsts’ including first car, first media centre and first vocation, the presentation was a touching testimony to the growth of the small community over the years.
“It is due to God’s providence that the daughters have been in Singapore for the last 15 years,” said Superior Sister Clare Choo. “The greatest blessing has been our four vocations and we hope to have more of them.”
On how her community spent the Pauline year, Sister Clare said the daughters came to know their patron saint more intimately through communitarian and personal study on St. Paul. “St. Paul really loved our Lord and constantly urges us to do more for Him in order that everyone will come to know and love Him. In response, the daughters organised various initiatives such as movie retreats in this special year.”
By Theresa Khoo