MAY 18, 2014, Vol 64, No 10
His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, is happy to announce that Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia has been making good progress in his recovery. The team of doctors appointed to prognosticate his condition has issued the following statement:
“Our Archbishop Emeritus suffered traumatic brain injury, enough to affect his speech, movement and his cognitive function. He has made good progress in terms of his ability to swallow and has recovered his ability to speak.
“He is still weak on the right side and is able to take a few small steps with the aid of a walking frame. We recommend sending him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s department of rehabilitation based in Ang Mo Kio (TTSH-AMK) for further rehabilitation.
Fr Solana, builder of the Magdala Centre, an 8-ha area of land in the heart of the area where Jesus did most of his ministry, was giving a talk on new archaeological discoveries in the area and the Singapore chapel in the Basilica of St Mary Magdalene.
The basilica was built over the market of a first century port dating to before the birth of Christ and overlooks the Sea of Galilee.
On Dec 20 last year, 30 local benefactors and a few members of the Singapore Order of Malta were present at the dedication and blessing of the Singapore chapel, which local donors had contributed financially towards.
These are some words of advice on staying faithfully in love, from two couples who have been married for 60 years.
Over 1,000 people consisting of married couples, their families and friends attended the Worldwide Marriage Encounter in Singapore’s 35th anniversary celebration at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on May 1.
The main celebrant for Mass, Archbishop William Goh delivered a homily reminding the congregation of what they should aspire to be, in order to live out the anniversary’s theme, to “glow as a community of faith and love”.
Catholic youth and young adults from the Church of St Joseph’s (Bukit Timah) Football Club participated in this year’s Harmony Games with people from other races and religions.
Shamir Robinson, 19, said that “even though we were representing the Catholic Church, there were no barriers in interacting with others from different faiths”.
He was part of a team of eight men aged 17-34 who took part in futsal, one of the four events in the Harmony Games.
This year, the Hindu Endowments Board and the Hindu Advisory Board hosted the games at the Singapore Indian Association at 69 Balestier Road on April 26, under the theme ‘Play Together, Friends Forever’.
At 21 years old, she was taking a secretarial course after her GCE A Level examinations when she felt the call to join the Religious life.
Jane Chong went to speak to Canossian Sr Marilyn Lim, and also attended retreats by the Canossian Sisters as the “call was very strong” and she “wanted to find out more about what it is”.
She eventually joined the Canossian Sisters at that tender age.
Sr Jane, now 53, shared that in 2004, she learnt about alternative therapy through a naturopath, and that it attracted her as she was “very interested in anything natural”.