Emblems of S’pore launched

CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent launched Emblems of Singapore, a showcase of student art-works as part of its SG50 celebrations.Twenty-five of the school’s pioneer teachers and members of the Kampong Bahru and Radin Mas community also attended the Aug 6 event.Emblems of Singapore, located along one of the school’s corridors, includes a display of painted wooden [...]

Church’s contributions in education and public service

The Catholic Church’s role in nation building started long before Singapore’s independence in 1965. In the previous issue, the archdiocesan SG50 team presented some views of Catholics on the Church’s contributions in healthcare and social service. Today, we look at education and public service.EducationQ: How would you describe the Church’s contribution to education these past [...]

ACTS reaches out to needy girls in Myanmar

Lay mission group ACTS (A Call To Share) recently carried out its maiden outreach to Myanmar with 33 participants visiting the homes of the Salesian Sisters in Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin and Chanthagon in central Myanmar. The purpose of the Nov 22-29 trip was to serve the poor and needy as well as support the [...]

Canossian schools mark anniversary, re-opening after upgrading

Aug 15 was a long-awaited day for staff, students, alumni and stakeholders of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary schools.Their 135th Anniversary cum Opening Ceremony marked the official opening of the two institutions, in Bedok North, after they underwent PRIME, the Education Ministry’s Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools.The celebration also marked the 120th [...]

St. Anthony’s convent singapore

School Is Overcrowded. Modern Extension Soon   The girls at St. Anthony’s are unanimous on this point: “The School is stuffy and crowded … and yet, we do love it all the more! So old, so unassuming, the old dear!”Sandwiched as it is between four main roads, St. Anthony’s Convent is indeed as noisy as [...]

Girls shave their locks to support cancer sufferers

Seven girls and more than 100 boys and male teachers of St Joseph’s Institution International shaved their heads in a show of solidarity with children suffering from cancer.The June 11 event was organised as part of Hair for Hope, a fundraiser of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. In addition, 60 girls, along with one mother and [...]

“MARYMOUNT” not a dull place

TO MANY the word “convent” brings to mind a picture of austerity and silence, of gloomy .repression, of long grey corridors along which the nuns, heads bowed, glide unsubstantially wrapped in perpetual contemplation of the spirit.They remember perhaps subconsciously the Victorian lithograph, which showed a wan and wistful nun lifting her eyes from her book [...]

HIJ convent orphans 1958

Of the present orphans at the Victoria St. Convent, only two were left at the door. The rest were brought in by parents too poor to keep the children. The orphanage was founded in 1854. At present there are 60 big girls, 11 and over, 60 small girls, 10 to 6, and 110 babies, 2 [...]

Convent Creche Is 99 Years Old

When the Sisters of the Holy Infant Jesus Convent in Singapore opened their gates early in the morning, they used to find newborn babies wrapped in bundles abandonE’d near the door. That was· more than thirty years ago. Nowadays, people hand their unwanted offspring to the nuns who insist on registering them said Rev. Mother [...]

What Of Our Girls?

(Contributed) By the law of nature, which is also the law of God, woman has one great purpose to serve on earth, that of being a good wife and mother. She may fulfil that purpose in the natural order of things by marriage, or, so to speak, in the supernatural order by devoting herself to [...]