How Zachary overcame the odds for his O levels

Despite severe nosebleeds and bouts of dizzy spells arising from a nose tumour, he persevered through his whole exam in hospital.Zachary Chew with his mother, Mrs Irene Chew (left), and form teachers Mr Edmund Tham and Mrs Tracy Lee.Christopher KhooIt was just two days to his first O level exam paper, and Zachary Chew found himself hospitalised for [...]

Special celebration for Fr Loiseau

The French priest has presented more than 65 Marriage Encounter weekends, in addition to Engaged Encounter, Choice and Retrouvaille weekends.Singapore Marriage Encounter leaders Alphonsus and Cyrine Gregory presenting Fr Louis Loiseau with photo albums and holding placards expressing appreciation for his work.More than 120 people crowded into the chapel at Mount Alvernia Hospital on Oct [...]

A tribute to Sr Agnes Kong, FMDM

Sr Agnes Kong passed away on Aug 4.Born on July 3, 1936, Sr Agnes Kong grew up in a loving home. She was educated at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Victoria St. As a young girl she loved the Novena and became an active member of the Novena Church choir directed by Fr [...]

Prayers help paralympian through horse riding accident

Gemma Foo ruptured her spleen while training. She tells Jared Ng how her faith helped her during that time. “Take away this feeling of lousiness,” Gemma Foo prayed to God as she lay in hospital with a ruptured spleen.The para-equestrian, a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit, fell off her horse during a [...]

Infant Jesus nun honoured for healthcare service

Infant Jesus Sr Christiane Chua was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award (HHA) in recognition of her life-long service and dedication to patient care.She was among 101 healthcare workers who were honoured on May 6 at the Ci Yuan Community Club. Sr Christiane, a clinical pastoral care counsellor at Mount Alvernia Hospital, was selected for the [...]

OBITUARY: Sr Jean Marie Andrews called to the Lord

Sr Jean Marie Andrews, FMDM, of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood in Singapore, passed away on March 17. She was 85. Sr Jean Marie was born in Penang, Malaysia, on Oct 29, 1930, as the elder of twin girls in a family of seven children. The young Jean Marie was an excellent sportswoman [...]

Chancery Notice – 21 March 2016

OBITUARY Sr Jean Marie Andrews, FMDM of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood in Singapore passed away on 17 March 2016. She was 85.  Sr Jean Marie was born in Penang, Malaysia on 29 October 1930 as the elder of twin girls in a family of seven children. The young Jean Marie was an [...]

Mt Alvernia Hospital sets up clinic for needy

Mount Alvernia Hospital’s first community outreach medical clinic is now fully operational.The facility, which started operations on Nov 2, is located at Redhill.It is part of Enabling Village, an initiative of SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities.“One of the main beneficiaries we want to serve is people with disabilities who are [...]

Obituary: Sr Monica Pau, FMDM

Sr Monica Pau Sze Hung, of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Mother (FMDM), passed away on 6th October 2015 after months of illness. She had served in Singapore for 24 years and was 80.Sr Monica was born on 17 August 1935 in Hong Kong, the third of seven children in a staunch Catholic family. [...]