Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Bringing aid to rural families in Sabah

The 11 missionaries pose with Mount Kinabalu in the background. Franciscan aspirant Julian Chua (front row, right) shared how he encountered God during the trip.A team of 11 missionaries, made up of 10 Singaporeans and one from Sabah, Malaysia, made the arduous journey to Ranau, Sabah, as part of a mission trip to distribute essential [...]

Scheut Missionaries Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla called to the Lord

Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla, CICM, of the Scheut Missionaries, passed away on 25 September 2018 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) due to heart failure. He was 68. Bishop Wenceslao S. Padilla was born in Tubao (Philippines) on 28 September 1949. “Wens”, as he was commonly known, joined CICM and made his first profession in 1972. He was [...]

Serving Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur

Members of a group from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour helping Myanmar refugee kids build shelves for their library.By Mabel LeeEight missionaries from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour spent a week reaching out to Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur.From Dec 11-17, they visited the Zutong Refugee Catholic Learning Centre [...]

Special trishaw ride a highlight of hospice’s charity event

Business leader Sherman Kwek ferrying Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Sr Florence Wong and Gracelyn Ng, granddaughter of an Assisi Hospice patient, during the hospice’s Kampong Assisi event.A charity trishaw ride and a guess-the-number-of-Lego-bricks contest were some of the new activities held during Assisi Hospice’s recent fundraising event.The ride saw business leader Sherman Kwek [...]

Verbum Dei founder called to the Lord

Fr Jaime Bonet was called to the Lord on June 25.Rev. Fr Jaime Bonet, founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, died on 25 June 2017 in the Henares University Hospital in Coslada, Madrid. He was 91 years old and had been battling a deteriorating illness for a long time.Fr Bonet was born in Alqueria Blanca, [...]

Hai Sing students show nuns their school’s robotics programme

A Hai Sing Catholic School Robotics Club student sharing with visiting Franciscan Missionaries of Mary nuns the robotics programmes offered in the school and some of its real-world applications.Global representatives of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) had a close-up look at Hai Sing Catholic School’s robotics and other programmes when they visited the school [...]

Serving the poor with simple acts of great love

A look at the Missionaries of Charity’s work in S’pore A Missionaries of Charity Sister feeding a resident in the Gift of Love Home in Boon Lay. The Missionaries of Charity (MC) are “happy and humbled” by the recent canonisation of Mother Teresa, said Sr Mary Carmel, the local superior. “We want to imitate her [...]

‘Solidarity’ fair to help nuns find new homes

Religious congregations in Singapore are joining hands to raise funds for two of their communities in need of a new home.They will be selling food and drinks at a carnival on July 31 to raise money for the Daughters of St Paul and Cenacle Sisters. The two congregations have to vacate their current premises at [...]