Mysterious Macau

By Sister Ines A. Tan, FMM


             I was born and grow up in Luzon, in the Tagalog region of the Philippines. Soon after I became a Franciscan Missionary of Mary, I was sent to Macau, a Portuguese Colony, a peninsula attached to the mainland China. Ninety eight percent of the populations are Chinese. It only takes ten minutes walk from the border to go to the nearest market of China. Many people here go there almost everyday to buy fresh fish and vegetables.

A Filipina Returns To Her Roots

By: Sr. Aquila Sy, PVM

Last summer in London, I met up a woman from China. She was studying English while I was attending a meeting of my congregation. We become friends. After much the effort to understand each other’s accent, we came to know something about each other. Her home was back in China. She lived there with her husband, her two children and her mother-in-law.

Edward J Galvin: Trail – Blazer For God

By Fr Pat Sayles

Seventy – Five Years Ago Edward Galvin set out for China

It was a step into the unknown, a step taken in faith. God had called him, and he wanted so much to respond, to follow his Lord even to the ends of the earth. Yet he found it so hard to leave his loved ones, especially his mother. He loved her more than all the world and perhaps he was going to China never to see her again. Although heartbroken, he resolutely set his face towards China. So began one of the most exciting pages of modern mission history. His exploits inspired many talented young men to follow him along the trail to China that he had blazed.