Sharing: Twelve Days in Ho Man Tin


Our community in King’s Park was my second visit to our communities in China Region. I walked to King’s Park convent on April 18, 2010 and then left after lunch for Indonesian mass and Oikumene Easter Celebration.
After mass at St. Theresa’s Church on April 19, 2010, I went to school to attend the English classes and introduced myself at the beginning of the classes.
I attended the meeting of Maryknoll Medical and Welfare Association, which organizes fundraising for Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital including annual raffle tickets. I attended Taize prayer at St. Cosmas and Damian’ Church in the evening.
Several staffs including Joseph gave a tour at Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital (OLMH http://www.olmh-hk.com/Eng/index_eng.html) on Apr 21, 2010. I accompanied Helen to take care 6 patients in their apartments nearby including changing bandage and cateter. Helen is one of the nurses at Community Nurse Service in OLMH which is
a public-private interface programme, as well as private convalescent beds for discharged palliative care patients.
I visited to Asian Human Right Commision (http://www.ahrchk.net/index.php). I was introduced to all the staffs and got their writing about human right in Indonesia. We attended the Celebration of Life of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar who is a patriot, scholar, thinker and Founding Father of the Indian Constitution.

I attended the meeting with the students who went to Maryknoll Sisters Center New York for their heritage trip. I was moved when I saw the pictures of their “sending off” back to Hong Kong by our sisters from main door. It reminded me of my own sending off last December. I attended the Cantonese meeting of Legion of Mary Praesidia Queen of Angels. Then I attended a Cantonese mass at Hong Kong University celebrated by Fr. Paul.

My sisters and I went to Stanley market to buy items to be sold at our International Bazaar in New York.

I attended the Vocation Gathering for 47th World Day of Prayer for Vacations “Witness Awakens Vocations” at Immaculate of Mary’s Church-Tai Po on April 25, 2010. There were Cantonese mass, exhibition, presentation of each religious congregation (mostly women religious) and Taize prayer. My sister introduced Maryknoll Sisters in Cantonese while I introduced myself in English.

I went to Yale-China Chinese Language Centre Chinese University of Hong Kong (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clc/regular.htm#1). I got the schedule as the person in charge for the program was not available. It’s a very big campus including sports fields, two lanes for bus so students can commute inside the campus.

I was introduced to several organizations which have an office in the annex of our convent. There are the offices of Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (http://www.acpp.org/) Society for Community Organization (http://www.soco.org.hk/), and Association for International Teaching, Educational and Curriculum Exchange
(http://www.aitece.com/). We also visited Diocesan Pastoral Centre for the Disabled (http://www.dpcd.org.hk/) nearby which also known as Stone Church.
I had a little stye in my eye so I went to
Optometry at Community Specialist Service of Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital and then had supper out with my sisters. I also had lunch with my uncle, cousin and her husband.
My sister made walnut brownies for my last supper at King’s Park and then I attended mass at Stone Church. There were several people in wheel chairs. It reminded me of my mass with our elderly sisters in our nursing home in New York.
As King’s Park convent is walking distance from my home at Boundary Street convent so I went to home several times to say good bye to Sr. Joseph Lourdes who would go home to Philippines, Sr. Agnes who would go home to New York and to pick up or drop off things including picked up my passport and Hong Kong ID as I would go to Macau on Apr 30, 2010.
Thank you very much for your warm welcome, hospitality, gifts, and especially your prayers during my stay in King’s Park convent. May God continue to bless you in your missionary journey.

Iau Hon – Macau, May 3, 2010

Sr. Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.

Let’s do simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible