Sharing: The Second Winter Break


           My sisters and I had our community retreat on Jan 26 – Feb 1 at Maryknoll Society House in Stanley.  Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM lead the retreat based on her newly published book “On the Threshold of the Future: The life and Spirituality of Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Founder of the Maryknoll Sisters”.  We had talks on Presence of God, Contemplation and Action, Unity and Diversity, Individuality and Common Good, Obedience, Nobility of Soul, and Ecce Ancilla Domini besides the beginning correspondence history of Mother Mary Joseph and Fr. James A. Walsh, MM.  Fr. Bill Galvin, MM also gave talks on the two founders of Maryknoll: Fr. James A. Walsh, MM, Fr. Thomas F.  Price, MM, the author of Lend Me Your Hands, the how-to-do-it Book for the lay apostolate: Fr. Bernard Meyer. MM, Fr. Francis X. Ford, MM who started the mobile missionary apostolate of two-sister convent system in Kaying-China in 1923, and Fr, John J. Considine, MM.   
            I attended the Margaret Silf Spirituality Conference on “Question of Faith” and “The Challenge of Change” held by Xavier House  http://www.rc.net/newyork/layspirits/MargaretSilf_bio.pdf.
          We had Maryknoll Lunar New Year celebration, a join celebration with Maryknoll Society on Feb 5.  There were 27 Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers and Sisters including Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM and Fr. Kevin Hanlon, MM from USA.
           I attended the talk of Sr. Claudette for the secondary school students and then enjoyed the breakfast in the school canteen.
            I enjoyed the visit of my cousin Santi and her husband from Singapore and also my visit to baby Nara.  Fr. Regie, SVD, Fr. Lukas, SVD and I visited the former place of Saint Joseph Freinademetz in Saikung http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Freinademetz on Feb 14 morning and then in the afternoon, Fr. Lukas, Retha, I visited Nan Lian Garden http://www.nanliangarden.org/home.php?eng
            I visited our sisters Macau on Feb 15 and then went to Guangzhou for the registration on Feb 17 morning.  Toto, SVD and I visited Trappistine Sisters, Fr. Dominic, SJ and Fr. Domingos in Macau.  It’s quick registration so I could go back to Hong Kong in the afternoon as we have regional assembly on Feb 18.  I had breakfast in Zhuhai, lunch in Guangzhou and supper in Hong Kong!
                                                      
Hong Kong, April 30, 2012


Sr. Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.
Let’s do simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible