There are twelve sisters, including myself, working in several churches in Shenzhen now. Eleven of us are from several dioceses in the north of mainland. There has been come and go during the past two years.
The first opportunity for all the sisters to have meal together was during the feast day of St. Francis Xavier’s Church last year.
There was a retreat for all sisters and priests in Christ the King Church Bao An district early this year and it was the first time gathering of sisters working in Shenzhen.
The second gathering was held at St. Paul’s Church Nan Tou district. Fr. Zhang and 8 sisters had hot pot lunch prepared by three parishioners followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The third gathering was held at a restaurant near St. Anthony’s Church Fu Tian district followed by going around the Children Park near St. Anthony’s Church. There were 9 sisters during the gathering.
Fr. Lu treated 8 of us in a restaurant near Holy Family Church Luo Hu district. Four sisters should leave after lunch due to commitment in the parish and long trip back to their Church. Four sisters, including myself, watched the movie “Of God and Men” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Gods_and_Men_%28film%29)
It was agreed that each community will take turn as the host of the gathering and it will be held every month or once in two months on Mondays depend on the availability of the sisters. It has been a very nice gathering.
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Hong Kong, October 10, 2014
Sr. Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.
Let’s do simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible