Easter Letter 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

If we pray and act in the name of Jesus the Good Shepherd, then we are already coming to a deeper understanding of all our brothers, and sisters, and to more compassion and generosity towards them, and especially towards those who are like lost sheep, those with whom nobody falls in love, and who first need great love, encouragement, and respect before we can expect from them a satisfying response. 
Bernard Haring

Happy Easter! Selamat Hari Raya Paskah! 


 May the Risen Christ continue to bless us with joy and peace!

      How was your Easter celebration?  Hopefully it was a joyous celebration.  
      I attended the Mandarin Palm Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Chapel and then visited Fr. Naylor, SJ. 

     I was in Macau for the Easter Triduum: attending the Cantonese Holy Thursday Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church followed by adoration, Contemporary Stations of the Cross at Mount Song, English Good Friday Liturgy at St. Lawrence Church and Cantonese Easter Vigil Mass at St. Joseph the Worker’s Church.  Eleven adult were baptized at St. Joseph the Worker’s Church.  Our Macau sisters invited several Comboni Fathers for Paschal Meal on Thursday.  Srs. Sue, Anne, Theresa and I did Easter egg coloring on Saturday morning.
      I went back to Hong Kong on Easter Sunday morning to attend the Easter Sunday Mass and first mass with Indonesian Community of Fr. Toto Bardata, SVD followed by celebration.  Three adult were baptized and one received Sacrament of Chrism only.
      It was a joyous Easter celebration.
Now, short updates about my first three months of 2017.
       Here is the link of my visit to Handan, Shijiazhuang, and Baoding last January: http://anastasialindawatimm.blogspot.hk/2018/02/sharing-jan-2018-trip-to-hebei.html and about the youth gathering at St. Anthony’s Church http://anastasialindawatimm.blogspot.hk/2018/02/sharing-feb-2018-youth-gathering-of-st.html
       Several volunteers help me to organize supper followed by a talk on how to look on modern Christians’ vocation and mission from Teilhard de Chardin’s life and spirituality by Fr. Han at Holy Family Church. There were 60 persons attending the talk including 11 university students from Guangzhou. Here is the link about Teilhard de Chardin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin
     I made a Lenten Campaign by inviting the members of my group chatting to donate their Lent saving money for the people in needs through Jinde Charities besides continue to be the channel of blessings to the people in needs.   
       I edited a meditative short movie about “Stations of the Cross Today” by Fr. Joe Veneroso, MM to Indonesian and Chinese (http://anastasialindawatimm.blogspot.hk/2018/03/video-stations-of-cross-today.html) and made a short movie on “Less Waste Living” in English, Indonesia and Chinese (http://anastasialindawatimm.blogspot.hk/2018/03/video-less-waste-living-in-english.html)
I attended the certificate presentation for the inmates of Lowu Correctional Institutional and continuing to visit inmates both in Lowu Correctional Institution and Tailam Center for Women in Hong Kong besides attended the Indonesian Sunday Mass with Bishop Agus, who studied at Maryknoll School of Theology USA, and team from Indonesia; Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) Annual PTA Dinner; Young Sisters Gathering, which was organized by Hong Kong Association of Major Superiors of Religious Women; wake, funeral and memorial Masses of Fr. John Geitner, MM at St. Francis Asisi’s Church.  
Srs. Michelle, Louise, Theresa and I enjoyed the Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park including the Indonesia’s booth (http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/hkfs/2018/index.html) 

I am grateful for several months of intercommunity living with Sr. Amutha, ICM besides enjoyed the visit of Mrs. Eliza and Rosa from Indonesia. 
There was an Open House of Maryknoll Convent School Primary Section and it was the time when the Azalea was in blooming.
Ok…that's it for now.  Thank you very much for all your support, love, hospitality, gifts and especially your prayers.

Hong Kong, April 4, 2018
with love and prayer,

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

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