In Love with The Chinese

Fifteenth day of the first lunar month is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, and love is what powered the selfless works of the Maryknoll Sisters.

A century ago, the Maryknoll Sisters started a network of healthcare, education and social service in Hong Kong. They served the marginalised as Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Counsellors, Social workers and God’s Messengers. They supported the sick and the victims of WWII by opening up their living area, the Convent on Boundary Street, for wounded British soldiers and local citizens as a First-aid Center. They provided refuge and supplies to the victims of fire and natural disasters in Hong Kong. Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital was opened in 1961 to serve the community of Wong Tai Sin. To date, the Administrator of the Maryknoll Sisters in the China Region, Sr Marilu Limgenco, M.M. still plays a leading role on the hospital board. The spirit of service underlies the first of the MCS Foundation’s Four Strategic Foci: Serve home, country, world.

“We go where we are needed.” Sister Jeanne Houlihan, M.M. once said.

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