News from Lasallians in Hong Kong
Students in Hong Kong are happy to be back in school for face-to-face lessons. There are still some restrictions, especially when it comes to extra curriculars, but being physically back in school means a lot.
We have not had a local vocation to the Brother’s way of life for quite some time. Our feature article reveals that we had quite a few in older days and we still harbour the hope that there will be more to come. Of particular interest, perhaps, is the postulant who came from mainland China before the forces of Mao took control. He did his Novitiate in Vietnam and taught for most of his life in Thailand.
In this connection, we were happy recently to witness the pronouncing of Final Vows by Br Edmon Villareal. The ceremony was held in the Chapel at St Joseph’s College and Bishop Stephen Chow was kind enough to come along as celebrant. We hope the recent profession of Final Vows by Br Paolo Mata and Br Edmon will inspire some of our local young men to consider the Brother’s way of life.
In this issue we say goodbye to an outstanding old boy, Michael Sze, who was called to the Lord after a valiant struggle with ill health. Michael’s heart was big and he wore it on his sleeve. May the Lord receive him warmly.
It has been some time since we included an Oriental Flavour article. We have put this to right with the inclusion of a piece on Rabindranath Tagore whose teachings remain very relevant to this day.
Once again, welcome back to all our staff and students and we wish our schools a successful new academic year.