聖雷鳴道及聖高惠黎慈幼會團體

三月 21, 2018

 

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【慈幼通訊社 2018 02 24 捷克茲林訊】 ─茲林以殉道者聖雷鳴道及聖高惠黎(225日為他們的瞻禮日)為主保的慈幼會團體,在復修後的團體小堂,設置了展示該兩位聖人的玻璃彩繪窗櫥。窗櫥內的畫像出自Pavlina Štefková之手,於219日由捷克會省省會長Petr Vaculik神父祝聖。

 

畫像中展示了這兩位傳教士,前往傳教站所經過的河流,在那裡他們為保護三名傳道員女子的生命及貞操,遭數名土匪殺害。畫像中間有一個永生之泉的聖體龕,窗櫥右則寫有中文說明,是若望福音4:14這章節的一部份:「……並且我賜給他的水,將在他內成為湧到永生的水泉。」

 

慈幼會中華會省省會長斐林豐神父,向茲林團體院長Radek Gottwald神父送上以下的訊息:「我代表這廣大會省的眾多會士,恭賀並感謝你們為紀念我們這兩位殉道者,而作出這美妙的事。你們也可以將之聯繫到總會長2018贈言……

 

這事令我們十分喜悅,尤其在這特別的一年,我們正紀念首批慈幼會士,於1918228日,首次踏足我們偉大祖國的韶州,進入我們第一個傳教區的100周年。當地的福傳工作,於1859年由著名的耶穌會會士利瑪竇神父展開,而我們則從巴黎外方傳教會,接受這歷史悠久的傳教區。首批兩位傳教士,賀道行神父和溫普仁神父,在1906成立的東亞澳區首個團體澳門母院,接受雷鳴道神父的派遣,往外福傳。」

 

雖然今年禮儀年中沒有聖雷鳴道及聖高惠黎的瞻禮(225日為四旬期第二主日),我們仍向東亞澳區,在他們兩位聖人護佑下的各個團體予以祝賀,包括:印尼東帝汶聖高惠黎準會省、中華會省澳門路環聖雷鳴道團體、越南會省Lien Nghia聖高惠黎團體、越南會省Thanh Binh聖雷鳴道團體、菲律賓北會省Canlubang初學院聖雷鳴道及聖高惠黎團體及印尼東帝汶準會省帝力會院聖高惠黎省團體。

 

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Salesian Community of St. Louis Versiglia and St. Callistus Caravario

 

(ANS Czech RepublicZlin, 24 February 2018) – The Salesian community of Zlín, whose patrons are the Saint Martyrs Bishop Louis Versiglia and Father Callistus Caravario (Feast 25 February), has installed a display window dedicated to these two saints in its restored community chapel. The encased painting, created by Pavlina Štefková, was blessed on 19 February by the Czech SDB Provincial, Fr Petr Vaculik.

The image shows the river these missionaries sailed upon towards the mission station, where they were murdered by several bandits for defending the life and virtue of three Christian catechist girls. At its center is a tabernacle, the source of water that rises to eternal life, as indicated by the Chinese characters on the right side of the window. This is part of the verse, from John 4:14, “… the water I will give him will become in him a source of water that wells up for eternal life.”

Fr. Lanfranco Fedrigotti, SDB Provincial of China, writes to the Rector of Zlin community, Fr. Radek Gottwald the following message: “In the name of all confreres of our large province, I congratulate and give thanks for this wonderful initiative in the memory of our two Saint Martyrs. You were also able to connect it to the 2018 Strenna of the Rector Major…

It brings us joy especially in this special year, when we remember the 100th anniversary of the first Salesians who entered our first mission in the Great Motherland in Shiu Chow precisely on February 28, 1918. This ancient mission handed over to us by the MEP missionaries was already started in 1589 by the famou Jesuit misionary Fr. Matteo Ricci. First group of two Salesians – Fr. Olive and Fr. Guarona – was sent by Fr. Louis Versiglia from the Macau Mother House (the first EAO community, opened in 1906)….”

Although this year the liturgical celebration of St. Versiglia and Caravario is omitted (25th February is the 2nd Sunday of Lent), we congratulate those communities in the EAO region, who live under their protection: Viceprovince of St. Callistus Caravario (ITM), Community of Macau-Coloane, CIN (St. Louis Versiglia), Community of Lien Nghia, VIE (St. Callistus Caravario), Communty of Thanh Binh, VIE (St. Louis Versiglia), Community of Canlubang Prenovitiate, FIN (St. Versiglia & Caravario) and community of Dili, Provincial house, ITM (St. Caravario).