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Bumper crowd for Ash Wednesday

HONG KONG (Mabuhay) : St. Joseph’s in Central reported bumper crowds for Ash Wednesday, which fell on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday period, February 13.

Thousands of Filipinos took advantage of the once-in-a-while opportunity to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday.

 

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A Blessed Year of the Snake — inspiring us to goodness

In welcoming the new Lunar Year of the Snake, artist, Susan Chan Siu-chu, depicts a snake, usually thought of as a symbol of evil, pondering life with a humbly bowed head under the cross and beads of a dangling rosary
(see page 1).

“The rosary is a symbol of prayer. By praying, we can keep our evil side under control,” Chan explains.

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Happy Lunar New Year

On page one of the Sunday Examiner, Susan Chan Siu-chu, a Christian artist, illustrates a dragon flying in the dark while tightly clutching a pearl. The dragon is the highest-ranking animal in traditional Chinese culture and in ancient times was often associated with the emperor.

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