Daily Archives:May 2nd, 2018

First FSP superior of Sabah community called to eternal life

ALBANO, Italy – The first superior of the Daughters of St Paul community was called to eternal life on 29 Apr 2018 at the San Raffaele wing of the community here.  She was 88.

Born on 16 Apr 1930 in Turin, Elisabetta Capello entered the congregation in Alba in 1949.  She made her first profession in 1952 and took her final vows in 1957.

In June 1957 she left for Australia as a missionary where she became the superior of the Sydney community.  On 6 Feb 1961, together with three Filipina sisters, she opened the house of Dontozidon in Penampang.  However, she was recalled to Rome after a few months.

In 1969 she went to Kampala Uganda to help the sisters prepare for the visit of Pope Paul VI.  In 1971 she was sent to Mumbai India for a few months.  Often she was in Rome helping out in the editorial sector, teaching the formands, animating those going to pilgrimages to the places of the congregational origins.

In 2008 she was transferred to San Raffaele wing of the Albano community where she gave witness to much love and much capacity for suffering and self-offering, in union with Jesus.

In one of her writings, she wrote:

Pauline spirituality is fundamental…I felt fulfilled and happy in the missionary apostolate: Australia, the Philippines, India, Africa…, in the apostolate in Italy through propaganda (diffusion) and then for many years in editorial work (patristics) and in proofreading… Now I am here in Albano in the San Raffaele wing, in the last phase of my life.  With joy and in peace, I exercise the dual apostolate so dear to Primo Maestro: the apostolate of prayer and of suffering.  All that I have received and and receive in the marvellous Pauline Family is precious for me in walking joyfully to my encounter with the Bridegroom.

She died at 9 pm on the fifth Sunday of Easter.

KK Archdiocese organises inaugural pre-PAX gathering

A section of the 800 delegates to the pre-PAX gathering in front of the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Karamunsing, 1 May 2018.

KOTA KINABALU – The KK Archdiocese organised a pre-PAX gathering, the first of its kind in its history, on 1 May 2018 at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre here.

Organised by the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, the objective of the gathering was to give a voice to the people at the grassroots level before the PAX Assembly in June.

Some 800 delegates from 19 parishes across the archdiocese turned up for the historic event.

It commenced with the Enthronement of the Bible presided by Msgr Primus Jouil (providentially, his 38th priestly anniversary that day) at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, followed by the welcome address by Archbishop John Wong.

In his address, he explained the objective of the gathering.

“The objective of our coming together this morning is to listen carefully to what we have done as parish communities, and hopefully to prepare well for the coming PAX Assembly from 13 to 16 June,” the prelate said.

The delegates were divided into five clusters of four to five parishes based on language and demographic similarities.

Each parish reported on the suitable programmes they have organised to meet the three issues highlighted (apathy, secularisation, islamisation) at the 2015 PAX Assembly in line with the pastoral thrust of “going inward, going smaller, going outward.”

It was pointed out that in the period that followed none of the parishes contacted any of the three archdiocesan service teams formed to help at the parish level.

After lunch, five cluster committees of two delegates per parish (who will later be going to the June PAX Assembly as delegates) met to discuss how they will present a consolidated report of their clusters to the PAX Assembly as well as to elect the presenter of their respective reports.

The gathering ended with a closing Mass presided by Abp Wong, concelebrated with all the priests present, and assisted by the two deacons.

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