CARMEL, HONG KONG
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
50th Anniversary Book of Hong Kong Carmel; Death notice of Mother Mary Cecilia of the Sacred Heart, Carmel of Hong Kong, 1912-1984. She was Cecilia Leung, of Canton. ENtered Carmel in 1931--the first Chinese professed. History of Hong Kong foundation. Elected prioress in 1947. Died 2/20/1984.
S Cecilia tells Mother Mary Magdalen about the visit of Sisters John and Aloysius, retreat of Father Thomas Kilduff, sends death notice of foundress, S Therese of the Child Jesus, mentions MMM's voction to China, and comments on the Lipa Carmel devotions.
S. Cecilia writes to Mother Mary Magdalen: gratitude for contributions; longing for some kind of association or federation like the one in the United States; mentions success of English Carmels in doing this; mentions survival through the war; asks advise re formation; discussion of new "Declaration" 11/7/1977.
Newsarticle from U.S. paper that relates return of U.S. Carmelite Nun to Hong Kong, from Shanghai Carmel, from which she was forced to leave. S.Theresa, originally from New York, is now in poor, failing health, thus exit visa was granted by the Communist government.
In first, Sister John relates that hardships have begun but they intend to persevere. "We're not coming home." Asks the to continue to draw Holy Cross billets and to remain in Apostleship of Prayer. They have heard from Hong Kong; in need of veils, breviaries. In second, John writes of S. Aloysius' back problems; beds are rattan. Teeth problems and rash. Speaks of Mother Mary Magdalen's coming; begins plans for it.