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Stories of a Hong Kong Sister and Her Congregation in China

At 3:10 am on November 17, 2017, Sr. Marie-Aloys Yuan Yin 袁引 (Yeu Yin) of the Society of Helpers (拯望會) passed away peacefully at the Caritas Hospital in Kowloon, Hong Kong at the age of 94. Relatives and friends, her fellow sisters around the world all offered their prayers and Masses in her memory, among whom were many friends from Xingtai Diocese (Hebei Province), including sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of All Souls (COLAS, 煉靈中保聖母會). After the memorial Mass on that same day, a group of sisters and priests remained for a gathering to commemorate this beloved sister. They remembered her as the superior emerita of COLAS, a caring mother and a strict father for the sisters, and, above all, a faithful companion of the local Church in her most difficult times. From 1994–2004, Sr. Marie-Aloys traveled every year to serve the COLAS, a diocesan congregation located at Zhaozhuang 趙莊, the site of the diocesan cathedral. Each time she would stay for about six months, taking care of the formation for the aspirants, postulants, novices and sisters in temporary vows and accompanying all in their growth. [more...]

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