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unapproachable excellence. Thus in to touch Me with your hands ? Do you Architecture, Michael Angelo is consi- I wish to speak to Me words of consolat dered the acme of perfection. Shake- ticn? Go, seek the poor and the naked, St. Joseph's Church speare is considered the most perfect the sick and the afflicted and the heartBaptism. exponent of dramatic art. In painting, broken, and in them, you will find Me? Raphael, in Music, Beethoven approached for, whatsoever, you do unto them, you 2 8 t h July. Joyce Juliana Victoas near as men can hope to go to absolute do unto Me." Thus, did Our Lord rina Lewis, born on t h e 9th perfection. Joubert in one of his pre- indentify Himself with the poor. gnant phrases, calls St. Theresa, the' And so with the eyes of Faith, do we J u l y , d a u g h t e r of J o h n A n s e l "Sappho of Devotion." Charity likewise, recognise Christ in His poor. Therem u s L e w i s a n d of E v a I r e n e has its perfect embodiment, its Michael fore, it follows that the man who thus Lewis. God-parents:—AloyAngelo, its Sappho in the person of St. sees God in the poor, who looks upon sius J o h n M o n t e i r o a n d J u l i e Vincent de Paul, the Patron of our them with the eyes of faith, that man Pereira. Society, whose feast we celebrate to-day. will approach them with tenderness and His long life of 80 years was the con- reverence, that he will consult their Marriage. . stant exemplification of heroic charity. feelings, that he will seek to console 31st July. John Aloysius Tan The title of to-day's paper, therefore is the heart while he revives the body, M e n g O n g , son of T a n T o h appropriate and in keeping with the while he puts meat and drink before the S i o n g a n d of L i o n g H u a S n g occasion. sick and poor man, he will not put away . to Miss D o r o t h y Lee Poh Lan, We propose, therefore in approaching from his heart the source of his comfort. How does Hope enter into these conthis great subject, to put before you a d a u g h t e r of L e e Choon G u a n What are our hopes? text of Scripture, which you all no doubt siderations? a n d of F a n n I n n N e o . Withave read, viz:—"Blessed is the man Every man has his hopes. Every man nesses :—Pedro Ong Wee that understandeth concerning the needy hopes to attain some position in this Hock and M a r y L a m . and the poor." There seems to be so world and gain a certain happiness, but little mystery about them; we meet our principal hope is to attain Heaven, X them everywhere; they force the sight and be happy forever in the contempS T . J O S E P H ' S I N S T I T U T I O N . T of their misery before our eyes. What lation of God. Although our Lord has mystery, then is there in thq needy and premised this, and our hope is built on the poor? What is the mystery, which the fidelity with which He meets His R E G I S T R A T I O N O F N E W B O Y S is hidden in the needy and the poor, and word, no man can expect the reward F O R 1936. in which we will be pronounced "blessed" unless He complies with the conditions if w e can only understand it, and like He has attached to His promises of glory. If we look up the Scriptures, R e g i s t r a t i o n f o r t h e a d m i s s i o n true men act upon that understanding. The Conference welcomes this opport- we will find numerous passages of Our of n e w b o y s i n 1936 will b e g i n a t unity, to congratulate you, first, that Lord's sayings, which show clearly how St. J o s e p h ' s I n s t i t u t i o n in S e p t e m - whether you understand this mystery largely the poor and the aflicted enter b e r , 1935, a f t e r t h e r e - o p e n i n g of or not, your membership of this Society into these conditions. "Behold these, to and your "presence here this morning these did you refuse your mercy, your t h e classes. attest that you wish to act upon it; pity your charity; and I swear to you, Rev. B r o . Director. that yours are the instincts of Christian that as I am God, in the day that you Charity, that the poor and the needy refused to comfort, and, to. succour, and have only to lay their claims before you, to console them, you refused to do it you are ready, in the compassion and unto Me. Therefore, there is no Heaven OBITUARY. tenderness of the heart, which is the for you." The golden key that opens M a d a m Cecilia H e n g S i a n g Boon, inheritance of the children of Christ, to the gate to Heaven is the key of mercy. It follows; that if we hope to obtain a pious, p o p u l a r a n d h a r d w o r k i n g fill their hands. It will interest you, therefore, to mercy and^ittain Heaven, we have to be c o m m i t t e e m e m b e r of t h e W o m e n ' s be led into a consideration of this merciful. Our Lord has said, "As often Section of t h e C h i n e s e Catholic mystery. The Apostle, S t Paul, in as you are merciful to the poor, you A c t i o n , p a s s e d a w a y peacefully a t writing to his recently converted Chris- are merciful to Me." Who, therefore, believing in these h e r residence a t 10 R e c r e a t i o n tians lays down this great rule for R o a d o n t h e 2 9 t h of J u l y . A Re- them:—That for the Christian, there things, does not recognise Christ in His are three virtues which form the very poor, and so succour them with venerq u i e m H i g h M a s s w a s s u n g for t h e essence of his Christianity; and these ation; who does not see that his hope repose of h e r soul t h e n e x t d a y ; are, not the virtues of prudence, nor is built upon the relations which are estaa n d R e v . F a t h e r B e c h e r a s officiat- of justice, nor of high-mindedness, nor of blished between Him and the poor of ed a t a b u r i a l service, b o t h in t h e nobleness, nor of fortitude—but they God. Thus out of this faith, and out are the supernatural virtues of Faith, of this hope springs the charity, with Church and at the C e m e t e r y . Hope and Love. "Now, there remain which we must relieve them. This is M e m b e r s of t h e C C A . a r e a s k e d to you," he says, "Faith, Hope and the Catholic idea of Charity. It is not Charity, and the greatest of these is a mere temporary flash of enthusiasm: t o p r a y for h e r d e p a r t e d soul. R. I . P . Charity." The life of the Christian, there- ! it is not the mere passing feeling of fore, must be the life of the believer—a benevolence that influences the Catholic "man of Faith." It must be a hopeful Church; but, it is these principles of life, a life that looks beyond the horizon Christian faith, recognising who and of the present time to the far-stretching what we are, and our Christian hope, eternity that goes beyond it, but most building up all the conditions of its of all it must be a life of Divine Love. future glory upon this foundation. And, These are the three elements of the nowhere, but in the Catholic Church is this Charity beautifully organized. Christian. What is Faith? Faith is an act of What better examples of organized human intelligence looking up for the charity can we have than our own Conlight that comes from the eternal vent here, our Brothers' Schools. In Wisdom of God. Recognising God in other countries—in India and Burma, that light, Faith catches a gleam of there are the Sisters of Mercy who care Him, and rejoices in its knowledge. for the sick; the Little Sisters of the Hope is an act of the will, striving after Poor, who look after the aged and the God, clinging to His promises, and try- infirm. In China, the Sisters of Charity. ing, by realising the conditions, to And, throughout the world, there are realise the glory, which is the burden the Conferences of the Society of St. of the promise to come. Charity alone Vincent de Paul. Each and every one succeeds in laying hold of God. The of these Conferences are faithfully God, whom Faith catches a gleam of, j adhering to these principles, from which the God, whom Hope strives after, spring the true spirit behind the work Charity seized and makes its own. of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, When the veil shall fall and we, shall of which we are members, and the mite see Him in Heaven, there shall be no j that we give to-day, shall return to us more Faith. It shall be absorbed in 1 one day in the form of a crown of glory, vision. When that for which we strive j which will one day be set upon our after shall be given to us there shall I ! * throne of God, by the e a d s

Mr. & Mrs. Bong Nyan Shoon, who were married o n 20th July, at the Church of the Sacred Heart, S'pore.

PENANG SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL. Conference of The Assumption "CATHOLIC CHARITY"' By the Hon. Secy. It is remarkable how in every line of human activity a continued progress is noted, until the very perfection of achievement seems to be concentrated, and as it were, personified in some one individual. 'That person becomes the very essence and embodiment of his special art or achievement, and is looked up to by his successors as a model of

in fruition. But the Charity, that seizes upon God to-day shall hold for all eter nity. Charity, alone shall remain the very life of the elect of God. Therefore, the greatest of these is Charity. These being the three virtues that belong to the Christian character, let us see how far the mystery concerning the needy and the poor enters into these considerations of Faith, Hope * and Charity. Faith is the virtue by which we catch a gleam of God. Do we catch a gleam of Him in His poor? The poor of God —the afflicted, the sick~ ancTthe "heart" broken—represent Our Lord' upon tKis earth. Our Lord declared He would remain upon this earth and would never leave it.- "Behold," He says, "I am with you all days unto the consummation of the world." To identify Himself with His Poor until the end of time, He says. "Do you wish to find me? Do you wish

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t h e c o n t r a c t i n g p a r t i e s b e i n g Mr. P h i l i p Liao C h a o Lim, 3 r d son of M r . & M r s . L i a o N u m Mow and M i s s Cecilia Kok S a t Moi, eldest d a u g h t e r of M r . and t h e late M r s . Kok C h o o n g Sun. T h e B r i d a l couple belong t o wellk n o w n families in Kuala L u m p u r . M r . P h i l i p L i a o Chao L i m who h a d h a d h i s e a r l y studies in t h e Gov e r n m e n t E n g l i s h School a n d t h e S h u n g W a h C h i n e s e School, Kuala K a n g s a r , h a s t h e D e g r e e of B.A. f r o m a u n i v e r s i t y in C h i n a a n d is in b u s i n e s s a t S i n g a p o r e . M i s s Cecilia K o k Sat Moi is t h e principal of t h e Pitchee Girls School, P u d u , a n d of h e r m a n y brot h e r s , t h e m o s t popular a r e 0 . Y. Kok, t h e f a m o u s P r e s s P h o t o g r a p h e r a n d M r . Kok C h i n Yin, B a r r i s t e r - a t - L a w and a practising m e m b e r a t t h e F.M.S. B a r .

I POH FOR CHRIST'S POOR. A n appeal, embodied in a pamp h l e t , h a s b e e n s e n t o u t by t h e Catholic A c t i o n Society t o m e m b e r s of t h e p a r i s h for c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o w a r d s t h e relief of t h e poor. R e v . F a t h e r F o u r g s m a d e refere n c e t o t h e a p p e a l in C h u r c h on S u n d a y , s t r o n g l y s u p p o r t i n g it and a s k i n g t h e p a r i s h i o n e r s t o do w h a t t h e y c a n in a i d of t h e poor. Though Catholics h e r e have s h o w n g e n e r o s i t y in supporting unemployment and o t h e r relief f u n d s in g e n e r a l , n o t h i n g h a s been d o n e in t h e p a s t for t h e poor of t h e i r own p a r i s h . This p r o j e c t of the Catholic A c t i o n Society is h i g h l y t o be c o m m e n d e d i n a s m u c h a s , b e s i d e s m e e t i n g t h o u g h in a v e r y small w a y t h e w a n t of a St. Vincent de Paul Society in t h e p a r i s h , i t p r e p a r e s t h e w a y for a c o n f e r e n c e of t h a t c h a r i t a b l e Soc i e t y t o b e f o r m e d in t h e n e a r future. I t h a s t a k e n t h e Society half a y e a r t o l a u n c h t h e project. I t is h o p e d t h a t it will be a g r e a t success from t h e beginning. Though t h e appeal w a s s e n t out a few d a y s a g o , t h e r e s p o n s e so f a r h a s been encouraging—several having sent in p r o m i s e s of fairly s u b s t a n t i a l monthly contributions.

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BAPTISMS. Rev. F r . F o u r g s b a p t i s e d t h e following c h i l d r e n on Saturday evening : W a n L a i Choon ( 1 5 ) — J o h n . Wan Kank Ching (13)—Mary Macrdalen. Yau Pak Yoong (14)—Anthony. Lim Ah Fook (12)—Paul. L i m A h Min ( 1 0 ) — P e t e r .

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day we may be able to exclaim, "Oh, Lord, of all the beauties of God, it is true, the greatest of these is Charitv."

KUALA LUMPUR MILITARY MEDAL FOR FR. PERRISSOUD. W e c o n g r a t u l a t e h e a r t i l y Rev. F r . P . D. P e r r i s s o u d on h i s b e i n g in F r a n c e w i t h the | decorated £ Medaille M i l i t a i r e " in recognition I of h i s brilliant conduct d u r i n g t h e \ Great War. MARRIAGE. LIAO-KOK. T h e m a r r i a g e w a s solemnized at t h e C h u r c h of t h e Holy R o s a r y , on 1st A u g u s t 1935, K u a l a L u m p u r .

CYMA the Countries. WATCHES and CHRONOMETERS acknowledged the BEST in all Agent:

RENE ULLMANN, SINGAPORE.

AUGUST 03, 1935, VOL 01, N0 31  

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