Good Shepherd Centre Observes Earth Hour 2017​

   
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
08 MAR 2017​

   
FOOTSTEPS TO INSPIRE
EAST COAST PARK SINGAPORE
04 MAR 2017​

   
Singapore-Malaysia Province
22-24 Feb 2017
Good Shepherd Place Singapore​

   

   
Staff of Good Shepherd Services (GSS) conducted the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Program (CSA) for the community in Sabah.

   

Our volunteer Jasmine helped for Earth Hour Kota Kinabalu 2016 and gained knowledge about light pollution and reflected on how to spread awareness about environmental issues


   
COMPASSION IN ACTION
Speaker: Sr Inigo Joachim, SSA
Organized by: Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters​

   

One Billion Rising (OBR) Campaign 2016 went to secondary schools and hostels in Malaysia to spread the message about sexual harassment and violence in a relationship. It provided an eye opener to teachers and students regarding the issue of emotional and mental violence.


   
ORANGE THE WORLD Say No to Violence against Women and Children

   

Good Shepherd Malaysia, represented by Theresa Symons, itsExecutive Director, together with seven other civil society members, were invited to a roundtable discussion with Mr. Barack Obama, the President of United States, in conjunction with his official visit to Malaysia for the Asean Summit in Kuala Lumpur.


   
GSS (Good Shepherd Services) successfully piloted a community-based project to downstream pineapple production for the women of Kg Kiau Nuluh, a village which was badly affected by the June 5th Sabah earthquake and its after quake tremors.

   
This year’s Voice Out annual arts festival, held at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall in Kota Kinabalu, talked about the active involvement of youths today with the social media.

   
Some 80 mission partners from the various Good Shepherd ministries in Singapore and Malaysia came together for the 9thGood Shepherd Partnership Gathering in historical Malacca.​

   
On 20 September 2015, we had our Graduation Ceremony for 135 students who successfully completed their respective courses with DAWN, a ministry which offers courses for foreign domestic workers to assist them in enhancing their advancement and development towards a better future while working in Singapore.

   
Rose Virginie Good Shepherd Centre celebrated World Refuge Day with its residents on 20 June 2015​

   

The First Anniversary of Good Shepherd Oasis : A Dual Celebration of Joy & Gratitude

A joyful day to celebrate the First Anniversary of the Good Shepherd Oasis and the Reunificationof Our Lady of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters.


   
Good Shepherd Malaysia is active in responding to the urgent humanitarian crisis of refugees now off their coast. Mostly from the oppressed and non-state-recognized Rohingya minority of Myanmar, they are seeking asylum in Malaysia via Thailand. The governments of the region have been rejecting them resulting in a deplorable plight.

   
The opening Good Shepherd Sisters, mission partners, and benefactors in Singapore as we celebrated the official opening of Good Shepherd Place by Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

   
A peep into the life of Sr. Lucy Chia, RGS
 

May your heart be an altar, from which the flame of unending thanksgiving ascends to heaven.


St. Mary Euphrasia
 
Compassion in Action 10 & 11 Feb 2017

 

On 10 and 11 Feb 2017, a group of sisters, staff and volunteers gathered in Good Shepherd Place to give their rapt attention to Sister Inigo Joachim as she unpacked the topic, “compassion”, which she described as “weak”.

 

Sister Inigo Joachim is from the Sisters of St Anne’s of Chennai. Currently when she is not serving as a counsellor in the infamous Tihar Jail, Delhi, she is busy sharing Biblical truth with religious congregations and laity all over India and in many other countries, including Singapore. In 2008, she was the only female religious to present at a Catholic Bishops Conference in India; and the list of outstanding engagements goes on. It is nearly unbelievable that her mentor, a priest had admonished the young timid nun, “Sister Inigo, please go and tell your general to keep you in the showcase. You are not fit to be novice mistress. You are fit to be in the showcase.” By God’s grace, mercy and compassion Sister Inigo was the Superior General of her Congregation from 1990 to 2002, and became a quietly confident, inspiring speaker whose teachings are deeply based on Scriptures.

 

Over the two days, Sister Inigo repeatedly reminded the audience that God is compassionate; “his love endures forever” as intoned 26 times in Psalm 136. She drew out two dimensions of compassion: sensitivity and generosity through parables that our Lord taught, especially the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Compassion essentially means to suffer with the one in pain. The Samaritan’s heart was moved into action; he was sensitive. He was generous to the wounded man by dressing his wound, taking him to an inn, paying for his expenses and promising to pay the dues on his return. The audience were urged to move from merely verbalizing mercy to making mercy a concrete act; to move from the heart to the hands just like the Good Samaritan. A two-day seminar, even espoused in Biblical truth will not make any difference to the world which is full of pain and injustice, unless our hearts are transformed to be like God who is full of compassion.

 

There was never a dull moment during the seminar as petite Sister Inigo weaved humour into her lived-out experience of showing mercy and compassion to the inmates of Tihar Jail. Through her stories, we learnt that the poor has the capacity to teach us many lessons, and values like hope, patience, resilience, gratitude and above all, a deep faith in God and Biblical truth.

 

If you are reading this and feeling that you have missed out on something, look out for the next time Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters invites Sister Inigo to feed our spirituality, tentatively in July 2017.

 

 

 


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