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
 

STORY OF MARY EUPHRASIA
Foundress of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd


ST. MARY EUPHRASIA PELLETIER
1796-1868
Founded by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier (1796 - 1868) and known as the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, The Good Shepherd Mission has its origins in Angers, France. On 16th January 1835, Pope Gregory XVI approved the Congregation which has its roots in the Order of Our Lady of Charity known as the Refuge, which was founded by St. John Eudes (1601 – 1680).


ST. JOHN EUDES
1601-1680
John Eudes was an outstanding priest and leader in the Christian renewal of 17th century France. Fired by the love of the hearts of Jesus and Mary, he established a refuge in 1641 to help women and firls who were exploited and in moral distress. From a few committeed women in this service, the Order of Our Lady of Charity evolved.

In 1814, Rose Virginie Pelletier entered Our Lady of Charity at Tours. She was given the name Mary of St. Euphrasia. Sister Mary Euphrasia combined a great apostolic spirit with a deep interior life. The community and mission took on new vigour when she was elected superior at the age of 29. A house in Angers was founded in 1829 at the invitation of the local bishop. There, in 1831, Sister Mary Euphrasia formed a contemplative community for some of the girls and women under her care who desired to dedicate their lives to God. These contemplative sisters offer their lives of prayer and penance for the people served by the Congregation.

Sister Mary Euphrasia longed for the word to benefit from the saving work initiated by St. John Eudes. She envisioned a central administration that could send the sisters to all parts of the world. Surmounting many obstacles, the Generalate (Central Administration of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd of Angers was born.

Sister Mary Euphrasia Pelletier gave herself unreservedly to the Mission as she responded with great zeal and love to Jesus, the Good Shepherd. The Congregation grew enormously. Without telephone, fax, e-mail or air travel, Sister Mary Euphrasia founded in her lifetime 110 houses on every continent. She died in Angers on April 14, 1868. Her beatification took place in 1933 and her canonization in 1940. Today, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and the Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd serve in 72 countries, embracing the world with their zeal for the salvation of all people.

A year after the death of St. Mary Euphrasia, the Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Mission was founded. From Ceylon, the Good Shepherd Sisters came to Singapore in 1939 and reach out into Malaysia in 1956.

(Article is taken from "Gratitude is the Memory of the Heart",
published by Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd, Malaysia)

"I only loved … but I loved with all the strength of my soul …
nothing is impossible to one who loves."