Thursday, September 01, 2011

40 years in "the Service of the Word"

August 15 is a special day for Catholics all over the world. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. But for all of us at Macau, we had more reasons than one to make it a solemnity: It was the 87th birthday of late Fr. Bernardo Hurault, the man behind the concept of "the Christian Community Bible". And as an icing on the cake, this was also the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Rossa. Wow! What a day to celebrate! We thank God for the gifts of Persons such as late Fr. Bernardo and Fr. Rossa to the Church, to the Claretian Community and specially to the Church in China! Thank you Fr. Rossa for the witness of life you share!

We received a beautiful felicitation on the occasion from a very significant person - Mr. Li Chunnong, the one who handles all our printing works at the Amity Press at Nanjing, China. To the lines of Mr. Chunnong:

Dear All,

It is a joyful time for us to join the triple celebration, especially the celebration of 40th year of Fr. Rossa in the priesthood and his ministry.

We have been working together for more than 13 years since 1998 if I am correct. Through so many years experiences of working together, from business relationship to partner relationship and now the friendship has been built upon on the trust and the experiences of bad and good and the time of sad and joy that we always being together to face.

Amity's today, if we still could be proud of it, cannot forget about this very important person, his kind, tolerance, encouragement and other good human characteristics gave us confidence which was very important at the early stage when Amity doing export business.

We do believe this relationship will continue and last forever and it is very lucky for all of us that he is in good health shape. We can enjoy time together to see the Bibles been printed and distributed worldwide.

Take care my Friend!


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