​*NEW* 250th anniversary of St Magdalene of Canossa


VitaPiu No 19

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Canossian Myanmar News Update #29

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Canossian Myanmar News Update #28

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Celebration: St Magdalene's Feast Day

Finally! Canossians celebrating St Magdalene's Feast Day after 2 years, with minimal Covid restrictions!! What a Joy to get together again!  click here for more photos 

Vita Piu May-Aug 2022

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Elements on some of our pages are best read in Desktop view. 

The project -Virtual Tour of Archives and Museum/Exhibits is aimed at promoting interest in the story of the beginnings and spread of the Canossian Mission. It is a way of sharing the Canossian charism and saying: "We are family" and "This is how we were born!"​

A Call to Shine - The History of Catholicism in Singapore (Catholic200SG)

Our Catholic Light (by PixelMusica) is a film that tells the story of how missionaries such as the Paris Foreign Missions brought the Light of Christ to Singapore, to serve the needs to the people through the Catholic Church.​​

The Catholic Church in Singapore

2021 is the 200th year of Catholicism in Singapore. The Catholic Church in Singapore looks back at the past 200 years and to see where it has grown, and more importantly, where the Church is heading towards.​

Source: http://www.canossian.org/blog/2021/10/23/the-project-virtual-tour-of-archives-and-exhibits/

Mother Fernanda Riva, Missionary of Joy

Joy is a gift we received alongside the Canossian charisma... surely joy is a gift for all Christians. The Venerable M. Fernanda is known as "the missionary of joy", since she knew to live this trait of ours to the fullest.

Great teacher, humble and tireless spirit, lived the dream of St. Magdalena doing “knowing and loving Jesus” mainly at school.

She was director of Canossiana University San Jose, in India from where she also lived another of the great Canossian features: the promotion of women.
She is remembered for her great humility, her joy and openness to listening and availability.

In suffering, she kept serenity and joy, strengthened in prayer passed away on January 22, 1956, in India.
Pope Benedict XVI issues the decree declaring it Venerable on June 28, 2012. Let's pray together so that we can quickly summon her as the "Beata, Missionary of Joy".

“Santísima and Inefable Trinidad, we thank you for the wonders you have worked in the heart of your servant, the Venerable Mother Fernanda Riva, who with her life has happily sung your infinite glory. Give us, for your intercession, the thanks that we beg with great confidence. Amen.”​


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Our new Congregational Leader

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Saint Josephine Bakhita sculpture displayed in St. Peter’s Square on 6 Feb 2022

A statue of Saint Josephine Bakhita, the patron of human trafficking victims, will be displayed in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Feb. 6.


The bronze sculpture, a piece by Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz, is dedicated to trafficking victims and to all women, especially the religious sisters who work to free women from modern day slavery.


The artwork depicts the saint, herself once a slave, freeing a mass of people from underground. It will arrive at the Vatican ahead of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on Feb. 8.


The 10-foot model is identical to multiple 20-foot versions of the sculpture, which will be installed in Europe, Canada, and the United States. After Feb. 6, the smaller Bakhita statue will be displayed in the Diocese of Rome.


Source: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Canossian Heritage Resources 

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Materials can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/readings_srchris

A short history of the Canossian Sisters in Singapore and Myanmar


Canossians in the World


2010 - The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award, formerly known as the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award, is intended to focus public attention and confer recognition to those who, like Blessed Teresa, have dedicated a significant portion of their lives in the service of the “poorest of the poor” and have served, and shall continue to serve, as an inspirational, living example to the world.




An Italian-born Canossian nun who has been serving impoverished Filipinos since 1962; she established and conducted various programs in education, livelihood, health, evangelization, lay empowerment, and spiritual formation.


Provincial Chapter 2023


The Province of St Anthony, Singapore-Myanmar, saw 35 Sisters gathered to celebrate the Applicative Session of the Provincial Chapter from 17-20 Jan 2023. This was held at LifeSprings Canossian Spirituality Centre.


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1 March 2023