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Yesterday I had visitted ships and spoke to the Seafarers about the importance of the Holy week. I had an opportunity also to have lunch with Captain Felino from Toronto Express. He had been a very good Catholic friend of mine whom I had known for more than fifteen years in the AoS Chaplaincy in Montreal. Three of the Catholic Seafarers from his ship came out with me for Palm Sunday mass on Saturday evening at 4.30p.m because they were to sail Sunday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Stella Maris Magazine reached us just on time in the beginning of this month and they were distributed. Last Sunday also after the mass the Seafarers who had participated in the mass happily took few last copies. ... See MoreSee Less

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At the end of this day though I am so tired after visiting four ship's and doing pick ups from two ships in different times there is an inner happiness. When we really care for the Seafarers and sometimes go out of the way to help in their need they do also care for us with in the limited capacity and time frame they have. The chief-cook from the Ship Montreal Express said he was so happy to see me after a long time. He provided me with a good lunch and also gave a dinner parcel with the permission from the Captain. The Captain also came to greet me with his child on board. I was happy to drive his family out and we had a very good chat. He also recalled the last time we had met in our Christmas celebration at the Mariners House. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sr Joy before leaving from Montreal visited ships and met the Seafarers on board to encourage their Faith and to persuade them to be faithful. She also had the first time experience to see for herself how difficult is the job on board the ship. She expressed her concerns that the reality should be taken home to Philippines to educate the Seafarers families. She also visited St.Joseph's oratory and spent few hours to pray for all those who have requested her prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Filipina Canocian nun Sr.Joy presently working as a missionary in Africa this evening visited the Montreal Seafarers center and had conventions with the Seafarers. The Filipino Seafarers actively participated in the 3rd week of lent Sunday mass after listening to the talk of Sr.Joy. Even the money Catholics joined with us for the mass. ... See MoreSee Less

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