Thursday, June 11, 2009
Legion Fellowship 圣母军交流会 （10）
The last day （Wednesday) of our tour brought us to Cathedral of The Church of the Holy Rosary in Kaoshiong. This church was built about 72 years ago and acclaimed to be the most beauty church in Taiwan, and decreed by the Vatican as the Mini Basilica.
The church was built on the spot where the first missionary landed 150 years ago. The Taiwan Catholic Church is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in Taiwan throughout the year 2009.
Again we were warmly welcome by the parishioners, legionaries, priest and His Lordship Bishop Zheng of Kaoshiong Diocese.
Bishop celebrated a thanksgiving Mass specially with the visitors. In his homily, he expressed his gladness with the work of the legionaries. He said the legionaries were most favaoured by our Lady and received the most blessing from her.
The warm welcome by the legionaries and parishioners, the easy going and friendly Bishop touched the hearts of all the visitors. They left with grateful and joyful hearts.
We were treated to a refreshments after Mass. Of course, the fruits of the season - pineapples, watermelon, Lychee were a plenty for the visitors to enjoy.
We left Kaoshiong after lunch for Taipei. Some of the legionaries stayed another night at the Jian Tan Activites Center while me and two legionaries heading to Yan Ming Shan for a two nights stay.
I will be leaving for home early morning on 12-6-09.
The hospitable Bishop Zheng warmly welcomed and sending off the visitors