Monday, June 8, 2009
Legion Fellowship 圣母军交流会 （7)
It is 9:15 pm now. We just checked into hotel ten minutes ago after our dinner at a restaurant. It was a long day.
The Legion Fellowship has been concluded successfully. It is time for sightseeing.
We, in six bases, left Taipei at about 8:00am for Hua Lian, an east coast county of Taiwan. Through many tunnels, we reached Hua Lian at noon and have our lunch at a restaurant catering mostly for tourist (more than ten bases parked there)
After lunch we went toTaruko National Park to view the wonders of nature.
Then we went to Tzu Chi University for a visit to the information centre to learn about the good works of the organisation. Tzu Chi was founded by Rev. Zheng Yan founded the Tzu Chi movements in Hua Lian more than 40 years ago.
The visit was to foster closer understanding and appreciation of Catholics towards other religions and movements. In Kuala Lumpur, the Chinese speaking Catholic works closely with the Tzu Chi in disaster relief activities.
At 5:30pm, we have Mass at the Hua Lian Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Wang of Hua Lian Diocese. He expressed warm welcome to us visitors and his appreciation of the good works done by the Legion of Mary. He noted Legionaries are deeply devoted the Mary, thus are the most favour by her.
We have light refreshment after Mass and dinner at 7:30 pm.
在5：30 pm, 我们到花莲主教座堂参加弥撒。花莲的黄主教，本来这个时候是应该在泰国参加会议，但藉天主的安排，能够有人代替，他就留下来，并在今天亲自迎接我们及主祭一台弥撒。