善牧會:服務受傷害和被遺棄的女性
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Abstract影響一個修會在地方教會展開牧職和投身當地社會服務的因素有很多,包括修會的信念和靈修觀、社會處境、修女的恩賜及專長等。善牧會自二十世紀五十年代起能立足香港,既與中國局勢的轉變有關,亦視乎香港社會的需求。香港政府知悉善牧會的在英國及中國上海的實踐經驗和修女的專業訓練背景,亦欣賞修女對「問題少女」的愛心和耐性、願意全身投入去服務,因而邀請修女來港服務。 因此,善牧會在香港開展了服務受傷害和被遺棄的女孩。該服務亦回應了她們的傳信使命,即效法牧羊人耶穌基督尋找迷失的羊,而且永不放棄。善牧修女陪伴女孩,使她們再次感受到家庭溫暖和基督的愛,並傳授宗教與道德真理,促進人格的尊嚴及姊妹的情誼。修女在效法耶穌基督之餘,希望自己也能成為學生的榜樣。

Many factors affect the establishment of apostolic ministry and social sercive by a religious congregation in a local church. These factors include the mission and spirituality of the religious congregation, social situation, charism and gifts of the sisters and so on. Since 1950s, Sisters of Good Shepherd started their services in ong Kong. This is due to the changing context of mainland China as well as the social needs of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government invited the Good Shepherd Sisters to come to Hong Kong when it learnt the expertise of the sisters and their experiences of running social services in Britain and Shanghai. The government also appreciated the affection, patience and commitment of the sisters towards the girls who have gone astray. Thus, the Good Shepherd Sisters started their ministry of tendering the needs of the wonded and abandoned girls. This ministry echoed their mission, that is, imitating Jesus to look for the lost sheep, and never give up. Good Shepherd Sisters accompany the girls so that they can feel the love of Jesus and the warmth of family. The sisters also teach them religious and moral truth, promoting human dignity and sisterhood. Apart from taking Jesus as their moral examplar, the sisters also want to be role models of the girls.
Acceptance Date15/09/2016
All Author(s) List阮美賢
Journal name天主教研究學報
Year2016
Month12
Volume Number7
Publisher香港中文大學天主教研究中心
Place of Publication香港
Pages133 - 154
LanguagesChinese-Traditional
KeywordsCatholic missionary, missiology, Catholic Church history, women religious congregations

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