Sr. MACCA, Catherine (Caterina) FDCC
1903 年 3
Sister Catherine Macca’ F.D.C.C.
In the late hours of 30 June 1991, Sister Catherine Macca’ died peacefully at the Canossian Provincial infirmary. She was 88 years of age.
Sister Catherine was born at Montecchi Precalcina, in the Province of Vicenza, Italy, into a family rich in faith, in Christian virtues and …... in children.
Her mother, who was widowed early, had seven children. She generously allowed her daughter to follow her call when in 1925 she asked to join the Canossian novitiate for the foreign missions.
After her training and first profession, Sister Catherine left for Hong Kong in 1928. It was to be her apostolic field for 63 years. A long life, all spent in the love and the example of the One who came to serve.
Her first missionary joy was that of bestowing her delicate motherly care on young orphans, following them in their growth and education.
Then her domestic skills, inherited from her family, were discovered and put to good use in the kitchen of the Canossa Hospital in its early beginnings and later at the Sacred Heart Canossian College as a teacher of domestic science.
Patients, students, teachers, even inspectors always had words of praise for Sister Catherine’s cooking, for her elegant presentation, for her cleanliness in the domestic science rooms and for her hospitality.
She displayed the same winning smile and gentle ways for years on end. In her old age as door-keeper of St. Mary’s Canossian College - knitting, lovingly serving, praying - she was loved by all.
The former orphans and students, now mothers and even grandmothers, would often come to visit her as they would still find in her the same cordial and motherly concern, springing forth from her deep religious spirit.
We cannot help mentioning Sister Catherine’s love for her dear Hong Kong. Her clear mind, her tenacious memory were living historical archives!
When she would start specking about her interesting historical recollections, one would never tire of listening. Such much as gone with her simple soul!
But the recollection of her will ever remain with us in
loving memory, in praise to God who gave her to his Church!
12 July 1991
嘉 諾 撒 仁 愛 會 馬 加 修 女 ， 於 一 九 九 一 年 六 月 三 十 日 晚 病 逝 該 會 香 港 總 修 院 ， 享 年 八 十 八 歲 。
馬 加 修 女 祖 籍 意 大 利 ， 生 長 於 一 個 子 女 眾 多 、 信 仰 豐 盛 的 熱 心 公 教 家 庭 。 母 親 早 年 守 寡 ， 獨 力 撫 育 七 名 子 女 ， 其 中 包 括 一 名 遺 腹 子 。
馬 加 修 女 一 九 二 五 年 獲 得 慈 母 准 許 ， 進 入 了 嘉
諾 撒 仁 愛 會 的 外 方 傳 教 初 學 院 ； 三 年 後 矢 發 初 願 ， 隨 即 奉 派 來 港 ， 展 開 了 漫 長 的 六 十 三 年 宗
徒 事 業 ， 一 心 師 法 基 督 ， 以 愛 心 去 服 務 人 群
1991 年 7 月 12 日
◆ 先賢錄－－香港天主教神職及男女修會會士 (1841-2010), 天主教香港教區檔案處, 2010.