Sr. PARADELA, Herminia ICM
何美怡修女

 

* 1945 年 5 月 15 日在菲律賓宿霧出生
* 1972 年 6 月入會
* 1976 年 1 月 10 日發願
* 1976 年 9 月抵港

* 2002
12 1 日在菲律賓逝世


Sister Herminia Paradela, ICM
R.I.P

In a spirit of gratitude for a life of service in the Vineyard of the Lord, the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immacaulate Heart of Mary (ICM) announces the Birth to Eternal Life of Sister Herminia Paradela, ICM. She died in the Philippines on the First Sunday of Advent, 1 December 2002. It was a day full of meaning. Hermie, the name she is affectionately called by relatives, co-Sisters and friends had been eagerly longing to see God; her Advent had started long before when she accepted the reality of her serious illness.

Born in Cebu, the Philippines on 15 May 1945 Sister Herminia joined the ICM sisters in June, 1972 and made her first profession on 10 January 1976. In the novitiate, the love for the missions was already alive in her and she wholeheartedly underwent the necessary preparations prior to living with the people of Hong Kong where she was sent in September 1976.

After 2 years of language studies, Sister Herminia worked as a teacher and also volunteered to help in a camp for Vietnamese refugees. She had a soft heart for people in pain and suffering, which led her to become a staff person in Fu Hong Society (then known as The Society of Homes for the Handicapped). Her love and compassion flowed over to these people with special needs and to their families. Her colleagues loved her humanity and good humour; she had spread joy so lavishly around her. She lived true to her Chinese name: Ho Mei-yi. She was just that: a beautiful person radiating God’s love. Her illness did not dampen her joy, she was just peacefully longing and waiting for the God whom she believed deeply loved her.

Sister Herminia was 24 years a missionary in Hong Kong, 16 of which were given to the care of persons with special needs. Now in a special way she continued to care for them.
15 December 2002

 

何美怡修女
安息主懷

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2002 年 12 月 15 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.