Sr. TSANG, Joana (Giovanna Elena) FDCC
1912 年 5
Mother Joanna Tsang F.D.C.C.
Sister Joanna Tsang, a Canossian Daughters of Charity, was called to her reward on 8 July 1991, at the age of 79.
Sister Joanna was born in Hong Kong into a good Catholic family and baptized a month later at Rosary Church in Chatham Road, the parish in which she had been serving for the last 18 years of her life.
As she grew up she felt attracted to the religious life, she followed her call by joining the Canossian novitiate when not yet 21 years of age.
After her religious formation and first vows in 1936, she was soon assigned to teaching, a lifelong task which she fulfilled with joy, love and dedication.
At first she served at the Sacred Heart Canossian School in the primary, Chinese section, and then at St. Francis Canossian College in Wanchai.
This was following by 17 years at the Pui Tak Canossian Primary School until 1970 when she was transferred to the Holy Family Canossian Primary School in Kowloon City.
During her long teaching career she held posts of superior and headmistress for many years.
Her special attention and care was always directed to poor students, not only those lacking financial means but those also lacking love and ability.
The school doors and her arms were always wide open to orphans or slow learners.
The school doors were also wide open when typhoon winds blew threateningly against fishermen’s boats or the squatter huts of the poor.
She was not bothered by the bustle and bustle provided she could see them all temporarily given shelter and protection in the classrooms. Mother Joanna’s heart was open to all needs, providing for them whatever and whenever she could.
Each year there were large groups of catechumens flocking to her for baptism. It was her joy but also the fruit of much sacrifice on her part.
Her former students still remember the way she ran her catechism classes, how she would bring them to the church and teach them to pray.
On retiring from teaching in 1973, her zeal found another fertile field - as full-time catechist at Rosary Church.
Here she displayed all her energy in instructing catechumens, in visiting families, in following up liturgy and choir groups and the other many needs for God’s service in a busy parish.
Ever ready, approachable and of a sociable character, she was loved by all and made a wide circle of friends and co-workers around her.
In spite of her tight apostolic schedule, she always tried to be present at community gatherings for she loved her sisters and loved to pray with them.
This she carried on with full vitality till after Christmas last year when her health began to decline. Without her being aware of it, a latent, incurable disease was taking hold.
Her many friends were saddened and prayed hard for her recovery. She hoped to the last that she could still work for God’s glory. God, however, accepted, only her goodwill and called her to himself in an everlasting embrace of love.
We thank the Lord for having given us in Sister Joanna’s life
an example of dedication to the Coming of his Kingdom. We thank also the many
people who showed their concern and ask them to continue their prayers.
19 July 1991
嘉 諾 撒 仁 愛 會 曾 玉 卿 修 女 ， 於 一 九 九 一 年 七 月 八 日 病 逝 於 嘉 諾 撒 醫 院 ， 享 年 七 十 九 歲 。
曾 修 女 生 於 一 九 一 二 年 ， 於 一 九 三 三 年 加 入 嘉 諾 撒 仁 愛 會 ， 宣 發 聖 願 後 隨 即 派 往 從 事 教 育 工 作 ， 她 曾 任 教 於 聖 心 小 學 、 聖 方 濟 各 學 校 、 培 德 學 校 、 聖 家 學 校 。 於 一 九 七 三 年 奉 派 往 九 龍 玫 瑰 堂 服 務 ， 至 今 共 十 八 年 之 久 。
曾 修 女 一 生 勤 懇 工 作 ， 熱 愛 貧 苦 大 眾 ， 如 今 蒙 主 寵 召 ，
懇 請 主 內 各 兄 弟 姊 妹 ， 為 其 安 息 祈 禱 。
1991 年 7 月 19 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.