Sr. BARTESAGHI, Paolina FDCC
1901 年 8
Death of Mother Paolina Bartesaghi F.D.C.C.
Mother Paolina Bartesaghi passed away suddenly, of heart-attack, on 30 September 1989, at the Canossian Provincial Infirmary.
She was born 88 years ago in the environs of Como, Italy. She spent 64 years in religious life, 61 of them in mission land.
In her, youth she embraced a nursing career, studying and nursing in the “Ospedale Maggiore,” Milan. While taking care of the poor patients there, she felt God’s call to extend her merciful assistance to distant pagan people and she joined the Canossian Novitiate for the Missions.
After her First Profession, in 1928, she was sent to Hankow and, having learnt the first elements of Chinese, was soon assigned to the children’s clinic in the big Mission Hospital. She worked there till 1944, when the hospital was bombed.
During a year as a refugee in the open country, Mother Paolina’s generosity and particular skill in maternity proved to be very valuable to the many expectant mothers who were sheltering in the outskirts of the city. How promptly she would answer any call, promptly, even during the night!
With the peace of 1945, Mother Paolina returned to the city, where she started and ran a district dispensary for the poor outpatients, the number of who had increased in the after-war period. However, having been accused by a people’s court…. “for the much good done!” she was expelled in 1951. Expelled, but not deterred, she continued in Hong Kong, and later in Macao, her work for the poor, the dearest wish of her heart.
She continued this work till 1976, when, with age, her mind
grew every day more hazy and confused. In her infirmary room, she still
remembered her poor in her prayers and would remind others to pray for them.
13 October 1989
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寶 蓮 娜 修 女 原 籍 意 大 利 ， 一 九 二 八 年 矢 發 初 願
後 往 漢 口 工 作 ， 於 五 ０ 年 代 在 港 澳 兩 地 服 務 ， 主 要 對 象 為 各 貧 苦 大 眾 。
1989 年 10 月 13 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.