VIGANO, Carolina Stefania FDCC
* 1895 年 9
孔科雷佐 (Concorezzo) 出生
Mother Stefanina Vigano died in the Infirmary of the Canossian Convent at Caine Road, on Monday, 4 January 1960, during the celebration of Mass in the Infirmary chapel.
She was born at Concorezzo, in the province of Milan, in 1895. Having heard the divine call to the missionary life she entered the Institute of the Canossian Daughters of Charity at the age of 21.
In 1920, after a voyage of four months, she reached Ku-lu-pa, in the province of Shen-si. The last part of the journey had to be made in sedan-chairs along steep slopes and narrow paths overhanging deep ravines. At a sharp turn the men carrying her chair slipped and tilted the light chair over the roaring torrent below. This fright told on the health of the young sister from the very beginning of her missionary work. She often suffered severe convulsions, yet after each attack she would courageously resume her post in the orphanage or in the linen room. Once the Rev. Mother Superior placed on Mother Stefanina’s face a piece of linen which had been in contact with the bones of the saintly Jesuit Father Stephen Faber, a missioner in Shen-si during the XVII century. She was cured of the convulsions and in token of gratitude she changed her Christian name from Carolina to Stefanina.
After new suffering from floods, air-raids, and penury in concentration camps, she was expelled from China with other Nuns, and in April 1952 she reached Hong Kong, where she spent the last years of life in the Convent at Aberdeen, always ready to give a hand where necessary, till increasing illness forced her to retire to the Infirmary. On the morning of 4 January, she went to her eternal reward.
8 January 1960
◆ 先賢錄－－香港天主教神職及男女修會會士 (1841-2016), 天主教香港教區檔案處, 2016.