Sr. PIZZI, Esterina FDCC


* 1905  10  28 日在意大利 (Italy) 卡龍諾瓦雷西 (Caronno Varese) 出生
* 1926
 10  2 日在意大利維梅爾卡泰 (Vimercate) 入會
* 1929
 7  16 日在維梅爾卡泰發願
* 1931
 2  10 日抵港
* 1991
 10  17 日在香港逝世
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Sister Esterina Pizzi F.D.C.C.

Sister Esterina Pizzi, a Canossian Sister, died in Hong Kong on 17 October 1991, just short of her 86 birthday.

Sister Esterina was born at Carnno, near Milan, Italy, on 28 October 1905.

She joined the Canossian Sisters in 1926 and qualified as a nurse in 1928, as her intention had always been to be a missionary helping the poor and the sick.

In 1929 she made her first profession and soon afterwards left for Hong Kong where she arrived in 1931.

This year she had completed 60 years of missionary life at the service of the Church in Hong Kong.

On her arrival she was assigned to help in the orphanage then situated on Caine Road. After this she had the joy of practising her profession as a nurse in “Canossian Dispensaries”, which were then located in various parts of Hong Kong. She had the satisfaction of dealing with the poorest of the poor who came to the Sisters in utter destitution, needing everything.

The Hong Kong of those years was very different from that of today.

Thus in Wanchai, Shaukiwan, Namtau, Aberdeen and Coloane (in Macau) she felt like a “real” missionary. Her dream of being with the humble and the needy had been realized.

After World War II and the liberation of China, thousands of refugees arrived from the mainland and the opportunities for helping them were innumerable. Sister Esterina exploited these opportunities to the full.

After many years of generous work in various fields, she entered the infirmary of the Canossian Missions in Caine Road in May of this year.

Though old age was making itself felt, it was only during her last few weeks that Sister Esterina became really ill.

The end came mercifully fast. On 16 October she took advantage of the ordinary confessor of the community to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The following morning she received the Anointing of the Sick and a blessing from the chaplain. She was fully conscious.

The Lord came to fetch her about 6:30 the same evening. He came quietly and she peacefully pronounced her last “Yes”.
1 November 1991



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1991 年 11 月 1 日

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