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This “Living in Faith” short video series aims to reveal the Christian lives lived by local Macao faithful who, through their witness, help people experience authentic local Catholic culture. Macao has over four hundred years of religious history and customs that are not only an important cultural heritage but also contribute to the enrichment of the local communities.  It is through these long-term collective experiences that gives certain peculiar characteristics to the Catholic Church and its faithful in Macao which are expressed in a distinctive way.  

Maria Fong

The Bishops' Tailor

Maria has devoted her entire life using her God-given talents to sew for countless people, including three bishops of Macau.  Through her selfless dedication, God has also tailor-made for her the most fitted seamless faith journey.

Carlos Cabral

Macanese Chef

Carlos Cabral learnt the importance of cultural heritage through his passion in Macanese cuisine and the rich Catholic tradition in Macau. He cherishes, preserves and transmits these four hundred years of local cultural history in his daily life.

Ivan Leong

Catholic Photographer

After retirement, Ivan dedicated his time and photographic expertise in capturing the beauty of God through his camera, so that more people can come into contact with the truth, goodness and beauty of God through his photographs.  Ivan lives out his mission as a Catholic through his dedication to serving the Church in his retirement life.

Choi Chun Heng


For Macau’s renown calligrapher, Master Choi Chun Heng, calligraphy is a kind of life and traditional culture.  Just like faith, calligraphy needs to be cultivated.  Here is Master Choi Chun Heng’s sharing on calligraphy, faith and life.

Armindo Vaz

Two Decades in Macau

Originated from Portugal, Armindo Vaz and his family have lived in Macao for over 20 years. A fervent Catholic himself, Armindo and his family devote their time to serve at the local communities, living out the Catholic faith together as a family.

Jacinta Ho

Repay Love with Love

Jacinta Ho, who was greatly influenced by the selfless examples of Fr Gaetano Nicosia since childhood,  continues to live out this charitable mission in her professional and daily life.

Kou Cheok Lam

Aurora Newsletter

Kou Cheok Lam has worked for the Aurora Newsletter at the Bishop’s Office for 38 years.  He has witnessed Aurora's growth in the Macau Diocese as well as the development of the Chinese media industry for nearly 40 years, including the use of the Chinese typewriter back in 1978 that was a pioneer in the industry.  Looking back to the past, Kou Cheok Lam has a heart full of gratefulness and thanksgiving. 

Ká Hó's Uncle Ou

The Humble Offerer

Known as Ká Hó’s “Uncle Ou”, although he was born during the war and had no chance to study or to do any great achievements, Uncle Ou just uses his humble and ordinary life to tirelessly contribute to his family, to Father Gaetano Nicosia and to Ká Hó St Mary’s Lepers Village.

Debbie Lai

Good Shepherd Centre

Debbie Lai has served in the Good Shepherd Center for 30 years.  Looking back to the past, Debbie finds that her own social work service value has always been very similar to that of the Good Shepherd Sisters.  So when Debbie was baptized in 2019, she chose the baptismal name of Euphrasia, the name of their foundress, in hope of imitating her to become the “Apostle of Love.”

Rosa Cheong

Colégio Mateus Ricci

Rosa Cheong’s family has benefited from the help of the Catholic Church, priests and nuns since childhood. After her graduation in the 1970s, she joined the Colégio Mateus Ricci and followed the footsteps of Father Luigi Minella, where she learnt to care, accompany and treat others in the spirit of the Ignatian Pedagogy.  Fifty years have passed, Rosa is still serving in the different Jesuits communities, guarding and passing on this love.

João Ng

Perosi Choir

João Ng has loved classical music since childhood. Under the influence of Father Luis Suárez, he was baptised and joined the St. Augustine Church’s choir.  He later joined the Grupo Coral Polifónico of Fr Áureo Castro, and was deeply touched by his musical talents, which laid the foundation for his establishment of Folkman Choir and Perosi Choir. João has a sense of mission in the heritage of Macau’s native classical music and Catholic sacred music.

Benvinda dos Santos
A Nature-Loving Mother

For Benvinda, environmental protection is not only for the benefits of her children, but also serves as her thanksgiving to God and a way of giving back to the society.  Through her environmental protection activities, Benvinda also experiences the presence of God and from there, lives out Christian charity.

Rose Lau
A Special Mother

As a mother of a child with autism, every Mother's Day is of great significance to this special mother. It is precisely this mother's love and perseverance that inspired Rose Lau to establish a local association of parents with children who have intellectual disabilities, in order to illuminate and help the other families in need.

Benedict Keith Ip
Conservation of Historical Archives and Patrimony

Keith has been interested in historical relics since childhood.  After his undergraduate degree, Keith further pursued a Master Degree in Religious Studies from which he realised the importance of the conservation of historical archives and cultural relics.  Even though The Diocesan Office of Historical Archives and Patrimony may seem to be a silent department, by “listening” to these cultural relics, a lot of information could also be discovered in the silence. One can find God in all things.

Vincent Yp
Bosco Youth Service Network

The boarding life in the Instituto Salesiano is a period of transformation in Vincent's life, providing him with the love and respect he should have as a youth.  He also received the Catholic faith from this experience, and learnt to devote his life to serve and care for others, especially through his role at the Bosco Youth Service Network, and thus fulfil his promise to God.

Anna Leong
Specialist Guide for World Heritage Sites
of Macao

From a housewife to a well-known Specialist Guide for World Heritage Sites of Macao, Anna Leong discovers her talents  while serving others.  This has inspired her to cherish, preserve and transmit the correct historical materials pertaining to the Catholic cultural heritage of Macau, thus, finding her own mission.

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