(By P.K.) Since 2013, Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary twice a year conducts biblical seminars for the laity in Hong Kong. Our motto is the famous statement of Saint Jerome that “ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ!” We follow the way of the Fathers of the Church beautifully captured by Saint Augustine: “the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.”
On August 12, 2019, twenty two participants arrived to Hong Kong diocesean retreat house. The topic of the seminar was “Biblical Christolgy: tracing the footsteps of Jesus”. There were three one hour sessions in the morning, and three forty-five minutes sessions in the afternoon. Then, in the evening there was sharing. Each day, two tables well provided with excellent “meals”: one in the chapel – common Eucharist, and one in the dinning hall – three tasty square meals prepared by a wonderful staff of the retreat house.
The seminar ended on August 18 with lunch. The participants were send with God’s blessing back to their respective communities to share their experience and testify about God’s love revealed to us in Jesus Christ.