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Final Letter to Parents 1996__Sean Coghlan, S.J.

HKWY_letter_headThis is the final letter to parents by Father Coghlan, the last Jesuit Principal in HK.
Please  click the letterhead to read it.

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Grasp Your Opportunity!__Sean Coghlan, S.J.

“In the morning I often stand in the archway near the telephone room, watching the students on the last stage of their journey to school. There is a striking difference in how the students walk and hold themselves.  Many, very many in fact, look brisk and cheerful…  A few, however, look dull, sad and preoccupied…  It saddens me to think that some Wah Yan students may have nothing to look forward to during a day at school…”

Be you a wahyanite, a teacher or a parent, you’ll feel good reading this passage by Father Coghlan when he was the Principal in Wah Yan College, Hong Kong.  (A. Ho)

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Birds in WYK, WYHK, Xavier Retreat House__Fr. Sean Coghlan, S.J.

Wah Yan Path, Kowloon

Wah Yan Path, Kowloon

Hong Kong Wah Yan

Hong Kong Wah Yan

Xaviour  Retreat House

Xavier Retreat House






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[For ‘Birds in WYHK’, click the image and go to “Quiet Moments with Fr. Sean Coghlan, S.J.” on the right column.]

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Birds in Wah Yan (Kowloon)__John C. Coghlan, S.J.

Hwameis copy

Hwa Mei

“…. I have identified thirty seven different kinds of birds in Wah Yan
…. to join their friends in the freedom of Wah Yan….”

Just wonder if they visit WYK now.

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觀遊魚 白居易 (772-846)


Looking at Fishes        Po Chu-I (772-846)  tr by Father John Turner, S.J.

As all around the pool I went,
    Watching the fishes glide:

In fishing-boat on fishing bent
    My little ones I spied.

The love of fish did each one lead
    As each one’s fancy took him.

For I came out my fish to feed:
    And you came out to hook him.

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