The Turbulent 1930s

Cindy Yik yi Chu*

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This chapter highlights a new stage in the development of the Precious Blood Sisters, who moved into their Motherhouse with an adjacent building used as a school called Tack Ching and a church, in Shamshuipo, Kowloon Peninsula. It stresses the sisters’ commitment to expanding their pastoral work in the neighborhood and serving the disadvantaged in society. In particular, this chapter elaborates on the sisters’ work on education, medical care, charity and evangelization, the finest example of the indigenization of the Catholic Church in Chinese society. It also describes the First, Second, Third, and Fourth General Chapters of the Precious Blood Sisters in 1929, 1932, 1935, and 1938 respectively. It introduces the three superiors general of the congregation: Sisters Teresa Tam, Joanna Tam, and Lucy Chan and emphasizes the spirituality of Lucy Chan. In addition, it mentions the Precious Blood Hospital and the financial difficulties of the sisters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Chinese Sisters of the Precious Blood and the Evolution of the Catholic Church
EditorsCindy Yik-yi Chu
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789811018534
ISBN (Print)9789811018527, 9789811094620
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameChristianity in Modern China
ISSN (Print)2730-7875
ISSN (Electronic)2730-7883

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Election Rule
  • Financial Balance
  • Free Medical Care
  • Religious Congregation
  • Superior General


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