» 01/27/2018, 13.28
Melani Manel Perera
Some 200 girls start school at Holy Family Convent in Colombo (photos)
The older students give the new pupils welcome tags and lotus flowers to offer to Our Lady. The Catholic school’s task "is to create an environment that takes care” of students. Its “educational method stimulates curiosity, self-discipline, positive attitudes and compassion.”
11/11/2017 09:50:00 SRI LANKA
Colombo, environmental protection: Catholic and Buddhist girls clean up a beach
They are students of the Holy Family Convent of Kalutara. The School Prefects Union launched the "Green School" environmental reclamation project. Waste has been differentiated for recycling.
08/06/2017 17:08:00 SRI LANKA
Marian celebration with less flowers, more food for flood victims
The girls study at the Holy Family Convent School in Bambalapitiya. The celebrations marking the end of Marian month were set for the end of May, but bad weather forced the school to postpone the event.
23/11/2017 16:48:00 SRI LANKA
Colombo school helps families and children’s ward for World Day of the Poor
Students from the Holy Family Convent school in Colombo helped two needy families and the Children’s Ward in the Cancer Hospital in Maharagama. Students funded the three deeds with money from ticket sales to fellow students of a play, the ‘Horror House’, which they performed.
18/12/2017 14:37:00 SRI LANKA
In Colombo, carols for the 'true meaning' of Christmas, against materialism
Carols are a reminder of the incarnation of Jesus. Choirs asked the audience to reflect, not applaud. "People rush through shopping. We rely on worldly things as we prepare for Christmas". Advent instead invites us "to straighten our crooked paths."
19/03/2013 SRI LANKA
Catholic children celebrate the Way of the Cross without priests or teachers
Each Friday during Lent, the pupils of Uchchamunai Island's primary school (Western Province) re-enact the Via Crucis. They do it on their own because they do not have permanent teachers. Local residents are all Tamil Catholics and Mass is held only once a month.
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