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Faith came from meeting of cultures

New Bishop Nunes: Faith came from meeting of cultures thousands of miles away

It was like a secret club, a unique world where the only way to gain admittance was to be from an area surrounding a small estuary near China.

That place was Hong Kong — close to China, but then under British rule — and across the estuary was Macau, where the Portuguese had settled centuries ago. So Chinese, Portuguese, with some English thrown in.

This was the world that Bishop Brian Nunes grew up in, but instead of thousands of miles away, it was in the houses and backyards of relatives in Southern California who had immigrated from that special location, including his parents.

As more families began the long journey from Hong Kong and Macau to the United States, they kept in touch with others as to where they landed. Since they were all so tight-knit, it stands to reason they would want to land near one another. Eventually, many of them landed in Southern California.

Read full article on Angelus News.