The FSC brothers learning Japanese during World War II

By Brother Patricius O'Donovan fsc "English was replaced by Nippon Go as the medium of education. After school, all teachers had to attend afternoon classes day after day to gain some proficiency in the language. What was learned in the afternoon was taught next morning in the classroom. [...] Once with our solemn Japanese instructor, our Kocho Sensei [Headmaster] Brother ...

Church of St Ignatius

It was a joyous occasion when the church was blessed and declared formally opened on 12th February 1961 by Archbishop Michael Olçomendy.

St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah)

Their presence prompted the French missionaries to send Father Anatole Mauduit to first build a small chapel in the Kranji area in 1846, and subsequently in Bukit Timah, when the plantation farmers he cared for moved there.

Church of St Stephen

It was finally with much excitement that the church was eventually completed on 22nd April 1978 when it was blessed and opened by Archbishop Gregory Yong.

Church of St Mary of the Angels

St Mary of the Angels began as a small nameless hilltop chapel for the friars. Adjoining the Franciscan Sociological Centre, it was dedicated by Archbishop Michael Olçomendy in 1958.

Blessed Sacrament Church

Following this, after many more fundraising efforts, the community rejoiced when Archbishop Michael Olçomendy blessed and declared open the Blessed Sacrament Church on 8th May 1965.