慈愛中心華人靈修培育組

Mercy Center Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Enrichment

Peter Chan, Victoria Chan, Teresa Cheung, Gwojen Fung, and Gabrielle Lou are team members of the Mercy Center Chinese Ministry of Spiritual Enrichment started by Sr. Janet Chau, RSM. The team organizes retreats and workshops for Cantonese speaking Chinese, to foster a personal relationship with God and to have an awareness of God’s loving presence in the daily life.

Peter Chan

Peter Chan received his certificate in Spiritual Direction from Bread of Life Center in Sacramento, CA, and is a graduate of the School of Pastoral Ministry of the Oakland diocese. Peter was also trained at the Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Sacramento to give the 19th Annotation of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercise. His ministry includes facilitating small group sharing and retreats with the Chinese Ministry at Mercy Center, Burlingame and other Chinese communities. He gives ongoing spiritual directions and guides people doing the Ignatian 19th annotation retreat. Peter seeks to accompany people longing for a close relationship with God to find the divine in themselves and to gain the inner freedom necessary to live fully in the Spirit.

Victoria Chan

Victoria 是一位靈修輔導員、也是一位帶領『依納爵神操』的輔導員。她分別在2017及2021年完成訓練及實習,並開始投入服務。她也是『慈愛中心』屬下的華人靈修培育組成員,協助帶領工作坊及避靜。另外,為了服務灣區華人的『身、心、靈』成長需要,定期在網上舉行不同的主題分享聚會。她從自己的成長經驗中,領會到造物主的大愛﹔渴望透過服務,讓別人體會愛與關懷、從而活出心靈的自由及內在所擁有的天主肖像。

Victoria Chan is a Spiritual Director and a Retreat Guide for the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.  She received her formal trainings and certificates from the Bread of Life Center and the Center for Ignatian Spirituality in Sacramento. Besides offering Spiritual Direction, and guiding the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises; her other ministry includes facilitating monthly groups sharing with the Chinese community from the bay area and leading retreat with the Chinese Ministry at Mercy Center, Burlingame.  Victoria seeks to verify and encourage people of different traditions “to bring out our inner spiritual freedom, our inmost truth, which is what we call the likeness of Christ in our soul”.  She is bilingual in Chinese and English; at this time, she is available to meet via Zoom.  

Teresa Cheung

Teresa Cheung, LCSW is a spiritual director with background as a therapist and training in Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. She has interests in different forms of arts, cultures, spirituality and contemplative practices. She has a passion for helping people to encounter the Divine in their daily lives and in everything.

Gwojen Fung

Gwojen Fung started coming to Mercy Center and meditating with Fr. Tom Hand in the 80’s. She joined Sr. Janet and the team in leading retreats and workshops for the last three years. Her interests are in contemplative practices, accompanying others in Centering Prayer, walking the Camino, and developing an awareness of God’s ever presence.

Gabrielle Lou

Gabrielle Lou Psy.D. is a spiritual director and licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in providing a depth-oriented approach that supports people in their psychospiritual development. Her work emerges from her own struggles and healing journey in God and professional training. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she had worked at a global high-tech firm in Silicon Valley for more than twelve years. Originally from Hong Kong, her own diverse background allows for high regard and sensitivity for ethical, cultural, and religious values.