Thank you Br. Mauro

Br. Mauro Zannin, who served in Thailand from 2013 to 2017 as formator, head of house of the formation house in Sampran and from 2017 to 2020 as director of the Garden of Gospel Peace Retreat Center, is leaving the mission in Thailand and returning to his province S. Bonaventura in Italy.

Thank you dear Br. Mauro for your service in Thailand.

The Lord bless you and keep you.

May He show His face to you and have mercy.

May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.

The Lord bless you!

Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi in Sampran – 6 October 2019

The Franciscan Family gathered on Sunday, 6 October 2019 in Sampran for the celebration of the solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi. Capuchin Poor Clare Sisters, Capuchin Brothers, Franciscan Brothers, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Secular Franciscan Brothers and Sister were united with other religious and a large number of faithful for the joyful event. Holy Mass was presided by the Capuchin friar Br. Ekamai Lualai.

Br. Athanasius Xaxa, ofm – 1961-2019

With great sadness we announce that our dear Brother Athanasius Xaxa, former director of St. Clare Hospice and missionary in Thailand from 2006 – 2016 has passed away on 26 February 2019 in India. We will remember Br. Athanasius with gratitude.

Franciscan Conference of Asia, Australia and Oceania (FCAO), February 10-14, 2019 in Thailand

It was a very special event for the Franciscans in Thailand to host the Franciscan Conference of Asia, Australia and Oceania (FCAO) from February 10 to 14, 2019. The Minister General Br. Michael Perry and the General Definitorium was present together with the Minister Provincials, Custos and Foundation Presidents of all OFM entities in Asia. There were around 40 participants, too many for our retreat center in Lamsai. Therefore, the meeting was held at Baan Phu Waan, Pastoral Training Center, in Sampran. Thanks to all participants and helpers for making the event a fruitful and joyful meeting of Franciscan brothers in Thailand.

Parish Feast of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church – Prachuap Khiri Khan


On 14 October 2018, numerous faithful, secular priests, members of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS), Franciscan friars and other religious joined Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil to celebrate the Parish Feast of Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church. Read more →

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