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SAAOC Meeting 2015 – Journey to Small Heaven Falls on Earth

The email from Br. Paul Smith OFM on behalf of Br. Babu OFM the president of the Conference made me a little surprise. Why? Usually the SAAOC meeting takes three days only, but this time which held at Jayapure, West Papua took one week, that is, from September 6 to 12, 2015. Immediately, I contacted Br. Gonsa the Custos of West Papua Custody asking the agenda of the Meeting.

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SAAOC Meetting at Jayapura, West Papua, September, 2015

News in Pictures: SAAOC Meetting at Jayapura, West Papua September 7-9, 2015. Elected as president and vice president of the conference consecutively are Br. Paul Smith OFM and Br. Gonsa Saur OFM. Read more →

The Christian-Buddhist Interfaith Dialogue

Interreligious dialogue Christianity-Buddhism is one of the hallmarks of the Franciscan Mission in Thailand. Interreligious dialogue is a fruit of the Vatican II Council that opened the Church to the world, understanding this dialogue as “mission” and expression of the “dialogue of salvation” that God establishes with the whole humanity. This is a dialogue without limits or borders, dialogue with faithful human being, dialogue with non-believer or with agnostic people…, this is a dialogue about life and creation, about human being in the variety of choices, visions and worldviews in our globalized world with so different cultures, peoples and religions.

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Little Flower of St. Clare Hospice – Khun Songfon Hoonsast

Sonfon comes from Baanbaanbog, Thonburi Bangkok. He was born year 7- 9 -1991. He was only child of their parents unfortunately when he was two years old his parents got divorced and his Father and aunts brought him up. After fishing his studies he went to technical studies. After he finished technical studies, Songfon got job in the company and while working he rented a room for his stay. He could work for only three years then fell sick and he was taken to the Hospital by his family members, for treatment: at that time he was found, infected with HIV/Aids.

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Journey To Self

The retreat is your retreat and it is not my retreat. My role is to accompany you. I am your brother. You may not follow anybody but the Holy Spirit. You may build a family and brotherhood at the present moment after you has been scattered for doing the mission. You may be yourself, express yourself comfortably. Nobody can give anything to you but yourself. You may not wait anybody else but you should give to yourself to meet the need. You may ask yourself, “Do you really live, or do your life really alive? You may experience God at the present moment. Be relax, be cheer.

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