11 December 2016
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  •    - Brunei
  •    - Cambodia
  •    - East Timor
  •    - Indonesia
  •    - Laos
  •    - Malaysia
  •    - Myanmar
  •    - Philippines
  •    - Singapore
  •    - Thailand
  •    - Vietnam
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia

  • mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato


    » 04/02/2010, 00.00

    THAILAND

    Chieng Rai, Sisters of the Sacred Heart promote a camp for 150 Thai youth

    Weena Kowitwanij

    The camp was held in the northernmost province of Thailand, part of the Golden Triangle and a crossroads of drug trafficking. The week involved youth between 6 and 18. Sharing experiences, reading the Gospel and lessons of moral catechesis the themes addressed.

    Bangkok (AsiaNews) - More than 150 young people, aged between 6 and 18, from six different parishes, attended a week of meetings, sharing experiences, Gospel reading and reflection on moral lessons. The summer camp organized by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bangkok (SHB), with the help of 14 people, catechists and novices, was held in the parish church of Saint Teresa Wiengpapao, a district of the northern province of Chieng Rai.  

    Sister Chalieng Vejjayan, Provincial Superior of the SHB, highlights the effort to prepare catechists and novices in activities that allow participants to "learn to be good Christians," to deepen the knowledge related to the Catechism "by reading the Gospel." "They learn - adds the religious - the value of sharing, especially with the less fortunate," with the meaning of "forgive and be forgiven."

    Sister Rosy, of Wiengpapao describes how nice it was to see "children and young people from different families care for one another like brothers and sisters: This is a large family called Church." Learning the value of sharing is essential, she adds, as is "enjoying group company".  

    Chieng Rai province, northern Thailand, is located over 800 km from the capital Bangkok. The area falls within the Golden Triangle - a centre for opium cultivation and a drug trafficking hub - which includes areas across the borders with Laos and Myanmar. The majority of the population is ethnic Thai, with 12.5% belonging to the hill tribes scattered in the north.  

    The Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bangkok (SHB) was born in 1900 at the initiative of Fr Aloys Alphonse d'Hondt, from the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP). The nuns work in the field of catechesis, education and administration. They operate centres for orphans and the needy, and wherever their work is required. Among the many parishes, the religious are present in the Diocese of Chieng Mai, Nakhon Sawan, and Rajjaburi Bang.  

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    13/10/2016 19:46:00 INDIA
    For the first time, four sisters of an Italian-founded congregation take perpetual vows in Odisha

    The sisters made their solemn profession on 7 October. Their congregation was founded in 1889 by Blessed Maria Schininà Arezzo, a nun of aristocratic origins from Ragusa. They are the first nuns to take their vows in the Asian country.



    06/11/2007 THAILAND
    Mgr Ratchasima, man of dialogue with Buddhists, dies
    He used to stress the importance of cultural exchange with local communities and the use of local languages in the Catholic liturgy. “Sometimes we join their ceremony and the Buddhists and Hindus come to attend the mass on some church anniversary,” he said.

    25/11/2015 THAILAND
    Between tradition and modernity, the Church’s mission among Thailand’s Paganyaw
    The Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary play a leading role in pastoral care. Through their facilities, they provide a home where new relationships can develop. Moving to a large city can often be traumatic. To cope with it, the missionaries have developed targeted programmes, including rules that provide “discipline and security”.

    07/05/2016 13:24:00 INDIA
    New hospital to serve four million patients in Miao Diocese

    The ‘Kirck and Bourry’ Hospital is named after Arunachal Pradesh’s first two Catholic martyrs. The new facility will be the only of its kind in a radius a few hundreds of kilometres. The building is completed; all it needs now is beds, medical equipment, and US$ 200,000 to pay for them. Nuns have come from Kerala to run the hospital.



    09/06/2013 VATICAN
    Pope: The Sacred Heart of Jesus, the mercy of God gives life to man, it raises us from the dead
    At the Angelus Pope Francis recalls the popular devotion, but with a biblical basis, to the Sacred Heart, typical of June. The Sacred Heart "is not an imaginary symbol, it is a real symbol, which represents the center, the source from which the salvation for all humanity flowed." A greeting to the pilgrims from Mumbai (India). Yesterday, the pontiff telephoned 100 thousand pilgrims from Macerata at Loreto. "All of life is a pilgrimage.What is important is our encounter with Jesus in our life’s journey, our encounter with Him."



    Editor's choices

    IRAQ
    "Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter

    Bernardo Cervellera

    As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.


    IRAQ
    Pastor of Amadiya: Mosul’s Christian refugees, torn between emergency aid and the longing to return home

    P. Samir Youssef

    In a letter Fr. Samir Youssef describes the situation of refugees, exiled from their home for more than two years. They are closely following the offensive to retake Mosul, although their homes and churches "are for the most part" burned or destroyed. With the arrival of winter there is a serve lack of heating oil, clothes, food and money to pay for their children’s school bus. An appeal to continue to support the AsiaNews campaign.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®