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