S’pore to host deaf conference in 2020

Participants of the 2nd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference in the Philippines.Singapore will host the 3rd Asian Deaf Catholic Conference (ADCC) in May 2020.The Singapore community hopes to inspire many deaf Catholics in Asia to “grow their Catholic faith despite challenges”, said Mr Nathanael Thomas Oswald, President of the Singapore Catholic Deaf Community (SCDC). They expect [...]

Nun recalls the day her prayers saved her from harm

Carmelite Sister Francede talks about her intimate love for God and how she hopes to share this love with others through prayerSr Francede, seen here at her solemn profession. Photo: VITA ImagesJared NgBefore she knew about the Religious life, Francede was in Thailand working as a caregiver for the elderly. One evening in 2004 when she [...]

Neocatechumenal Way members share experience of meeting pope

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pose for a photo at Tor Vergata, Rome.By Andrew J. Wong About 160 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with Pope Francis.The Neocatechumenal Way guides Catholics in an itinerary of [...]

Reaching out to young people with disabilities

Youths from various countries enjoyed a camp organised by the Order of MaltaParticipants from five countries, their caregivers and organisers pose for a photo at the camp held at the Singapore Sports School.Young people with disabilities enjoyed dragon boating at Kallang, free fall simulation at iFly, and a tour of the Botanic Gardens – thanks [...]

SJI students share experience of outreach project through photos

SJI student Joelle Tan (far left) sharing the meaning behind a photo with fellow students and SJI principal Fr Adrian Danker (second from right) at the photography exhibition on Nov 19.St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) launched a photography exhibition that aimed to give viewers a glimpse of the community projects undertaken by their students.The Global Education [...]

1st Catholic Bible in Thai

Bangkok – The Catholic version of the holy book in Thai, will be presented in a single volume, 16,000 copies of the first edition will be printed in South Korea.The go-ahead arrived on June 30, when at the headquarters of the Thai Episcopal Conference in Bangkok, Msgr Arpondratana Francis Xavier Vira, head of the Biblical [...]

20,000 honour seven blessed Thai martyrs

BANGKOK: ABOUT 20,000 people attended the closing ceremonies of a five-day celebration for the beatification of the Seven Martyrs of Thailand. The celebrations, held in Song Kon, a village in the northeast province of Nakhon Phanom, followed earlier ceremonies at the Vatican at which Pope John Paul II proclaimed the martyrs blessed.The seven martyrs – [...]

CHARIS volunteers aid Myanmar refugees in Thailand

From June 16 to 22, the Caritas Humanitarian Aid and Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) deployed a mission team of 12 volunteers to interact with and assist residents in maintenance work at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp. Located deep in the forest along the Thailand-Myanmar border, Ban Mae Surin houses close to 3,500 residents with [...]

Pope Recalls Flood Victims in Thailand and Italy

“To the people of Thailand who have suffered serious floods, and for the people of the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany, which have also been badly affected by torrential rain. I give them assurances of my prayers”. – Pope Benedict XVIVATICAN CITY, 30 OCT 2011 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at [...]