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 →

Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi in Sampran – 7 October 2018

The Franciscan Family, represented in Thailand by the Capuchin Poor Clare Sister, Capuchin Brothers, Franciscan Brothers, the Franciscan Sister of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Secular Franciscans Brothers and Sisters, was united with a large number of faithful this Sunday, 7 October 2018, at the church of the Capuchin Poor Clare sisters in Sampran to celebrate the solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi. Read more →

Thank you Brothers!

Br. John Thinh Gia Nguyen, from Vietnam, Assistant Formator Sampran

Br. Jeff Haller, from USA, Treasurer Sampran and Bangkok, Teacher, Head of House Bangkok










Two of our dear brothers have left the mission in Thailand:

Br. John Francis Thinh Gia Nguyen, who served in Thailand for 2 years as assistant formator in Sampran returned to his home province in Vietnam. Br. John was missionary in Myanmar before joining us in Thailand.

Br. Jeff Haller, who served in Thailand since 2012,  in the last year as treasurer in Sampran and responsible for our Bangkok House. As a native English speaker he was appreciated as language teacher in Sampran and Bangkok. He will join another mission of the Order of Friars Minor.

Thank you dear brothers for your precious service.

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!

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