Dear MA members.
Good Day to you all.
Due to unavoidable circumstances, the messages from the President has been delayed for the past two months. Here I am up again!
First and foremost, let me officially wish you all, a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017. May the Holy Infant Jesus bless you all and your families.
The meeting of 17th Council of the Institute is being held right now in Bangkok from Jan 4 - 24/2017, amidst the entourage of the Superior General, Vicar General and the Assistants General from Rome together with all the Provincial Superiors coming from all over the world of 32 countries, where our Brothers of St. Gabriel are working for God Alone.
The meeting was inaugurated by His Excellency Cardinal Kriengsak. Let us take this opportunity to pray for their fruitful meeting under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to inspire them into the right directions according to God’s will and as per the charisma of our Founder, St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. Hopefully, there will some good decisions and changes, as a result of this 17th Council Meeting.
Jan 21/2017, the Superior General, the Vicar General and the Assistants General have given MA Members, a brief and brotherly love Meeting. The Vicar General, who is in charge of Montfort Associates throughout the world, will give us some ideas of our supports and to be the good partnership to the Congregation of St. Gabriel, You are cordially invited to attend this meeting, please.
4th of February 2017.
It is a Home-Coming Day to the Juniorate of Sriracha, where we have been doing every year. This Year is no exception! I would like to invite all of you, if you are free, please kindly attend this function. It is a good opportunity to meet our young and future aspirants, to encourage them to look forwards to their ultimate goal. Most of us are very happy to be back again, with different surroundings from the time we were in, some 30/40 years ago.
Last, not the least, I would like to invite all of you, if you are free to join us for the annual retreat in “WANG NAM-KEW” under the sponsorship from Khun Charoon who will be very happy to provide us with food and lodging. Further notice will be announced again in our Line-Group, regarding to Date and timing of our up-coming retreat.
Bye! Bye! God bless your all.
John Bosco Praphot Rak-arom