The ACSSA EAO conference …
12 February 2019 (Ban Than Phraphon, Sam Phran, Thailand). The ACSSA EAO conference began with lauds and celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Francesco Motto SDB. The presentations that followed featured guest speakers, Professor Puttipong Puttansri who presented “A History of the Church in Thailand and Professor Wiriya Namsiripongpun who presented his book, “Yimsoo: Smile to Fight for Empowerment and Barrier Free.”
Still on the theme, “Relevant Salesian Figures of the 20th Century in East Asia,” the moderators, Fr. Ilidio Correia SDB (TIM) and Fr. Dominic Pham Xuan Uyen SDB (VTN) introduced the following who spoke of the charismatic lives of the significant Salesian personalities from their own respective countries:
Sr. Anna Grassi FMA (THAILAND) on “Sr. Rose Moore - FMA Pioneer of the Blind” and “Sr. Anna Payong Lattanan - FMA Educator ‘Thai Style’ ”
Fr. Joseph Banchong Santisukniran SDB (THAILAND): “The Servant of God Fr. Carlo Della Torre SDB: Salesian Missionary and Founder (1900-1982)”
Fr. Raphael Hae Dong Lee SDB (KOREA): “Fr. Archimede Martelli SDB (1916-1984)”
Fr. Stanislaw Zimniak SDB (ACSSA): “Don Mario Marega-Salesiano Missionario in Giappone: Un appassionato estimatore e studioso della cultura del Giappone per annunciare il vangelo di Cristo”
Fr. Nestor Impelido SDB (PHILIPPINES): “Fr. Jose Luis Carreno SDB – Dilectus Deo et Homnibus: A Salesian in the Philippines (1962-1965)”
Sr. Anna Tran Thi Sang FMA and Sr. Maria Hoang Ngoc Yen FMA (VIETNAM): “And He Sent Them Out Two by Two”
Sr. Elena Miravalle FMA (CHINA): “Sr. Itala Romano FMA & Sr. Ligia
Borges FMA: che il mondo conosca le loro opere” (Presented by Sr. Grazia Loparco FMA)
Sr. Ladda Ratchaneeladdajit SQM and Sr. Suneerat Mitcharoenthavorn SQM (THAILAND): “Carlo dela Torre SDB: History of the Congretation of the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary”
Also, Sr. Maria Nitaya Yawasang FMA / Ms. Agnese Swassa Vongpradua gave an overview of tomorrow’s scheduled visit to historical Thai Salesian sites.
It was an enriching day the day concluded with the Good Night Talk given by Sr. Maliwan Paramathawirote SIHM (THAILAND).