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The First Ever Asia-Oceania Conference for SSS Brothers

On February 19-24, 2024, the SSS Brothers from the three (3) different SSS Provinces namely: Province of Kristu Jyoti - India, Vietnamese Martyrs - Vietnam and Our Lady of the Assumption Province - Philippines, gathered in Sri Lanka for its first SSS Brothers Meet with the theme of: “Brother is a Eucharistic Gift”. There were 7 perpetually professed religious brothers from Vietnam; 5 Brothers from the Philippine Province and 3 Brothers from the India Province. It was held in the Br Geoffrey Eymard Campbell SSS retreat centre in Sri Lanka.

The first Asia Oceania Conference 2

The 6-days conferences were also blessed with the presence of the Provincial Superior of India, Fr Peter Jayakanthan sss; the Provincial Superior of Christ the Bread of Life, Fr. Justin Chawkan sss; the Provincial Superior of Australia, Fr. Phillip Watkins sss; the former General Consultor for Formation, Fr Agostinho Maholele sss; and the General Consultor and also General Treasurer Fr. Roel Dela Cruz sss.

The first Asia Oceania Conference 1There was altogether 3 Sessions were conducted namely: “The Uniqueness of being a religious brother today” given by Br. Nicholas (a Marist Brother). “The Servant of God, Bro. Giovanni, sss” and the SSS History by Fr Agostinho Maholele sss (photo on the right), and lastly “The Fraternal Life: Space for human maturity” by Br Christopher Rodrigo SDB.

Each session was accompanied by group sharing and reporting. The Brothers were grouped into 3 to relive the memory of three brothers with respect and with pride. They are: Bro. Eymard Group; Bro. Michael Group (late senior bro from Sri Lanka); and Bro. Giovanni Group.

 

Brother Reynaldo Acabado, sss
Our Lady of Assumption Province-Philippines

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