THAILAND - The De La Salle Brothers and Sisters of Thailand convened for the annual Holy Week Retreat (HWR) from April 13-17, 2022, at Ruamrudee International School, Redemptorist Center, Minburi, Thailand. The retreat, conducted by Rev. Fr. Apisit Kristsaralam, C Ss.R, was attended by twenty-one Brothers and nine Sisters from the sector and considered the topic, "Living a Healthy Spiritual Life and Lasallian Spirituality.”
The retreat includes the traditional Songkran festival, a customary giving of honor to the elders by pouring water with flowers and scents, and the district's annual Easter renewal of vows. This year, eight Brothers renewed their vows and were accepted by Br. Joseph Klong FSC on behalf of the Lasallian East Asia District Visitor, Br. Armin Luistro FSC. The young Brothers who renewed their vows are the following: Br. Benedict Chaiwat Phanomworachai FSC, Br. John Pongpat Khasochan FSC, Br. Eugenio S.R. De Luna Jr. FSC, Br. Philip Bancha Pichitpraipana FSC, Br. Raphael Tanet Lertwaja FSC, Br. Matthew Thawatchai Chumkhamta FSC, Br. John Worawut Chinsee FSC, and Br. Luke Thatsaworn Nonthiboot FSC.
This retreat strictly adhered to the COVID-19 protocols. (Text: Br. Eugene De Luna FSC; Photos: Br. John Pongpat Khasochan FSC)