The community of the Daughters of St. Paul in Bangkok, Thailand celebrated with joy and thanksgiving the perpetual profession of Sr. Catherine Athitaya Jamoo from the diocese of Chiang Mai and Sr. Maria Parichat Jullamonthon from the diocese of Chantaburi on June 15 at St. Louis Church, Bangkok.
Fr. Pairat Sripasert, Provincial Superior of the Camilian Order in Thailand presided the celebration with some 30 diocesan and religious priests. Religious sisters, parents, relatives of the celebrants, friends and guests were present at the event.
Sr. Delia Abian, Provincial Superior and Sr. Melba Lobaton, the Juniors’ Formator, came from the Philippines to witness the profession of the Sisters.
The perpetual profession of the first two Thai sisters coincided with the celebration of the 25thfoundation anniversary of the FSP community in Bangkok (1994-2019). Likewise, it also occurred on the 350thyear of the establishment of the Vicariate of Siam or “Siam Mission” in Thailand. The Church event commemorates the first missionaries who came to Thailand in 1669 and started the works of evangelization.
The community expressed their gratitude to the first Sisters who established the first community with courage and enthusiasm: Sisters Yoko Abe, Juliet Narisma and Clothilde de las Llagas. The Lord in his own time has gifted the community with vocations who celebrated God’s enduring faithfulness to the congregation.
As a mandate from the Provincal Superior, the two newly-perpetual professed were assigned to Manila to continue their studies. Sr. Parichat, however, will go to Rome for a few months to help during the General Chapter after which, she will proceed to Manila.
The simple and solemn celebration in Thai was made possible with the collaboration of friends of the community, relatives and sponsors. The reception took place at St. Louis College, St. Michael Building, Sathorn Road, Bangkok through the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres.
The celebration of perpetual profession of the first two Thai Sisters, hopefully will promote vocation awareness and understanding of the Pauline mission in Thailand.