The First invited programme that Dr. Jose Parappully, Director of Sumedha Centre, did in Thailand this year was at Chiangmai, in the north of the country, on 7th and 8th February.
This programme was held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall and was attended by 115 religious and priests, on the 7th, and about 80 on the 8th.
Bishop Francis Xavier of the diocese of Chiangmai, attended sessions on both days.
On the first day Dr. Parappully presented a Portrait of Jesus, based on four postures of Jesus: Sitting Down, Bending Over, Reaching Out and Looking Up.
On the second day Dr. Parappully presented on “Lent: A Desert Journey with Jesus.”
The programme concluded with the Eucharist presided over by Bishop Francis Xavier at which Dr. Parappully spoke briefly on the Challenge of being a religious today.
The programme was well appreciated. General feedback was : It was excellent. The talks were characterised by wisdom and depth."
The second day was celebrated as Day of Consecration and the religious celebrating their Jubilees of profession were felicitated during the Eucharist.