It is always a joy to welcome different priests and friends to our community for Mass and meal every month. It has been a chance to get to know them and to offer them our support, companionship and hospitality. For the beginning of this year, we welcomed Fr Jacob, Jesuit from India, director of the Myanmar Leadership Institute and some friends from Myanmar and Indonesia. Among other intentions we offered during the Mass, we gave God thanks for the community members whose birthday is in January.
We also offered our thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness since our first arrival in Myanmar on January 9, 2009 – ten years ago! – and reminisced those who have showed companionship and support to us over the years. After Mass it was time to enjoy celebratory meal, with a blend of Myanmar and Indonesian cuisine.