11th EAC Common Integration Program

The 11th East Asian Conference Common Integration Program officially opens today. One of the most anticipated events in the Custody of St Anthony of Padua this year, the one-month gathering, although it is formative in nature is also celebratory as it focuses on the theme:

“Celebrating the 8th Centenary of the Encounter of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Al Malik Al Kami”

In attendance are the following: 13 friars from the Province of Vietnam, 1 friar from the Province of Taiwan, 2 friars from Sri Lanka, 5 friars from the Province of San Pedro Bautista, 2 friars from the Custody of St. Anthony of Padua. Also present are Bro. Felix Choi, OFM, the EAC Secretary for Formation and Studies and Bro. Joseph Nguyen Ngoc Chau, a formator from Vietnam. While reflecting the spiritual richness of the encounter of St. Francis and the Sultan in their particular context, the participants will be ushered as well to experience the diverse and colorful cultures of Kidapawan City, Davao City, the Province of Bohol and Cebu City.

In the name of all the friars of the Custody of St. Anthony of Padua, we fraternally welcome you all!