Two days after his final profession as a Marist Marist seminarian, Arnold Garferio, was ordained deacon in a ceremony at Ranong, southern Thailand, on Jul 23, anniversary of the Fourviere pledge to form the Society of Mary.
It was a celebration of Christian faith and vocation in the context of Buddhist land. The local Church led by Bishop Joseph Prathan Sridarunsil, SDB, is very supportive of Marist presence and mission in his diocese.
Bishop Joseph encouraged Arnold to do the will of God generously. Serve God and humankind in love and joy.
The bishop said that he is very grateful and appreciative of the Marists doing mission among the displaced Burmese migrants in Ranong. He challenges the Marists to stay forever in Thailand and expand our mission among Burmese people to the other parts of the country.