Nona Bua Lamphu, Thailand, Nov 6, 2013 / 04:06 am
A large group of Vietnamese Catholic youth living in Thailand recently participated in a faith encounter pilgrimage camp there, renewing their commitment to Christ.
"The purpose of this encounter camp is to provide opportunities of empowering them with spiritual support in their faith while being away from the Catholic environment that they have been accustomed to in their home country, Vietnam," Fr. Anthony Le Duc, local chaplain to the Vietnamese community, told CNA.
"It is an opportunity for Vietnamese youth in Thailand to gather to support one another and to share with one another their faith and life experiences."
The third annual "Journey with Christ" camp drew over 100 Vietnamese youth who work or study in Thailand to Nong Bua Lamphu, a town in the country's northeast, located a little over 30 miles southwest of the cathedral city of Udon Thani, for the Oct. 25-26 camp at St. Michael the Archangel parish.