In this third part of the history of the Custody, Friar John Wong touches on the humble beginnings of the friars’ parish ministry at St Mary of the Angels, Singapore and St Ann’s, Kuching. It is a wondrous tale of God’s providence and care of the sheep of his flock! Have a listen!
Here is the link to the first & second part of The Genesis Series if you have missed it :
Join Friar John Wong OFM as he recounts the hand of God in establishing the Franciscan presence in Singapore in the 1950’s right up to the official establishment of the Custody in 1991. Through thick and thin, the Lord continues to bless us with courage, zeal and joy amidst all kinds of challenges.
Friar John Paul Tan, OFM examines how our Custody grew rapidly in the 1950’s, and how our simple brotherhood spread throughout Malaysia and Singapore.
The history of our Custody is very rich and spans over more than 50 years. It all began with Blessed Gabriele Allegra, OFM, who was best known for his important work of translating the Bible into Chinese.
Don’t we all long for that kind of clarity? Nonetheless, our faith assures us that God is always communicating his will to us. God’s message is consistent, sure, and irrefutable. We are not alone on this journey; Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us on the way to read the “signs” that point us in the right direction.
Check out this reflection by one of our friars involved in promoting vocations. Friar David Au, OFM describes his journey as a Franciscan friar.