It’s hard to picture a cloistered religious group thriving in a bustling cityscape like Bangkok, but it is for this exact solitude and witness that people are choosing this unique vocation.
By Stefano Vecchia
It is hard to imagine that the heart of Bangkok, a bustling megalopolis, hosts a recess of strict silence and prayer. The Christian inspiration is remarkable, given that the overwhelming majority of the population practices Buddhism, a religion that has in such an essential role in Thai history and its society. Yet, as time and experience have taught silence and contemplation can lead to initiatives of meeting and dialogue, even in Thailand.