Interview with Father Mike Shea, Sarnelli House and AIDS in Northeast Thaland

Since 1966 Father Michael Shea, C.Ss.R. and other Redemptorists have cared for the poor people living in the northeast areas of Thailand. Their work centered on the outcast, those that no one loved the incurably ill, the elderly and the orphans both Catholic and Buddhist.
The Redemptorists’ work with the AIDS victims began around 1998. It first started with the adults. Many of the AIDS victims were banished from their villages. Their families and long-time neighbors and friends wanted nothing to do with them. They were forced to leave their homes and live in hovels in the jungle. The Redemptorists brought to them food, medicine, compassion, love and the Word of God….

I have known mike for years and if there is any such person as a saint Mike for sure is one. Sarnelli Orphanage and Mike’s other projects  prove to me that there are good people still in this world.

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike and about 3 years ago for an interview
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This program “Chan Rak Muang Thai (I love Thailand)” was broadcasted on Channel Modern 9 TV (Thailand) on October 3, 2010. It is about the work of Fr Michael Shea, a Redemptorist Catholic priest, who has run an orphanage for HIV/AIDS kids, Sarnelli House, for 11 years in Nongkhai, Thailand. Thank you for watching! www.sarnelliorphanage.org”
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