ACSI General Assembly 2014 & ACSI Day of Encounter with Secular Institutes- Korea

The Asian Conference of Secular Institutes was formally recognized by the Holy See and the statutes were approved on 27th September 2011.

In Seoul there will be the first ACSI meeting after canonical approval by the Holy See. This meeting will include the General Assembly and the Election of the members of the Executive board of ACSI followed by an ACSI day of encounter with the members of the Secular Institutes of Korea.

Catholicism came to Korea almost totally by lay evangelization. Christianity began in Korea as an indigenous lay movement and was not imposed by a foreign ecclesiastical hierarchy. The Korean Church is unique because it was founded entirely by lay people. This Church, so young and yet so strong in faith, withstood wave after wave of fierce persecution. Thus, in less than a century, it could boast of 10,000 martyrs. The death of these martyrs became the leaven of the Church and led to today’s splendid flowering of the Church in Korea. This is one of the reasons why Korea was chosen for the first ACSI meeting after canonical approval.


  • October 24-25 Friday-Saturday: ACSI General Assembly
  • October 26 Sunday: Day of Encounter between ACSI delegates


Notre Dame Education Center
Gawhe dong 27-2, Jongnogu, Seoul, South Korea

Chief Celebrant for Holy Mass on 24th October 2014

His Excellency Peter CHUNG, O.C.D.
Auxiliary Bishop,
Seoul Archdiocese,
South Korea

Contact person:

Sr. Lucia, Sisters of Notre Dame
Mobile phone: 010 8671 2274
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