Our second visit to the Labuan Bajo mission was in late March 2011. We were much better prepared for this visit and were able to purchase extra luggage on the Brisbane-Denpasar sector. This allowed us to take up more essential supplies for the mission, including gifts and teaching aids for the children of the English class. The local domestic carrier we used from Denpasar to Labuan Bajo was ‘Merpati’ airline. We were privileged to be present for the profession of the first four Indonesian MOP novices. Three of these young men left later that year for novice training in Naga City, Philippines. We took the brothers shopping again to the super market, to the fruit and vegetable market and bought bulk rice and sugar. This visit also saw the choosing of the land on which future building of the MOP monastery would be undertaken. On our return, our domestic flight to Denpasar was cancelled the very same morning it was due to fly out and we had to plead with the international Australian carrier for seats on a subsequent day out of Denpasar. Divine providence assisted us with a return flight to Australia two days later.

26. Itemising supplies from suitcase delivery (25 March 2011)_007
Itemizing supplies from suitcase delivery: Tina with Brothers Joey & Nerlito (25 March 2011)
4_50%_At the markets, Labuan Bajo (26 March 2011)_adjusted_034
At the markets, Labuan Bajo (26 March 2011)
2_The daily tasks (25 March 2011) adjusted_010
The daily tasks (25 March 2011)
3_Helping with the washing (25 March 2011)_50%_adjusted_013
Helping with the washing (25 March 2011)
5_At the fish markets (26 March 2011)_adjusted_015
At the fish markets (26 March 2011)
6_Buying eggs at the market (26 March 2011) _adjusted_068
Buying eggs at the market (26 March 2011)

 

9_The English class (26 march 2011) adjusted_161
The English class (26 march 2011)
7_Buying rice at the markets (28 March 2011)_Adjusted)
Buying rice at the markets (28 March 2011)
10_Entering postulancy ceremony (26 March 2011)_Adjusted_182_Sharpened
Entering postulancy ceremony (26 March 2011)
11_The four postulants (26 march 2011)_adjusted_214
The four postulants (26 March 2011)
12_Three professed and four novice brothers (27 March 2011)_adjusted_002
Three professed and four novice brothers (27 March 2011)
13_Rosaries made by the Boonah Rosary Makers (27 march 2011)_Adjusted_008
Rosaries made by the Boonah Rosary Makers (27 March 2011)
8_Markets with drains, bathing spot for the market residents (29 March 2011)_adjusted_March (30)
Markets with drains, bathing spot for the market residents (29 March 2011)

 

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