The official opening and blessing for the completion of the first wing of the monastery was held on the 17 July 2013. There were approximately 500 invited guests including the Bishop and Vicar of the local diocese (Ruteng), Msgr Hubertus Leteng PR, and Fr Benedictus Bensi PR respectively. Attending also were the local parish priest of Labuan Bajo, Fr Stefanus Sawu PR, the Missionaries of the Poor Regional Superior, Fr Joseph Ssali MOP and the Missionaries of the Poor Superior of the Manilla mission, Br Marc Maurice, MOP. Attending from Australia were Leo and Carol Keutmann of Toowoomba.

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