We were blessed to visit the mission in March this year (our apologies for the late posting). During this visit our task primarily was to deliver new sports clothing that was donated to the Mission by Ambrose Treacy College, Indooroopilly, Brisbane. In addition we spent time visiting sponsor children in the town of which we managed to visit almost all of these. The Mission now has a fully operative apostolate building which we will report on in a future posting. The apostolate doubles nicely as a classroom for the children of the town learning English. Watch out soon for the next blog on the founding and building of the apostolate. See you next time!

1. Just arrived Lion Air
Just arrived Lion Air
2. Wecome lunch with the brothers
Wecome lunch with the brothers
3. Adoration that night
Adoration that night
4. After adoration, music with night prayer
After adoration, music with night prayer
5. Working in the garden collecting stones
Working in the garden collecting stones
6. Hot work in the garden
Hot work in the garden
7. Finishing off the garage for the two vehicles
Finishing off the garage for the two vehicles
8. Garage not yet finished
Garage not yet finished
9. Still some work to do
Still some work to do
10. Another reminder of the beauty of Labuan Bajo
Another reminder of the beauty of Labuan Bajo
11. Busy street downtown
Busy street downtown
12. Some seafood sold from the back of a motorcycle
Some seafood sold from the back of a motorcycle
13. Downtown again
Downtown again
14. Parish church almost complete
Parish church almost complete
15. Altar almost complete
Altar almost complete
16. Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross
17. Stations of the Cross in the sun
Stations of the Cross in the sun
18. Visit to the sponsor children Remigius and Filomena with their mum
Visit to the sponsor children Remigius and Filomena with their mum
19. A sponsor letter from Australia to Frumensius
A sponsor letter from Australia to Frumensius
20. Frumensius with his sister
Frumensius with his sister
21. The house of Frumensius
The house of Frumensius
22. Brother Emmanuel receiving habit rosaries made by Rosary maker Eileen from Boonah, Queensland
Brother Emmanuel receiving habit rosaries made by Rosary maker Eileen from Boonah, Queensland
23. Brother Emmanuel receiving donations of school uniforms from Ambrose Treacy College, Brisbane
Brother Emmanuel receiving donations of school uniforms from Ambrose Treacy College, Brisbane
24. Unpacking supplies brought up from Australia
Unpacking supplies brought up from Australia
25. Sponsor child Devonne on right with Angel on left having dinner with the brothers
Sponsor child Devonne on right with Angel on left having dinner with the brothers
26. Sponsor child Melani with grandma (nenek) and Tina
Sponsor child Melani with grandma (nenek) and Tina
27. Sponsor child Melani with grandma (nenek) and Trevor
Sponsor child Melani with grandma (nenek) and Trevor
28. Sponsor child Devonne on right with his mum (mama) and younger brother
Sponsor child Devonne on right with his mum (mama) and younger brother
29. Six bags of rice and five bags of sugar kindly sponsored by 'Cafe Delamor', Brisbane
Six bags of rice and five bags of sugar kindly sponsored by ‘Cafe Delamor’, Brisbane
30. With other supplies bought downtown
With other supplies bought downtown
31. Sharing dinner with sponsor children and their families
Sharing dinner with sponsor children and their families
32. Sharing dinner
Sharing dinner
33. Very good food
Very good food
34. Time to put the rice in the larder
Time to put the rice in the larder
35. And the sugar
And the sugar
36. Almost done
Almost done
37. Going to mass
Going to Mass
38. Returning from mass
Returning from Mass
39. The fence of the monastery is now painted
The fence of the monastery is now painted
40. With a new gate
With a new gate
41. The novices 2015
The novices 2015
42. With the visitors from Australia
With the visitors from Australia
43. English class
English class
44. Some help from Australia
Some help from Australia
45. In need of desks
In need of desks
46. Makeshift desks
Makeshift desks
47. Then we feed the children
Then we feed the children
48. Waiting for the children to finish their class
Waiting for the children to finish their class
49. A gift of Rosary beads from Australia
A gift of Rosary beads from Australia
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