We are taking a short break from presenting the mission visit by Fr Nev and his fellow pilgrims with some recent news from the mission at Labuan Bajo. On the 23 June 2017, a special ceremony was held to honour 19 young aspirants that gained their postulancy within Missionaries of the Poor. Postulancy is a preliminary stage to the novitiate where the postulants receive further training for their brotherhood. The event was significant so we will present the full story to you over several posts.

So please sit back and enjoy this special event in the lives of these young religious men. This was a particularly special time for us to personally witness this noteworthy event.

See you next time when we show you more pictures of the memorable day.

Every blessing

Trevor and Tina

1. Down town just about to start shopping for the event

Down town just about to start shopping for the event

2. Shopping begins

Shopping begins

3. Unphased by the intensity of shopping

Not phased by the intensity of shopping

4. All packed up but no, we didn't buy Bintang for the party!

All packed up but no, we didn’t buy Bintang for the party!

5. Preparing the garden

Preparing the garden

6. Erecting the bamboo frame for the tarpaulin cover

Erecting the bamboo frame for the tarpaulin cover

7. Covering with the tarpaulin starts

Covering with the tarpaulin starts

8. Almost there

Almost there

9. Starting to build the make-shift altar

Starting to build the temporary altar

10. The altar is almost ready

Altar is almost ready

11. Some intricate decorating

Some intricate decorating

12. About to start on preparing cassocks for the ceremony

About to start on preparing cassocks for the ceremony

13. Trying to get it just right

Trying to get it just right

14. Untangling the tangles

Untangling some rosaries

15. Just right

Just right

16. Some finishing touches

Some finishing touches

17. Just about finished

Just about finished

18. Two cassocks for each aspirant waiting for blessing

Two cassocks for each aspirant waiting for blessing

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