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.
Trevor and Tina
Down town just about to start shopping for the event
Not phased by the intensity of shopping
All packed up but no, we didn’t buy Bintang for the party!
Preparing the garden
Erecting the bamboo frame for the tarpaulin cover
Covering with the tarpaulin starts
Starting to build the temporary altar
Altar is almost ready
Some intricate decorating
About to start on preparing cassocks for the ceremony
Trying to get it just right
Untangling some rosaries
Some finishing touches
Just about finished
Two cassocks for each aspirant waiting for blessing