After much waiting by MOP Indonesia, a new chapel was built in 2018 and was formally opened on Friday 7 December. We were privileged to be present for the mass to celebrate the opening of the new chapel which included the official blessing of the chapel by the Bishop of the Diocese of Denpasar, Bali, His Excellency Silvester San and the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Ruteng, Flores. Following the opening, many residents of the town, and the local religious, joined the brothers in celebrating the opening. During the following week, we experienced some prayerful moments in the new chapel: adoration, an aspirant ceremony, a postulant ceremony, morning mass, daily prayers and rosary, and hearing the Gospel during the night prayers.

Congratulations MOP Indonesia on the completion of a beautiful chapel. We hope you enjoyed the photos. For the next post we will look at ‘crosses’ in Timor Leste.

Until then, blessings to all

See you next time

Trevor and Tina

1_Mass offered for the new chapel

Mass offered for the new chapel

2_MOP music during the mass

The mass with MOP music

3_A new St Joseph statue for the new chapel

A new St Joseph statue for the new chapel

4_Another statue blessed by the bishop

Another statue blessed by the Bishop

5_Blessing this time for the statue of St Joseph

Blessing this time for the statue of St Joseph

6_A joful Br Prisca at the ceremony

A joyful Br Prisca at the mass

7_The mass has ended

The mass has ended

7a_With the bishop

With His Excellency and Br Marc

8_Bishop Emeritus, Bishop and Br Prisca at the opening event

Bishop Emeritus, Bishop and Br Prisca at the event for the opening

9_A cute guest at the opening event

A cute guest Emauela Nerlita (baby sister of sponsor children Devon and Jessica)

10_Chapel in the morning

Chapel in the morning

11_Chapel by day



14_Night at the chapel

Chapel by night

15_Our Lady watches over the chapel

Our Lady watches over the chapel

16_The chapel invites you the following days

The chapel invited us in over the following days


18_A new monstrance

A beautiful new monstrance



20_Aspirant ceremony

Aspirant ceremony

21_Now aspirants

Now aspirants

22_Postulant ceremony

Postulant ceremony

23_Postulants and aspirants

Postulants and aspirants

24_Early morning mass

Early morning mass

25_Peace in the garden


26_ Nightly Gospel reflection

Nightly Gospel reflection

27_Night prayers

Night prayers