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Mission for the Poor: Serving the people of Flores and Timor Leste

"Blessed is he who considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him on the day of trouble" Psalm 41.1"

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Building in Saburai is just about to commence (1 August 2022)

The building of the monastery at Saburai, after being delayed due to Covid, is finally about to commence.

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Food parcels for the elderly in Saburai

One of the outreaches that the brothers of MOP Maliana do regularly is delivering of food parcels for the

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Second 2021 Rotary container arrives in Dili 26 January 2022

The second container for 2021 to Timor Leste organised by Rotary arrived in Dili on the 26 January 2022.

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Christmas 2021 in Maliana, Timor Leste

In addition to having a Christmas celebration for the children of the Saburai village, MOP Timor Leste fed and rejoiced with the local children in Maliana, where the brothers currently live in a rented house.

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Christmas feast day at Labuan Bajo December 2021

Christmas 2021 was celebrated at the Labuan Bajo mission with several hundred local children coming to the festivities for food, entertainment and gifts.

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Christmas 2021 at Saburai village

Despite restrictions with Covid throughout 2021, the MOP mission in Maliana made it a special Christmas for the people of nearby Saburai. Two Christmas events were held, one for the children of the village and another for the elderly.

This post provides a glimpse of the Christmas event where Christ’s love for the many poor children in Saburai is manifested through the actions of the brothers and the generous donors that assist from here in Australia. The generosity of donors here is an integral part of assisting the poor in Timor Leste.

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Reverend Father Emmanuel Kagaba

At 8.30 AM, on the 26 December 2021, the Feast of the Holy Family, Br Emmanuel Kagaba MOP was ordained for Missionaries of the Poor.

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Container finally arrives in Dili from Brisbane – October 2021

After so many months, the shipping container from Brisbane finally arrived in Dili and was opened on 12 October 2021.

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Surprise assignment: Br Nerlito is now vocation’s officer for the Timor Leste Mission

In late October this year, three brothers were assigned to the Timor Leste mission. One of the brothers you will know well, direct from Jamaica and previously one of the pioneer brothers of the Flores Mission,

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