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First Religious Profession

KIUNGA, Papua New Guinea - On the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, we had our first profession in the Cathedral of Daru-Kiunga diocese. It was a beautiful and joyful experience for me and my two brothers. As Mary offered her Son Jesus to God, we vowed to a life of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity in the presence of the Delegation Superior, Fr. Aloisius BANGGUR, SMM who represented Father General and the congregation. It was just fitting to celebrate because it was the day of the consecrated life or the religious. For the three of us, this day has marked a very special and significant event in our life as religious brothers. It will never pass without our prayer and reflection on this occasion...

Consecration to Jesus through Mary for three Novices

KIUNGA, Papua New Guinea - Consecration is a wonderful and exciting journey. It begins with the thirty-three days of silence, prayer, and reflections. Four Montfort Fathers journeyed and helped three novices in deepening their knowledge of the World, the Self, Mary and of Jesus. As it was stressed by many people and even the Delegation Superior, Fr. Aloisius BANGGUR, SMM: “It will be history in the Company of Mary in Daru-Kiunga diocese that after sixty-five years of its mission and first of its kind, Montfort Novices will be consecrating themselves in the Montfortian way”...
Bro. Anselmus, SMM | 05 Feb 2024

Sharing of Three Novices from Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - In the novitiate, we are privileged to do our apostolate every Sunday in various needs to the pastoral care. One of the many needs that we have in our mission area is the lack of basic catechism to know the faith and some of the practices in the church. Fortunately, we have been given many chances to preach basic catechism and some of the teachings of the Church to the people. It was done about half an hour before the celebration of the Holy Eucharist began...

Opening of the Novitiate in PNG

KIUNGA, Papua New Guinea - On the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, we entered officially into the Novitiate program. Also, the 2nd of February marked the Day of the Religious and it was really suitable to our entrance to the Novitiate Formation; Godwin, from the Diocese of Wewak, has completed his second year of Theological studies in Catholic Theological Institute (CTI); Anselm, from the Diocese of Wewak, has completed his first year of Theological Studies in CTI and Tresi (Larouche), from the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga has completed his Philosophical Studies also in CTI...

Walking Together - A Shared Missionary Experience

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - One of the most intimate opportunities inscribed in the heart of every Montfortian missionary, those among others who work together in PNG, is the authentic sharing of missionary life. This was keenly felt on Friday, December 16, 2022, as part of an Entity Assembly in Port Moresby. Every missionary who works in this country known especially as the homeland of a certain species of "bird of paradise", has had the opportunity to express what he had in his heart filled with simplicity and brotherly love...
Dolaa DHANUSH | 19 Dec 2022

The future belongs to you – Cardinal John Ribat

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – On Thursday, December 15, 2022, the Blessing Mass of the “Montfortian House of Prayer” took place in Bomana, Port Moresby, PNG, by Cardinal John RIBAT, MSC, Archbishop of Port Moresby. This community which is a house of formation for the candidates of the General Delegation of PNG of the Montfortian Missionaries is located in the complex of the Catholic Theological Institute (ITC) where these candidates study Philosophy and Theology...
Dolaa DHANUSH | 16 Dec 2022

A Visit to Daru and Kiunga Regions

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Activities for the Canonical Visit of the General Administration of the Montfort Missionaries and the Closing of the Continental Mission Year (CMY) of Asia and Oceania are continuing in Papua New Guinea (PNG). In this second week (7-12 December 2022), the Superiors from Asia and Oceania and the General Administration paid a visit to the Daru-Kiunga Diocese in the Western Province...
Dolaa DHANUSH | 15 Dec 2022

PNG Delegation prepares for the Closing Events of the Continental Mission Year

PORT MORESBY, PNG - On Friday, December 2, 2022, the confreres at the Montfortian Formation House of Bomana, and several parishioners and confreres at the Saint Martin de Porres Parish in Morata, all in Port Moresby, got up early and got busy to organize everything to welcome a Montfortian Delegation that landed at the airport of the capital city of Papua New Guinea. There was the Assistant General, Fr. Wismick JEAN-CHARLES, SMM who came from Rome and Fr. Shibi, SMM (Councillor, representing Fr. Peter MASCARENHAS, SMM, the Vice-Provincial) who came from Bangalore...
Dolaa DHANUSH | 05 Dec 2022

Opening Celebration of the Continental Mission Year Asia and Oceania in Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - As the plane hovered and circled over the tropical evergreen forest of the Western Province, in search of a suitable landing ground, Fr. Decari of the Montfort Missionaries looked at the pilot and said to him, “Let’s go back to Port Moresby.” When they arrived back to the Mission Headquarters in Port Moresby, he said to the bishop that the Montfort Missionaries will take the mission in the Western Province. “Why do you want to take the mission there in the Western Province?” asked the bishop. Fr. Decari replied without hesitation, “Because it is difficult, we will take this place for our mission...
Godwin Dalle | 14 Mar 2022
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