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Opening of the Chapter of the SMM Province of Indonesia

MALANG, Indonesia - 2023 is important year for the SMM Province of Indonesia because in this year we take the first stage of the Provincial Chapter that determines the direction of our journey. The Chapter meeting has started on Tuesday, January 10 and will continue to January 13, 2023 at the Hermanas Carmelitas Malang Prayer House owned by the H. Carm Sisters...

Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Sintus, SMM

FLORES, Indonesia - On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Feast of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, one of our confreres, Deacon Sixlus Rikardus DEPA, SMM (Sintus) was ordained priest at the Hall of the St. Paulus Ledalero, Maumere. He received the sacrament of priesthood with 11 other SVD deacons, with the ordaining bishop, Mgr. Vincent SENSI, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ende...

Perpetual Profession in Malang

MALANG, Indonesia – On August 15, 2022, five brothers from SMM Indonesia made their perpetual profession, namely: Br. Matias Jebaru ADON, SMM, Br. Dominikus SIONG, SMM, Br. Daniel DAGUR, SMM, Br. Agustinus ASMAN, SMM, Br. Hironimus Aryo DOMINGGUS, SMM. The Eucharistic celebration started at 16.30 WIB led by Fr. Antonius TENSI, SMM. The Eucharistic celebration was attended by parents, priests, brothers from other congregations, AMQAH, and invited guests...

Financial Commission Meeting in Indonesia

SINTANG, Indonesia – The SMM Province of Indonesia held another meeting in the context of the celebration of the Asia-Oceania Continental Mission Year. This meeting was held on July 23, 2022 in Sintang, West Kalimantan. To be precise, this was a meeting of this entity's Financial Commission. The meeting was attended by a number of bursars from SMM communities in Indonesia with the presence of Fr. Balaswamy KATA, SMM, General Bursar and Fr. Arnold SUHARDI, SMM, Assistant General...

SMM Indonesia Mission Commission held in West Kalimantan

PUTUSSIBAU, Indonesia - The General Assembly of the Asia-Oceania Continental Mission Year was hosted by the Indonesian Province from 3rd to 13th July 2022. There were many activities carried out, both at the continental and provincial levels. The Mission Commission meeting was held in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. The expectation from the meeting was to make recommendations that are practical and be put into practice in parishes and in the Mission House, so that there is a typical Montfortian style and the same pattern in every parish and every Mission House...

Grateful for God's Abundance

FLORES, Indonesia - The Novisiat Montfortan, Labe, Carep, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia, celebrated its 20th Birthday on June 10, 2022. This celebration was marked by sports activities that was held a few weeks before, such as football and volleyball among the novices as well as among the surrounding religious communities, especially the Catechiste Sisters, FMVI Sisters, novitiate community of Daughters of Wisdom, and Somascan Missionaries. The highlight of the event was the Eucharistic celebration presided by the Provincial Superior of Indonesia, Father Antonius TENSI, SMM...

Catholic Youth Gathering in Queen of the Rosary (Ratu Rosari ) Parish

LEBANG, Indonesia - In celebration of the SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania 2022, the Ratu Rosari Parish in Lebang held a Grand Gathering of Young Catholics. “Moving together towards light while being strongly rooted in Catholic faith and culture” is the theme of the Grand Gathering. Grand Gathering was held on May 6-8, 2022. With only 150 participants, which is lesser than the first Grand Gathering in 2019, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of young people to meet and carry out activities that were scheduled at the beginning of the year during the plenary meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council...

Celebration of SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania, Putussibau, Indonesia

PUTUSSIBAU, Indonesia - The opening of the SMM Mission celebration in Asia-Oceania in West Kalimantan was held on January 31, 2022. After the opening, each SMM parish had its own celebration of the SMM Mission in Asia-Oceania. The first to celebrate was the Parish of St. Antonius Padua, Mendalam. Then, on April 28-29, 2022, the Parish of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (HSPMTB), Putussibau, also celebrated...

Self-Dedication of PMRSH in Malang

MALANG, Indonesia - Thursday, April 7, 2022, was a rare moment and a historic day for all of us—the big Montfortian family. On this day, 14 of our brothers and sisters bravely, consciously, and humbly dedicated themselves to Jesus through Mary. Originally, there were only 7 people at PMRSH (AMQAH) Malang, namely Ignatius Royke Kamu, Marietty Veronika Dua Lembang, Fransisca Wijayanti, Wiwik Murniwati, Elisabeth Lucy S. Pasereng, Theresia Supriyatin and R.A Susiana Dirgarini Yuliastuti. The other seven came from AMQAH of Jakarta, Batch II, who had been mentored by Father Jeje via zoom. They are Maria Leonora Linawati, Anastasia Erlin Natalia, Maria Prapti, Juliaty Raharjo, Maria Theresia Dwi Ena Anjar Cahyanti, Alodia Theodora Dina Santoso, Maria Margaretha Ratih Puspa. They spread out in several cities: Sidoarjo, Surabaya, Bali, Solo, Semarang, and Tangerang...

16 Young men begin Montfortian initial formation in Indonesia

FLORES, Indonesia – On 25th March 2022, the Solemnity of Annunciation, 16 young men began their initial formation at Novisiat Montfortan in Ruteng, Flores. Their novitiate formation was initiated by a formal acceptance in the Morning Prayer of the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The celebration was presided by Fr. Kristianus Jumi NGAMPU SMM on behalf of the Provincial Superior of Indonesia, Fr. Antonius TENSI SMM...

Marian Seminar with Father Rafael Lepen, SMM

MONTERADO, Indonesia - One of the agenda of St. Montfort Parish in filling the Asia-Oceanian Year of Mission is to introduce Our Lady in the Work of Salvation to the parishioners of Monterado. The background for choosing this theme was actually born from the request of the people themselves. They often complain to us about the ...

Awakening of Missionary Spirit

RUTENG, Indonesia - The series of activities for the opening of the Continental Mission Year (CMY) of Asia and Oceania 2022 was held lively in Ruteng, Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. All events were held at the Novitiate of Montfort Missionaries in Ruteng for two days, January 25-26, 2022...
Jimmy Carvallo | 17/2/2022
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