Ready for mission: Ordination 2013
Frater Paul Aquino, SVD, catches the recently ordained Divine Word Missionary priests and celebrant Most Rev. John Barwa, SVD, after ordination. They share their experiences of the ceremony and their feelings about their first assignments.
About the video producer
Father Lukas Batmomolin, SVD, joined the Chicago Province in 2008. As communications coordinator, he is responsible for internal communications throughout the province. A native of Ambon, Indonesia, Father Batmomolin was ordained in 1991 and worked in Catholic publishing in Southeast Asia for several years before being assigned to the United States.
Father Batmomolin holds a master’s degree in international communications from American University in Washington, D.C., and is a published author. His works in Indonesian include Kekasih Allah (God’s Beloved) (2001: Seri Komunikasi Hidup – 1); Indahnya Hidup (Life is Beautiful) (2002: Seri Komunikasi Hidup – 2); Budaya Media (Media Culture) (2003); and Kasih Sahabat (Love among Friends) (2010) with co-author Sister Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.
Upon invitation from the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, he twice has served as a guest lecturer, helping to educate diplomats about the role of culture and religion in Indonesia.
Missions in pictures
Meet the jubilarians of 2012
The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and the Divine Word Missionaries met at the sisters' convent in Northfield, Ill., on June 9, 2012, to celebrate the anniversaries of those who marked 25, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75 years in religious vows or the priesthood.
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