Highest moments: Ordination 2014

On Saturday, May 24, Most Rev. J. Terry Steib, bishop of Memphis, ordained three men to the priesthood. Newly ordained priests Fathers Peter Phong Nguyen and Jesús Mata Martinez share their thoughts on this momentous occasion.


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 2013

Jubilee slide show 2013The Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and the Divine Word Missionaries met at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center in Northbrook, Ill., on July 20, 2012, to commemorate the milestone anniversaries of Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters and Divine Word Missionaries.

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