Authentic Missionaries of the Poor

Can the culture of life take root and flourish in the very midst of the culture of death? This crucial question is answered in the affirmative by the Missionaries of the Poor, one of the fastest growing religious orders in the Church today.  

Father Richard Ho Lung founded the Brothers of the Poor, as they were then called, in 1981, with a handful of disciples, half of whom would leave soon afterwards to pursue a less challenging life. Today, a little over thirty years later, the Missionaries of the Poor have missions in Jamaica, Haiti, Uganda, Kenya, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the United States. Their success is about to be recognized officially by the Vatican with the bestowal upon them of the status of Pontifical Institute, the Church’s recognition that a religious congregation has become the Catholic equivalent of a global corporation. Read more…

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