Skip to comments.Jamaican missionaries lead effort to stop abortion, launch massive pro-life center
Posted on 06/22/2011 12:17:51 PM PDT by topher
Jamaican missionaries lead effort to stop abortion, launch massive pro-life center
by Rebecca Millette
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) Although abortion is currently illegal in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, the effort to fight recent attempts at its legalization, as well as the back alley abortion trade, has required an enormous amount of energy and ingenuity.
The leaders in this effort are The Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), an international monastic order of brothers and priests, with over 500 members worldwide, founded in 1981 by Rev. Fr. Richard Ho Lung in Kingston, Jamaica. The order also recently started a sisterhood for nuns as part of their work helping pregnant women and new mothers.
Relying exclusively on donations, the missionaries are dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor, the homeless, HIV/AIDS victims, mentally handicapped youth and adults, and the elderly. Currently, they sustain missions in Jamaica, Haiti, Africa, India, the Philippines, and North Carolina.
LifeSiteNews recently interviewed Rev. Fr. Charles Susai, Secretary General and Project Co-ordinator of the MOP, to learn more about the groups work.
The MOP, Rev. Susai told LSN, not only lead the way in fighting efforts to legalize abortion in Parliament, but they seek to provide an alternative to abortion for women in crisis pregnancies through their missionary efforts.
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Hope to hear more good things about them in the future!
To support or volunteer with the Missionaries of the Poor in their apostolate and pro-life work, or learn more about them, visit their website http://www.missionariesofthepoor.org/
Rev. Fr. Richard Ho Lung, founder of the MOP, also appears weekly on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on a show called Church and the Poor.
Donations may also be sent to:
Missionaries of the Poor
P.O. Box 29893
Atlanta, GA 30359
Father Ho’s order visits our diocese every other year. I have met him a couple of times; he is terribly sweet. I send them my donations after the Haitian earthquake and other disaster, because I know the funds will go to feed people who would otherwise starve.
I love his witness for Christ. He is a doer not just a talker. I have been sending money for awhile. Praise Jesus!!!
He has sent beautiful e- mails from the heart after a donation. Truly impressed me. He spoke right from the heart like I knew him. Just a great man of God.
He’s just as charming and humble in real life as he is on tv or his newsletter, and the other MOP priests I’ve met, as well as their lay coworkers, have all been terrific. Fr. Ho has a Jamaican musical troupe that performs concerts and musicals as fundraisers for the missions. Listening to them is just like being in heaven, I think, but my husband said it was dreadful trying to play guitar with them, because Fr. Ho writes many of the songs by inspiration, and he has no musical background. He’s even had popular hits on the radio in Jamaica.