DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES

RENOVATIONS FOR ST. CATHERINE LABOURE RETREAT HOUSE

Pohsarang, INDONESIA

Project Description

Indonesia’s majority religion is Muslim (87%) and Catholics represent only 2.9% of the population. However, in this small, simple village of Pohsarang, Catholicism is predominately practiced. In the 80s when Pohsarang became a destination of formation for Catholics, the Daughters of Charity responded with ministries for increasing spiritual formation. In solidarity with the Diocese, 1991 the Sisters built St. Catherine Laboure Retreat House to address these needs. Today, this strategically-located Retreat House is a vital Catholic spiritual refuge for multitudes from across Indonesia, with Mass attendance swelling to 2000 people in peak times. In 2014, debris from the Kelud Mountain eruption in Kediri caused considerable damage to the Retreat House. While small scale repairs were carried out, the house no longer appropriately and safely serves the large numbers of pilgrims and children’s groups served. Work is planned in three stages, with this phase of renovation to the bedrooms with a capacity to accommodate 100 children and additional bedrooms for teachers/mentors.

Project Summary

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CountryINDONESIA
Main CategoryEducation
Sub CategoryConstruction/Renovation
Project Funding$45,704.00
Project StatusIn-Process
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