Ruteng (Flores-Indonesia), 21 October 2019 – A new Brothers of Charity community building was opened and blessed in Ruteng.
For a number of years now, the brothers have started the care and treatment of psychiatric patients in the newly established Rencem Mose centre in Ruteng. People with mental illness who were in chains were freed and regained their human dignity. Thanks to the efforts of the brothers and their collaborators, they have made a new start to break through the stigma that plagues psychiatry in Flores.
Today, a community building, under the protection of our Founder Father Triest, was solemnly blessed and inaugurated. It was a moment to thank the Dutch region of the Congregation for their financial support and the local benefactors who contributed to the completion of the project. The brothers hope that this community can also become a formation house for candidates from Flores. We fully share their hope. The Rama Sandjaja region considers it an extraordinary gift on the occasion of their 90 years of presence as a congregation in Indonesia.