Sharing: Trip to West Java

During my trip to Jakarta, I attended a sacrament of matrimony at St. Bartholomew’s Church, a grand wedding party at “Taman Mini Indonesia Indah”  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Mini_Indonesia_Indah), the English Sunday Mass at St. John Don Bosco’s Church (http://www.st-yohanesbosco.org/), the evening Mass at Cathedral (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jakarta_Cathedral), the Novena of Our Lady of Fatima at RGS Convent (http://santo-katolik.blogspot.com/2014/09/gua-maria-fatima-jatinegara-barat.html?en#axzz3jn5vp5rf).  the great Novena of St. Antony of Padua at Sacred Heart Church.  There are 7 great Novenas of St. Anthony of Padua in 3 different Churches in Jakarta (http://santoantonius.blogspot.com/2014/06/novena-besar-st-antonius-padua-paroki.html).  There are list of intentions in 2 pages A4 paper and the parishioners can put their intentions on the counting machines.  The intentions will be read during the prayer of the faithful.  It’s a very big crowd.  I also attended the Mandarin Sunday Mass at Trinity Chapel (http://www.hidupkatolik.com/2013/03/01/gereja-mandarin-di-jakarta).  One of the parishioners said that he was from Meizhou-China and when I said that I am a Maryknoll Sister, he said that Meizhou was served by Maryknollers in the old days.  Small world!
I had a chance to visit Our Lady of Fatima’s Church (https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gereja_Santa_Maria_de_Fatima_Jakarta), Publisher and Bookstore OBOR, the office of “Sahabat Insan” (http://perkumpulansahabatinsan.blogspot.com/), St. Paul’s School  (https://www.facebook.com/santopaulus), the Huang Clan Jakarta Office (http://visitbagan.blogspot.com/2011/12/alamat-perhimpunan-marga-huang-di.html), “Yayasan Buddha Tzu Chi Indonesia” (http://www.tzuchi.or.id/). 
Mrs. Eliza invited me to  go to Collumbarium of St. Laurentius’ Church-Bandung (http://parokilaurentiusbdg.org/), beautiful Begonia Park-Lembang (http://www.kebunbegonia.com/index.html), OCD Monastery-Lembang (http://karmellembang.tumblr.com/post/145295588/aturan-di-sekitar-karmel) and Domas’ Crater  of Mount Tangkuban Perahu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangkuban_Perahu) to boil the eggs.
I attended the morning Mass at Cathedral Bogor (http://bmvkatedralbogor.org/) including the Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Francis Assisi’s Church (http://keuskupanbogor.org/mengenai-gereja/paroki-paroki/paroki-sukasari/).  I also had a chance to visit  FMM convent (http://reginapacis.info/web/index.php?q=sekolah/tentangfmm); “Wisma Keuskupan” (=Diocesan Center); Magister Management Agribusiness Bogor Agricultural University, which used  to be our Animal Husbandry  Campus; Social Communication Office of Beatae Virgin Mary Church Bogor.  I was a volunteer for the Parish Magazine in the early 1990’s. 
It’s a trip full of reunion with friends and relatives including with several alumnae of Catholic students in Guangzhou, alumnae of Catholic students of Bogor Agricultural University, friends at Bogor Agricultural University class 26.
Here is the link of the pictures: share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0EbuWrFm4ZM2Wg.  Thank you very much for all your warm welcome, hospitality, gifts, meals, sharing stories,  and the opportunity to pray together.  May God continue to bless all of you!

Madiun, September 4, 2015


Sr. Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.

Let’s do simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible