Ketapang Residence


Ketapang is the Province’s lone Residence abroad. It was officially created as a Residence of the Order on July 23, 2018 upon the appointment of Fr. Victor F. Gonzaga, OSA as 1st Local Superior. Aside from Fr. Gonzaga, another friar is currently assigned in the residence – Fr. Yohannis Richard Yempormase, OSA, a friar from the Vicariate of Christus Totus Papua Indonesia. Ketapang friary was blessed on May 8, 2018 by the Bishop of Ketapang, Most Rev. Pius Riana Prapdi. The Prior Provincial, Fr. Andres D. Rivera, Jr., OSA together with some members of his Council were present during the inauguration. The friars serve as chaplains to the Augustinian Sisters of the Divine Mercy, teach English to the junior sisters and witness to their Christian faith in the midst of a Muslim-majority nation. Recently, the administration of a parish in Ketapang was entrusted to the friars.


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