In the largest Muslim country in the world there is a congregation with 53 novices. On Flores Island, where prayers can still be heard, there is a congregation that is particularly successful. Every year, around two dozen girls join the community of the Daughters of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary.
Indonesia is a special country. Christians make up only around 10% of the population and Catholics do not even exceed 3%. However, this does not reflect the prestige or impact that the Church has on society. This is the case of the Daughters of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary, in Larantuka, on Flores Island, precisely the location of one of the first missions opened by the Dominicans at the end of the 19th century. XVI.
The congregation has a very simple charisma: working with the poorest in society, but always invoking the protection of Our Lady.
It is in Larantuka, on this peculiar island, that the congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary was founded. The congregation has a very simple charisma: working with the poorest in society, but always invoking the protection of Our Lady.
These sisters play a fundamental role in promoting women so that they are more respected in Indonesian society. Violence against women is, in fact, a huge problem in this huge Muslim country. And the sisters raise awareness, working with families and young people, including boys.
Because it has few resources but many vocations, this congregation needs help. At stake is not only their training but also the future of these sisters, whose charisma leads them to work for the community, whether in the social area, teaching, or supporting the life of the parish. After all these years, the seed that the Dominicans planted on this island continues to bear fruit and, now, 53 young novices are counting on you!