Monday, March 3, 2008
Missionaries of the Poor
Saturday night we saw Fr. Richard Ho Lung and Friends perform at St. Thomas More. The show was called SPIRIT and showcased some Jamaican spirituals, mostly, I believe, written by Fr. Ho Lung. They encouraged dancing and singing and it was nice to watch the crowd. There is something special about [diasporic] African spirituality. It's quite poignant and helps us more reserved folk express those emotional ebbings that would otherwise remain inside... They were raising money for a new orphanage in Uganda. I was happy to give. Their work is awesome and worth investigating. They offer work retreats for men and women in Jamaica. Please support them if you can!