On 6 June, the new national office of Kolping Indonesia in Katiku Loku, Sumba Island, was officially opened. The office is based in the former residence of the late founder of KOLPING Indonesia, Father Hermann May. The German Redemptorist father had founded the first Kolping Family in Katiku Loku on 4 December 1994. Two years later, the first Kolping Family was established in former East Timor.
Father Hermann May was Diocesan Praeses of KOLPING Sumba and lived on the island for many decades. He passed away on 6 June 2020. Two years later, on Pentecost Monday, the anniversary of his death, the new national office was inaugurated – what a beautiful legacy and memory!