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Anak kecil, meski cacat memiliki daya tarik yang menarik.

Indonesia – English

MERAUKE (PEN@ lndonesia) – Seorang anakkecil memiliki daya tarikyang menarik, maka meski cacat dan memiliki terbelakangan mental sehingga susah dididik, dengan tekad dan semangatyang tinggi para suster dari Bhakti Luhur menyatakan kesediaannya untukmerawat anak-anak ini.

Bahkan para suster itu mau merawat sekaligus bersedia membuka komunitas di Merauke, untuk melakukan pelayanan kepada anak-anak dengan cacat ganda yang tidakmau lagi dirawat orang lain.

Uskup Agung Merauke Mgr Nicolaus Adi Seputra MSC menceritakan hal itu dalam kotbah Misa tanggal 8 Juni diWisma Santo Vincensius de Paul Merauke, yang dirayakan untuk meresmikan dan memberkati wisma yang banyak dikenal sebagai panti asuhan itu.

Bahkan, uskup agung yang didampingi konselebran Pastor Anton Fanumbi MSC, Pastor Lukas Sugeng Pr dan Pastor Stefanus Tri Supriantono MSC mengutip Mat 19:14, “Biarkanlah anak-anak itu, janganlah menghalang-halangi mereka datang kepada-Ku; sebab orang-orang yang seperti itulah yang empunya Kerajaan Surga.”

Sesudah homili, uskup agung memberkati wisma itu bersamanya serta tanah tempat aula dan Sekolah Luar Biasa (SLB) akan dibangun. Kapel dan benda-benda rohani (salib, patung, tabernakel, piala, sibori dan benda rohani lainnya) juga diberkati.

Acara itu dihadiri oleh Sekretaris Daerah Kabupaten Merauke Joseph Rinto Radiatmaka, Asisten III Setda Kabupaten Merauke Nico FreddyTalubun, Kepala Dinas Sosial Ode Noer Ladamay, Kepala Dinas Parawisata Vincentius Mekiuw, Kepala Bappeda Daniel Pauta, dan Kepala Dinas Pendidikan dan Pengajaran Kabupaten Merauke Patar Simanjuntak, dan biarawan-biarawali, imam projo, donatur, undangan, umat serta orangtua dari anak-anakyang dirawat.

Dalam sambutannya Suster Lucia mengatakan, gedung yang baru diresmikan itu akan digunakan untuk merawat, melatih dan mendidik anak-anak yang memiliki keterbelakangan, “khususnya mereka, anak-anak Allah dan warga negara Indonesia, yang memiliki hak yang sama seperti anak-anak yang normal.”

Dijelaskan, Bhakti Luhur dan Asuhan Luhur Masyarakat Allah, yang didirikan tanggal 27 September 1960 dengan tanda pengenal salib tanpa corpus oleh Pastor Janssen CM. Corpus-nya, kata Pastor Janssen, adalah para suster sendiri, yang harus disalibkan setiap hari di tengah anak-anak cacat.

Pembina Bhakti Luhur terdiri dari tiga kelompok, yaitu  Putra,  Putri dan  Keluarga. Kelompok pertama dan kedua menjalankan nasehat Injil, sedangkan kelompok ketiga menyerahkan diri untuk melayani kaum lemah.

Spiritualitas asosiasi itu, lanjutnya, adalah “sekamar, semeja makan, berdoa bersama, bekerja bersama dengan mereka yang bekerja bersama kami.” Kamar para Suster Bhakti Luhur adalah kamar anak cacat, sehingga koor Suster Bhakti Luhur adalah koor anak cacat.

Menurut Mgr Adi Seputra MSC, untuk membuka komunitas Bhakti Luhur di Merauke, pimpinan asosiasi itu mengirim Suster Martina, Suster Eva dan Suster Yustina, pionir pertama asosiasi itu keuskupannya. Setelah menetap sementara di rumah keuskupan selama tiga bulan, di bulan keempat mereka sudah memiliki rumah sendiri, bahkan membuka komunitas baru di Tanah Miring SP. 7, dan akan membuka komunitas baru lagi tahun ini di Distrik Mindiptanah Kabupaten Boven Digoel.

Dia berharap agar umatnya berdoa satu kali Salam Maria bagi semua tenaga pastoral yang ada di keuskupan itu.”Semoga melalui Salam Maria, tenaga pastoral, teristimewa para imam yang berkarya di daerah pedalaman mendapatkan kekuatan iman dalam melayani umat”

Mewakili Bupati Merauke, Rinto Radiatmaka menyampaikan terima kasih kepada para suster yang rela datang berkarya di Merauke. “Kita semua berharap supaya komunitas ini bukan hanya membuka wisma di sini saja, tetapi di tempat-tempat lain. Pemerintah daerah akan memberikan dukungan agar kepada Dinas Sosial memberikan perhatian dan dukungan sebaik-baiknya kepada wisma itu .”

Pemerintah berjanji memberikan pelayanan khusus kepada anak-anakyang memiliki
kebutuhan khusus, terutama sarana dan prasana.

Namun ditegaskan, pelayanan kepada masyarakat bukan hanya di daerah perkotaan tetapi diberikan tetapi seluruh wilayah seperti di Kimaam, Okaba, Bupul, Ulilin dan juga Waropko.
“Pelayanan kepada masyarakat di kampung-kampung perlu diberikan secara khusus.”

Sekda Kabupaten Merauke itu kemudian memberikan dana operasional kepada Pimpinan Panti Asuhan St. Vincentius de Paul Merauke sebesar Rp. 100.770.000 (Seratus Juta tujuh ratus tuiuh puluh tuluh rupiah) yang oleh Suster Florensia N. Hokeng, ALMA.

Sesudah menyampaikan sambutannya, Rinto Radiatmaka membuka selubung papan nama
Panti Asuhan Santo Vincensius de Paul Merauke.***

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Small children, though handicapped, have a charm

Small children have their own charm, so even though they are handicapped and mentally retarded so that it is difficult to be educated, Sisters of Bhakti Luhur with a will and a high spirit has declared that they are willing to take care of these children.

Even those Sisters were willing to open a community in Merauke, to give service to the children with multi handicap who did not want to be cared by other people.

Archbishop Merauke Mgr Nicolaus Adi Seputra MSC told this thing in his preach in a Mass on 8th of June in St Vincensius de Paul Merauke House, which was an inauguration of that House which was well known as an orphanage.

The Archbishop who was accompanied by Pastor Anton Panumbi MSC, Pastor Lukas Sugeng Pr and Pastor Stefanus Tri Supriantono MSC quoted Mat 19:14, “Let those children come to me and don’t hinder them, because those persons are the ones who own the Heaven Kingdom”.

After his preach, the archbishop gave a blessing to the house together with the land where the School for the Handicapped would be built. Chapel and any holy things (crucifix, statue, tabernacle, cup, and other holy things) were also given a blessing.

This event was also attended by the Secretary of Merauke Regional Government Joseph Rinto Radiatmaka, Third Assistant of the said Secretary, Mr. Nico Freddy Talubun, the head of the Social Department Ode Noer Ladamay, the head of Tourism Department Vincentius Mekiuw, the Head of the Planning Department, Daniel Pauta, and the head of the Education Department for Merauke Region Patar Simanjuntak and all the Sisters and Brothers, pastors, donators, invitee, the congregation and the parents of the children who was taken care.

In her welcome speech, Sister Lucia said that this new building would be used to take care, train and educate children who were mentally backward. “They are also the children of God and have the same rights as the normal children”

It was explained that, Bhakti Luhur and “Asuhan Luhur Masyarakat Allah”, were founded on 27 September 1960 with the logo of a crucifix without corpus by Pastor Janssen CM. The corpus, according to Pastor Janssen, is the Sisters, who must be crucified every day in the middle of the handicapped children.

The mentors of Bhakti Luhur consist of three groups, which are Male, Female and Family. The first and second groups has undertaken advises of the New Testament, while the third group has surrendered themselves to serve the weak.

The spirituality of that association is “to share one room, one table, to pray together, to work together with them who work together with us”. The room of the Sisters of Bhakti Luhur is the room of the handicapped children, and the choir of the Sister of Bhakti Luhur is the choir of the handicapped children.

According to Mgr Adi Seputra MSC, in opening the Bhakti Luhur community in Merauke, the head of that association had sent Sister Martina, Sister Eva and Sister Yustina, the first pioneers of that association to his diocese. After staying temporarily for three months in the diocese dormitory, in the fourth month, they will stay in their own house, even to open a new community in Tanah Miring SP.7 and will open a new community again in this year in District Mindiptanah Boven Digoel Province.

He expected that his congregation would pray Holy Mary one time for all the pastoral workers who were in his diocese. “Hopefully through Holy Mary, all pastoral workers, especially all the pastors who work in the backward area could get the strength in serving their congregation”.

Representing the Head of Merauke Regional Government, Rinto Radiatmaka passed his gratitude to all the Sisters who were willing to come and work in Merauke. “We expects that this community not only open the House in this area only but also in other places. The Regional Government will support in order that the Social Department could provide attention and their best support to this House.”

The government had promised to provide special service to the children who need special attention, especially with regards the means and the facility.

However, it was stressed, that the service to the society would not be provided to the town areas only but would also be provided to all areas in Kimaam, Okaba, Bupul, Ulilin and also Waropko.

“The service to the people who lives in kampongs needs to be specially provided”.

The Secretary of the Regional Area of Merauke then gave an operational fund to the head of the orphanage of St. Vincentius de Paul Merauke in the amount of Rp 100.770.000,-.

After finishing with his welcome speech, Rinto Radiatmaka opened the cover of the name plank “the orphanage of Santo Vincensius de Paul Merauke”.

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