Visitor Rules

RELATING TO THE BROTHERS

Due to the young Brother's Consecrated life and the necessity to separate them from the externs especially while they are in formation, young women must be at least 25 years of age to do voluntary work with the Brothers.

Only professed members of MOP (blue shirts/sashes) are allowed to speak with visitors. We ask that you respect this rule and not hold any conversations with the MOP novices, postulants and aspirants (beige or white shirts/sashes) unless permission is given.

While at the apostolate, please restrict your conversations only to the Brother-in-charge of that center. Please do not seek correspondence with the Brothers at any time by mail or by phone or seek to exchange addresses with any of the Brothers without the consent of the Superior.

We appreciate your desire to meet the needs of our Community and our poor in various ways. Please always obtain permission from the Superior or his delegate before obtaining goods, instruments or gadgets for the use of the Brothers, whether individually or by the Community.

Please do not hand out or receive any mail, money, material articles, etc to any resident or Brother but only to the appointed Brother-minister at the house.

The Brothers are to be addressed according to their proper title, that is, "Brother" hence terms such as "guy", "boy", etc are to be avoided.

 

GENERAL AREAS

It is advisable that when walking the streets in the slums, you do not carry your wallets, watches, cameras, jewelry, or any other expensive items.

Thank you for joining us in our services with the homeless and the destitute. We request that if there are any gifts you wish to make in support of our Community and our service of the poor, please hand them over to the Brother Coordinator.

Photographs or videos will not be taken at any of the MOP homes or centers without prior permission from the Superior or his delegate.

Please also note that smoking and drinking is not allowed at any of our Monasteries or Centers either privately or publicly.

 

PERSONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT TAKE WITH YOU!

Note: US Citizens must have a valid US Passport

  •     - Lightweight clothes (temp averages 80 - 90 degrees)
  •     - short-sleeved shirts / T-shirts are great
  •     - old clothes for working in mission centers
  •     - comfortable shoes or sandals you don't mind getting wet
  •     - mosquito repellant
  •     - sunscreen
  •     - ear plugs for sleeping
  •     - Bible (Ignatius Bible Revised Standard Version)
  •     - rosary
  •     - spiritual reading books
  •     - Mission of the Redeemer Book (By Pope John Paul II)
  •     - notebook/journal

 

Thank you for sharing our lives and cooperating with us in preserving the religious atmosphere at our MOP houses.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR REQUEST TO:

 

Missionaries of the Poor                                                             Missionaries of the Poor

Volunteer Coordinator                                                                P.O. Box 29893

3 North Street                                                                             Atlanta, GA 30359

Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.                                                              Tel. (404) 248-1197

Tel. (876) 948-0280 or 948-6173                                                E-mail: mopusa@bellsouth.net

E-mail: mopvisitors@missionariesofthepoor.org