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The Missionaries of the Poor


The Missionaries of the Poor


The Catholic Company has joined in partnership with The Missionaries of the Poor to provide support and resources for their missionary work with the poor. The Catholic Company is also supplying educational resources to the Brothers in formation for this religious order.

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The MOP Brothers


"I am glad that so many of the faithful are helping and supporting our need to evangelize the poor."

— Father Richard Ho Lung


Ways to Support

St. Joe Coffee


St. Joe Coffee


The Catholic Company is very excited to introduce “St. Joe Coffee – Coffee for a Cause.”

We’ve teamed up with a local, small batch roaster to provide you with a variety of delicious, high quality coffee roasts to satisfy everyone from the no-caffeine coffee lover to the one who needs a dark roast to get through the morning.

However, this isn’t JUST “good coffee” – We’ve decided to donate 20% of the coffee proceeds to the Missionaries of the Poor, an international organization that serves the poorest and most neglected in our society around the world. By buying great, organic, fair trade coffee, you are also supporting an important Catholic religious order and their works of service and mercy.

St. Joe Coffee makes a great gift for family and friends, especially around the holidays or on a special occasion. They’ll be happy to know that their organic, fair trade gift is also supporting an important ministry.


About The Missionaries of the Poor

Founded In 1981, by Father Richard Ho Lung, The Missionaries of the Poor is a monastic order whose mission is to offer “Joyful Service with Christ on the Cross”. The order began with two brothers in Kingston, Jamaica, and has now grown to over 500 brothers who serve 12 missions across the globe in places like Haiti, Philippines, India, Africa, Indonesia, and North Carolina. Granted Vatican approval in 1998, the Missionaries of the Poor work to feed the hungry, house the homeless, counsel prisoners, care for street children, minister to the sick, preach the Good News, and evangelize through music and song.

Led by Father Ho Lung, the Brothers and priests of the MOP unite as one brotherhood in Christ and live a materially simply and austere life. They take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and they promise to give free service to the poor. Each brother has no personal property or bank accounts and everything is done in community including eating, sleeping, and traveling. More than just giving aid with food, clothing and shelter, the daily activities of the Missionaries of the Poor revolve around constant daily prayer and worship.

Over the years The Catholic Company has donated thousands of bibles, prayer books, rosaries, and many other Catholic products to our friends at the Missionaries of the Poor. Our CEO, James Hetzel and his wife, Whitney, as well as many other employees or family members have volunteered at their missions around the world.

"Thank you for the books and the Bibles... We have begun teaching the Catechism to our brothers, who in turn will teach our poor. I will also send copies to our communities in Africa, the Philippines, India and Haiti. I am glad that so many of the faithful are helping and supporting our need to evangelize the poor."

— Father Richard Ho Lung



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P O Box 8523, 3 North Street, Kingston, Jamaica, WI
Phone: (876) 967-0341, (876) 922-2676, USA: (404) 248-1197

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