Fr. Richard Ho Lung, M.O.P. : Former Buddhist
Father Ho Lung’s family came to Jamaica, from China, in the 1930s where they struggled to survive operating a small shop. He was taught by the Franciscan sisters. Their Franciscan spirituality seemed a natural extension of the Buddhism of the Ho Lung family. Buddhism teaches one to search for the truth and respect nature. Young Richard was the first Ho Lung to see that Christ was the truth for which he was searching. He was baptized and was eventually ordained a Catholic priest. In 1980, Father Ho Lung founded the Missionaries of the Poor to serve the poor and downtrodden in his island home through service and song. Form more information, go to: www.missionariesofthepoor.org.