(pronounced kkoht-dong-nay), meaning "Flower Village" in Korean, is a
Catholic community that delivers God's love by taking in the 'poorest of
the poor who are so frail they cannot even beg for food.' The ministry
of Kkottongnae is to seek those who are abandoned and left to die in the
streets, and provide them with shelter, food, and medical treatment in
the hope that they will realize the love of God. When they pass away,
the community holds funerals for them, as well.
Over the last
three decades, the ministry of Kkottongnae has grown steadily to various
locations across the globe, including Haiti, India, Bangladesh, and
parts of the United States.
Founder Fr. John (Woong-Jin) Oh
envisions a world where no one is abandoned, everyone is respected, and
everyone loves his neighbor as he loves himself.
Website: www.haitikkot.org http://eng.kkot.or.kr