MISSIONARY SISTERS OF CHARITY CELEBRATE 25 YEARS IN ZIMBABWE WITH SILENT BUT SIGNIFICANT STEPS

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Five Missionary Sisters of Charity pose for a photo at their house in Adburne. They are Sr. Charbel Marie MC, Sr. Vikashini MC, Sr. Rajani, Sr. Eucharistia MC and Sr. Anciarita MC..JPG

Five Missionary Sisters of Charity pose for a photo at their Mother Theresa’s House in Adburne. They are Sr. Charbel Marie MC, Sr. Vikashini MC, Sr. Rajani, Sr. Eucharistia MC and Sr. Anciarita MC.

The Missionary Sisters of Charity this year celebrate 25 years of service in Zimbabwe. The sisters arrived in the country on 4 October 1993 and settled in the Adburne area close to Mbare in Harare. Though very few in number, the sisters popularly known as “Sisters of Mother Theresa” have accomplished great works in communities around Mbare where they take care of elderly people living in difficult conditions. Continue reading

Zimbabwean Men and Women in Search of Peace.

CCJPZ Statement on the International Day of Peace

“Peace on earth, which all men of every era have most eagerly yearned for, can be firmly established and sustained only if the order laid down by God be dutifully observed” (Pacem in Terris, AAS, 55, 1963, p.257)

When Jesus was preparing to ascend to heaven, he gave us, through his disciples, parting instructions and commandment: “Peace I leave you; Peace I give you.” (John 14:27). This means that just in the same way it applied to his disciples, Jesus wants us to be at peace amongst ourselves – and to be at peace with each other. A further instruction from this scripture is that no matter what trials we could face, we should always find genuine peace in Jesus! Continue reading

First Eco School Commissioned at St. Mary’s Primary in Hwange

By Leonard Ncube

Bishop Albert Serrano and Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavima celebrate the commissioning of the first Eco-School.

Bishop Albert Serrano and Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavima celebrate the commissioning of the first Eco-School.

WHILE St Mary’s Mission is regarded as the mother of Hwange Diocese,
St Mary’s Primary School also comes top as the great door for education in the Diocese. Continue reading

Priests challenged to read signs of times as three more join Gweru clergy

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Bishop Michael Bhasera in the middle flanked by Fr. Alex Mapfuti (right), Fr. Thomas Tsikira (second from right), and Fr. Tinashe Wunganai (immediate left) and the Vicar General of Gweru Diocese, Fr. A.jpg

Bishop Michael Bhasera in the middle flanked by Fr. Alex Mapfuti (right), Fr. Thomas Tsikira (second from right), and Fr. Tinashe Wunganai (immediate left) and the Vicar General of Gweru Diocese, Fr. Augustine Chirikadzi.

Three priests were ordained for Gweru Diocese on 15 September 2018 at St. Martin De pores in Zhombe. The usually quiet mission was turned into a hive of activity when Rev. Tinashe Wunganai, Rev. Alex Mapfuti and Rev. Thomas Tsikira were ordained to priesthood by the Bishop of Masvingo, Michael Bhasera who is also Apostolic Administrator for the vacant Diocese of Gweru. Continue reading

SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS BREATHES LIFE INTO DORMANT CHEGUTU; AS THEY MARK 25 YEARS OF PRESENCE IN ZIMBABWE.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Archbishop Robert Ndlovu poses for a picture with SOLS.

The Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows set foot in Zimbabwe some 25 years ago and breathed life in the dormant town of Chegutu through identifying, accommodating and helping underprivileged children. Continue reading

POPE FRANCIS DEFINES THE CONTOURS OF THE EPISCOPAL MINISTRY.

Francis receives 74 new bishops from mission territories and defines the contours of the episcopal ministry: “Do not be lone voices outside the choir or leaders of personal battles”. Watch over young people and families and those who guide seminaries

Bishops Rudolf Nyandoro of Gokwe and Raymond Mupandasekwa of Chinhoyi in the company of other new bishops from mission territories.

Bishops Rudolf Nyandoro of Gokwe Diocese and Raymond Mupandasekwa of Chinhoyi Diocese in the company of other new bishops from mission territories.

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DON’T BE “PROPHETS OF DOOM”: CATHOLIC JOURNALISTS CHALLENGED TO REPORT ABUSES.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town makes a presentation to Catholic journalists gathered at Schoenstatt Conference Center in South Africa.

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town makes a presentation to Catholic journalists gathered at Schoenstatt Conference Center in South Africa during a UCAP Conference.

The Union of the Catholic Press (UCAP) also known as the Union Catholique Africaine de la Press in French that was held in Cape Town in South Africa has challenged Catholic journalists to take up proactive steps in reporting child abuses in an effort to protect the Church’s reputation. Continue reading