130 Couples renew marriage vows at St. Peter Canisius

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

Couples who renewed their marriage vows at St. Peter Canisius parish in Malborough, Harare.

Couples who renewed their marriage vows at St. Peter Canisius parish in Malborough, Harare. Monsignor Gabriele Pesce is seen standing in the middle of the group.

Mr. and Mrs. Mekani received a certificate of recognition and a blessing from Pope Francis for celebrating their 25 years wedding anniversary when 130 couples renewed their marriage vows at St. Peter Canisius on 16 December just before the 2018 Christmas. Continue reading

Dominican ‘Quintuplets’ Celebrate Silver Jubilee

By. Sr. Rose Rushwaya O.P.

Dominican jubilarians with their prioress Sr. Rudo Matsika, second from left on 8 December 2018.

Dominican jubilarians, Srs. Tendai Chikutuma, Priscar Zhakata, Rosemary Rushwaya, Agnes Tererai and Violet Nyamazana with their prioress Sr. Rudo Matsika (third from left), on 8 December 2018. 

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary coincided with the Silver Jubilee celebrations of five Dominican Sisters, namely: Prisca Zhakata O.P. from Makonde, Tendai Chikutuma O.P. (from) Bikita, Violet Nyamazana O.P. (from) Mhondoro, Agnes C. Tererai O.P. (from) Gutu and Rose Rushwaya O.P. (from) Chivhu. Continue reading

Six Dominican Sisters Take First Vows in Lusaka, Zambia

The six newly professed lie prostate soon after gospel reading before pronouncing their vows. (2)

The six newly professed sisters prostrate soon after gospel reading before pronouncing their vows. The practice is called venia in Dominican circles.

It was a solemn atmosphere in the St. Catherine of Siena, Dominican Novitiate in Lusaka on the 1st of December 2018 when six novices of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart made their first vows. The Eucharistic celebration was led by Fr. Cliff Fumbelo a lecturer and Spiritual director at St. Dominic Major Seminary, together with four co-celebrants and a Dominican Deacon. Continue reading

Zambian choir on musical exchange visit with Hwange Diocese.

By Ronald Nyoni in Hwange

In Zambia they use guitars and drums. St. John Makwa was taught to blend drums with other instruments in liturgical celebrations.

In Zambia they use guitars and drums. St. John’s Makwa was taught to blend drums with other instruments in liturgical celebrations.

St. Fidelis Mission choir from Sichili, Zambia under Livingstone Diocese graced St. John’s Mission Makwa in Zimbabwe’s Hwange Diocese to exchange notes on church music from 6 -10 December. The exchange visit was meant to revive Makwa parish’s waning musical zeal and participation in the liturgy as only few parishioners were interested in joining the choir. Continue reading

Six Precious Blood Sisters Take Perpetual Vows In Bulawayo.

By Sr. Cynthia Mgwena CPS

Srs. Lilian Ncube, Conceptor Gora, Fadzai Chivige, Roseline Ndlovu, Cecilia Tembo and Felistar Dube

Srs. Fadzai Chivige, Felistar Dube, Cecilia Tembo, Roseline Ndlovu, Lilian Ncube and Conceptor Gora CPS.

When anyone says “Yes” to Christs invitation to, “Come, follow me,” it is a time of new beginning, a conversion of life, a turning around, a desire to take up the cross and a willingness to come face to face with God. Continue reading