Congratulations! On behalf of the SAP I want to convey our congratulations at your pronouncement of the perpetual Missionary Oath on 3rd May 2013. We are indeed very proud of you and will walk with you towards your ordination to the deaconate in the coming months. You are welcome to the club of missionary in our little Society. I trust that you will find joy and fulfillment in this vocation. All the best and God bless. Christopher Chileshe, SAP Provincial UPDATES: Diaconate ordination to take place on Sunday the 19th May 2013.
We have little information so far about the death of the brother of our confrere Bernard Chowa except that the burial is proposed for tomorrow the 7th May in Zingalume, west of Lusaka, depending of Bernard’s travel.
Let us pray for the decease, for our confrere and his entire family.
Serge Boroto Ziharirwa, Congolese, Douglas Ogato Moumanyi, Kenyan, and Tomasz Podrazik, Polish, received the ministry of acolyte on Saturday the 4th May in our formation house in Merrivale. The Emeritus Bishop of Bethlehem Diocese, Hubert Bucher, officiated the liturgical celebration which was followed by a small but joyful feast.
Lisa shares with us her wisdom on the peacebuilding field. She experiences it as an art. On this regard she develops three key concepts: design, improvisation and healing. She talks about the challenge of working as a peacebuilder within the US Military. She is witnessing the inner enslavement of many soldiers, she says: “I think the recent news that more US soldiers died from suicide than in battle in the last year is evidence that there is a lot of internal wrestling going on with people in the military. And they have been asked to do things that go against the human nature and what people are taught; and when you are asked to do something that goes against your human nature it is very hard to live with yourself.”