Death of the mother of our confrere Stanislas Lubungo

Stanislas_LubunboDear Confreres,
I regret to inform you of the passing on of Stan Lubungo’s mother in Mpongwe hospital last night. She was admitted yesterday and passed away around 02 hours.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be made.
Let us pray for her that she rests in peace and for the family that they find strength in the Lord.
If you would like to pass a word of condolences to Stan who is still in France, you may do so by sending a word to Stanislas below this message under “Leave a comment”.
In Christ,
Christopher Chileshe, M.Afr
SAP Provincial
The funeral took place on the 29th November 2013.

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Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of the Holy Father Francis

banners-EVANGELII-GAUDIUM-ENApostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of the Holy Father Francis to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World
1. THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.
2. The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades. This is a very real danger for believers too. Many fall prey to it, and end up resentful, angry and listless. That is no way to live a dignified and fulfilled life; it is not God’s will for us, nor is it the life in the Spirit which has its source in the heart of the risen Christ.
3. I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.
Full text in English (571 KB – 76 pages)
Summary in French / Français (146 KB)