Blessings of a new library at Lechaptois Formation House, Balaka, Malawi.


By Robert Tebri, Rector. A new library has been built in Balaka Formation Centre to cater for an annual average of 35 candidates. The former library became too small after receiving the entire philosophy section of the then Arusha First Phase Centre in Tanzania which has been transformed into a spiritual year. The project took …

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Graduation in Balaka, Malawi – June 2016


By Leonard Katulushi The third year students in philosophy at the Inter-congregational Institute of Philosophy, Human Sciences and Religious Studies in Balaka graduated on the 3rd June 2016. The graduation was presided by the chancellor of the Catholic University of Malawi, Most Rev. Bishop Msusa. We indeed finished our first phase of formation in Lechaptios …

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Lechaptois Formation House in Balaka put up a good show at the Crossroads Hotel: Lilongwe, March 26th


By Claudio Zuccala, M.Afr Our students from Lechaptois Formation House in Balaka put up a good show at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on March 26th. In front of a small but very keen audience our candidates presented two plays: “Cheap Labour” and “The Changes Identity of Slavery”. The first depicts a plantation owner in …

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Balaka Drama Group – Antislavery


Lechaptois (Balaka) Drama Group – 125 Anniversary of Cardinal Lavigerie’s Antislavery Campaign As part of the Malawi Sector’s commemoration of the Cardinal’s Antislavery Campaign the M.Afr students in the SAP First Cycle will come to Lilongwe on Monday on 25th March to perform two short plays and a poem at two venues: St Francis Parish …

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Father Dominic Kapatamoyo’s Priestly Ordination in Chezi, Malawi – July 7, 2018


By Vitus Danaa Abobo, M.Afr On the 7th of July, the parish of Chezi in Malawi witnessed an unforgettable event as our confrere Dominic Kapatamoyo was ordained priest. There was a big crowd of people present to this memorable event, the first of its kind in the parish. Sisters, Brothers, Fathers and students in formation …

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Present Magazine, December 2016 – A Newsletter for the Candidates and Students of the Missionaries of Africa, Zambia.


Greetings from Kolibo and may the Lord be with you always! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2017! Christmas is a time for us Catholics to rejuvenate and gain more strength to follow Christ the Saviour and the Redeemer of the world. Jesus, the Son of God, has come to free the world from …

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Official Opening of the SAP Pre-Formation Centre in Chipata, Zambia.


By Timothée Bationo, M.Afr The story started in Beira, Mozambique, in 2012 with a meeting of the Vocation Directors. They were looking for ways of improving their relationship between the four Sectors of the SAP Province and the Formation Centre in Balaka, Malawi, where our candidates make their studies in philosophy. The creation of a …

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Official Opening of the Formation House 18th November 2016


The official opening of our Pre-First Phase Provincial formation Centre of the Missionaries of Africa, called Lavigerie Formation Centre, will take place on November 18. Under the jurisdiction of the Southern Africa Province (SAP), namely Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi, the Centre welcomes young aspirants from those countries for their first experience in an …

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Article about Kungoni Centre for Culture and Art published in the magazine The Eye, March – May 2016, Malawi.


By Richard Hewitt, Kamuzu Academy Later this year, on 2nd November, Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art will celebrate its fortieth anniversary. Mua Mission (between Salima and Balaka / Mangochi, just off the Lakeshore road), where Kungoni Centre is situated, dates further back, to 1902: its church, mission house, schools (including a deaf school) and …

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End of construction of Chipata Pre-First Phase


The Pre-First Phase Centre in Chipata is already operational since the 19th November 2015 when five candidates came from Mozambique to perfect their English while waiting for the official opening of the Centre on January the 15th with the coming of more candidates from Malawi and Zambia. This first year program will end in June …

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Death of the father of our confreres Robert Tebri


Dear Confreres, students and Friends, We wish to announce you about the sudden death of the father of our confreres Robert Tebri, Rector in Balaka. The death happened yesterday while Bob was already close to his sick father, in Ghana. Let us pray for the family and may the deceased rest in peace. 11/07/2015 updates: I …

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25th anniversary of Kolibo Vocation Centre and end of 2015 candidacy course.


Dear Missionaries of Africa, Missionaries Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, M.Afr students and ex-students, MIMSAF members, parents and friends. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the existence of Kolibo Vocation Centre in Serenje. A special Mass was celebrated on the 14th June coinciding with the closing of the 2015 candidacy course which ended in …

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SAP Provincial Council in Woodlands, Zambia


The SAP Provincial Council ended on Friday the 9th November with eleven representatives from Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Were present: Christopher Chileshe, Provincial, Karl Kälin, Provincial Treasurer, Oswald Mallya, Delegate Superior Zambia, Jaya Bordhan Mrutyun, Councillor Zambia, William Turnbull, Delegate Superior Malawi, Michel Sanou, Councillor Malawi, Timothée Bationo, Delegate Superior Mozambique, Richard Ujwigowa, …

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Casa Cardenal Carlos Lavigerie


Casa Cardenal Carlos Lavigerie This article is coming from our mission corner in Mozambique. We belong to the Southern Africa Province (SAP) together with Zambia, Malawi and South Africa, one of the so called mega-provinces. The country covers more than 800,000 square km, and the population is around 20 million. Since colonial times, Mozambique has …

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