Meeting of Young Confreres in the Second Term of Mission in Kasisi, Lusaka, Zambia.


Philip Meraba, M.Afr The young confreres in the second term of mission had a three-week meeting at the Retreat Centre of the Sisters of Little Servants of Mary in Kasisi, Lusaka, Zambia, from the 2nd till the 23rd July, 2017. We were 13 participants from different countries across Africa and Asia with two facilitators; Rev …

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My language course experience and my cultural integration in Saint Gabriel Parish, Namushakende, Zambia.


“Nitabile hahulu kuli nakona kubulela silozi.” “I am very happy to speak Silozi.” « Je suis très content de parler le lozi. » By Jean-Marie Vianney K. Cishugi, stagiaire. I came to Zambia in July 2016 to follow the “Welcome to Zambia” introductory course in Lusaka. It was not easy for me to communicate efficiently in …

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Co-Responsibility in Education, case of gross sexual scandals in Kasama Girls Secondary school, Zambia.


Social Commentary by Venerato Babaine, M.Afr A few weeks ago, a girls’ Secondary School in Kasama District of the Northern Province of Zambia got into the media, in public buses, local market areas, beer-halls, official fora and places of worship. This is a story about the forgotten and vulnerable youth. When the news burst-out that …

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Declaration of intention of Patient Mushagalusa Cimanuka, Kabwata Parish, Lusaka, Zambia.


On Christmas Day, Patient Mushagalusa Chmanuka made his Declaration of Intention to proceed with his formation with the Missionaries of Africa. He signed his declaration in the presence of the Provincial Delegate of Zambia, Fr Venerato Babaine. This declaration added to the joyful spirit shared by the Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus. Though Mass …

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80th Birthday anniversary of Reinhold Bloching, M.Afr


From Northern Province: “Happy Birthday Fr. Reinhold Bloching. Hammy more happy returns”. Michael Mawelera, M. Afr, Kasama. From Eastern Province: “Dear Reinhold, happy birthday on Thursday. God is good. I will follow you soon on 23rd November”. Jean-Luc Gouiller, M.Afr From Canada: “Greetings from Quebec. Many thanks for the invitation but unhappily I will not …

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Death of Francis Konkobo, father of Fr Camille Konkobo, M.Afr


With sorrow, I announce the death of the father of our confrere Camille Konkobo, M.Afr (our Vocation Promoter). His father, Francis Konkobo, Burkinabe, passed on yesterday morning in Ouagadougou. The late Francis leaves behind eight children and a widow. Camille is the third born of the eight children. Francis died a day after his birthday …

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We need to listen to Pope Francis’ appeal.


By Venerato Deus Babaine, M.Afr “I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation, which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress …

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Farewell of Reinhold Bloching at New Kaloko parish.


On 8th May 2016 the parishioners of New Kaloko bid farewell to their shepherd. Our confrere Reinhold Bloching who for the last twenty years prayed with them and worked for them, went for his well-deserved home leave and left the parish for good. He is remembered not only for creating the parish and building the …

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Farewell to Emmanuel Mambwe, M.Afr, in Saint Peter’s Parish, Serenje.


By Innocent Majune, Stagiaire On the 5th February 2016, the community of the Missionaries of Africa in Serenje organised a farewell party for Father Emmanuel Mambwe. It was a happy moment shared with confreres from Kasama, Kasamba, Lusaka, Chipata and Ndola. On Sunday 7th, a farewell Eucharistic celebration was organised by the Parish Council. Among …

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“NO RAIN!”


Southern Africa countries are experiencing a worried time as the rain pattern has been disrupted. Except few showers more than three weeks ago, since then, NO RAIN! Venerato Babaine is sharing his thoughts about it. Feel free to add your own thinking. “NO RAIN!” Our mother earth is exhausted, tired and depleted. The human beings …

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Declaration of Intent of Audace Niyonsaba


The stagiaire Audace Niyonsaba, Burundian, made his declaration of intent on Christmas Day 2015 at Good Shepherd Parish in Kabwata, Lusaka. Witnessing officially the event on behalf of the Missionaries of Africa were Fathers Venerato Babaine and Adelarde Munishi. The Christian communities was very pleased to share the joy of Audace together with the celebration …

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SAP Pre-Capitular Assembly – November 2015


SAP Pre-Capitular Assembly took place in Mid-November 2015 at Kasisi Retreat Centre in Lusaka. Those who attended the meeting were Fons Vanden Boer, Remacle-Lamec Ciza, Deogratius Ngowi and Raymond McQuarry from South Africa. Then Robert Tebri, Michel Sanou, Paul Namono, Filiyanus Ekka and Simeon Kalore form Malawi, Julian Kasiya, Fidel Salazar del Muro, Jean-Bosco Nibigira …

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Stagiaires in Zambia – October 2015


By Innocent Matata Foto, The stagiaires appointed to Zambia met with Venerato Babaine, the Delegate Superior, in FENZA on Thursday 22, 2015 to evaluate the language course in iciBemba and Cinyaja they have received. The four stagiaires gave also their appreciation about their stay and promised to send a written report to Father Babaine and …

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Composition of the new SAP Provincial Council.


Provincial: Stanley Lubungo MALAWI: Michel Sanou, Robert Tebri, Filiyanus Ekka and Michel Côté MOZAMBIQUE: Boris Yabre, Julian Kasiya, Hugh Seenan and Fidel Salazar SOUTH AFRICA: Raymond McQuarrie and Deogratius Ngowi ZAMBIA: Venerato Babaine, Francis Bomansaan, Romaric Bationo, Alfred Awogya and Benjamin Itungabose Note: Underlined and in bold is the Provincial and the Delegate Superior of …

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Stagiaires’ meeting in Beira, Mozambique – 16th to 21st February


As part of our formation, the stagiaires meet at Nazaré Centre in Beira from 16th to 21st February. Prior arrangements took place regarding our travel documents and means of transport. Nazaré is really beautiful. It is run by the M.Afr on behalf of the Diocese of Beira. Everything took place in a very conducive environment despite the …

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Visit to the Queen of the Lozi kingdom, Zambia


St. Gabriel’s Parish, Namushakende, Mongu, Zambia Wednesday the 19th of November was a memorable day for our Namushakende Parish. That was the day when we had organized a visit to the Queen of the Lozi kingdom, the female Litunga or as she is refereed to, the Litunga of the Southern Lozi land, at her palace …

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Greetings from Victor Sambari Sanou, stagiaire at Saint Anne Parish in Kasama, Zambia


I renewed my Declaration of Intent on the 14th December after three days of silence and meditation. This is an important step for me. It gave me an opportunity to have a look at my vocations’ journey. I was inspired by the passage of John 1, 35-51: “We have found the Messiah”. After five years …

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Zambian Sector Assembly, Jan 22-23, 2014 and farewell to Father Henk van der Steen


About sixty confreres gathered for their annual Zambian Sector Assembly, this time again at Kasisi. Our confrere Venerato Babaine accepted to act as moderator of the assembly. Dr. Lloyd, working as a medical doctor at the new Cardinal Adam Memorial Catholic Hospital in Bauleni, Lusaka provided two talks; one on Diabetes becoming an emerging health …

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