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MIMSAF Calendar February 2014

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Malawian Airlines

Bombardier plane copie
New African start-up carrier Malawian Airlines has started operation from 15th Jan 2014 with a planned operational network as follow.
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Beira 3 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Harare 3 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Johannesburg 1 daily
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Lusaka 4 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Maputo 3 weekly
Lilongwe – Blantyre – Tete 2 weekly
Lilongwe – Dar es Salaam 3 weekly
Lilongwe – Lusaka 3 weekly
Kamusu International AirportThe state-of-the art new generation aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 and a Bombardier Q400 will be handed over to Malawians Airlines from the Airliner’s strategic partner, Ethiopian Airlines at a ceremony to be held Malawi Airlines first planes jet in Wednesday 29/01/2014 at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.
First flight internal Lilongwe to Blantyre on Thursday 30/01/2014, international Friday 31/01/2014.
New African airline takes off in Malawi
The government of Malawi and African powerhouse Ethiopian Airlines have finalised the creation of a new national airline in the Southern African country, called Malawian Airlines.
Officials in Addis Ababa confirmed the government of Malawi will hold a 51 per cent stake in new carrier, with Ethiopian Airlines holding the remaining shares.
Negotiations had been ongoing for months as replaced the collapsed Air Malawi with a new professionally managed national airline supported by a strong partner.
After ASKY in West Africa, Malawian Airlines will be the second such joint venture from Ethiopian Airlines, which is considered one of the strongest players on the continent.
The move is part of Ethiopian Airlines plan to assert its continental leadership through both direct expansion and through strategic partnerships.
It is hoped this will help feed extra traffic into its long-haul network, while simultaneously drawing in traffic from rivals in the region. 
Also: Call us Malawian Airlines

Return to the Lord of Father Adriaan van Pinxten

Adriaan van Pinxten PNGFather Adriaan died on January 27, 2014 in St. Elisabeth hospital, Tilburg Netherlands at the age of 79, of which 54 of missionary life in Malawi and in Netherlands. The funeral will be this coming Saturday afternoon at St Charles; afterwards we will lay him to rest in our cemetery at Heythuysen. He will be remembered as a man, close to the simple people entrusted to him.
May he rest in peace.
Nat.: Ned
Diocèse d’origine : ‘s Hertogenbosch
Naissance : St.Michielsgest – 24/06/1934
Année Spirituelle : ‘s-Heerenberg – 07/09/1955
Serment : Totteridge – 06/07/1959
Prêtrise : Tilburg – 02/02/1960
27/10/1960 Apprend Chichewa Likuni Nyasaland
01/05/1961 Curate Guillemé, D. Lilongwe
29/06/1961 Curate Visanza
15/02/1962 Curate Madisi
01/07/1969 Parish Priest Madisi
26/08/1970 Parish Priest Mlale, D. Lilongwe, Malawi
01/01/1975 Curate Ludzi
01/01/1976 Parish Priest Nambuma
01/01/1982 Parish Priest Nathenje
01/01/1984 Parish Priest Ludzi, D. Lilongwe, Malawi
01/08/1991 Curate Kavala, D. Lilongwe, Malawi
10/11/1992 Curate Chezi, D.Lilongwe Malawi
01/12/2000 Ministry Lage Mierde, Nederland
01/07/2012 Residence H.C. Lage Mierde  Nederland
27-01-2014 Retour au Seigneur à Tilburg, aux Pays-Bas

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

Sector Assembly Kasisi 21-01-2014 21 PNGAbout 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 emergency and the second one on prostate cancer. Diabetes is predicted to exceed the ravages
of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the near future while prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the world among men.
The second talk on pastoral issues was offered by Dr. Fr. Leonard Namuhumba who is a lecturer at St. Dominic’s Major Seminary.
As usual, each community gave a report of their activities and brought their views and concerns on various questions related to our commitments and future engagements. Thanks to the Provincial Christopher Chileshe, using a PowerPoint presentation, the confreres got a better understanding of the decisions taken at the Plenary Council which took place in Ouagadougou, West Africa.
The end of the meeting ended with a farewell party in honour of Father Henk van der Steen who decided to retire in his native land in Holland.
For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow,
For he’s a jolly good fellow, and so say all of us!
Here some pictures of the event.

Declaration of Intent of Jean-Baptiste Todjro

Jean_Baptiste_TodjroThe St. Lawrence community is inviting all of us to the Declaration of Intent of our stagiaire Jean-Baptiste Todjro. The Eucharistic celebration will start at 9:00 hours on Sunday the 2nd February. This is an important step for Jean-Baptiste as he is expressing publicly his intention to pursue his formation to become a Missionary of Africa.

Let us make this event ours in a spirit of thanksgiving for the achievement of Jean-Baptiste as well as the entire St. Lawrence’s community.

See also the following link: Saint Lawrence Day Celebration; 10th August 2013

St-Lawrence church

Jubilee of Oath in SAP Province – 50 years

Pierre_Lafollie1964-02-07 Father Pierre Lafollie, French, currently in Kasama.

Luc_Antaya_20121964-06-25 Father Luc Antaya, Canadian, currently in Kasama.

Michel Merizzi 20131964-06-29 Father Michel Merizzi, Canadian, currently in Zambia waiting for a new appointment.

Death of Father Roland Jenrenaud in Switzerland

Dear confreres,
Father Roland Jeanrenaud died on 24th January 2014 at 5.40 p.m. at the home cared for by the Sisters of Saint-Paul in Fribourg at the age of 86.
He has been missionary in Zambia and in Switzerland.
Let us pray for him and for his relatives.
Fraternally yours
Bro. Clemens Nadler sec.
roland_jeanrenaud_pngNat.: Suisse
Diocèse d’origine : Fribourg
NAISSANCE : Genève 24/08/1927
Année Spirituelle: Maison-Carrée 29/09/1948
Serment: Thibar 26/06/1951
Prêtrise: Carthage 12/04/1952
Quelques livres qu’il a écrits
L’Evangile dans le désordre 156 pages – prix: € :10 – 2000
Paraboles à contre-jour 160 pages 18 € 2003
Visages et Regards 2003: 140 pages 20€
« Allo ! Jésus ? Pourquoi tu réponds pas ? » 2004 120 pages, prix € 19.00,
Jalons de la vie missionnaire du Père Roland Jeanrenaud
01/09/1952 St Maurice, Suisse
01/06/1953 Fort Rosebery N. Rhodesia (Zambia)
08/02/1954 Twingi 
22/09/1956 Lubwe 
27/02/1958 Chibote 
10/06/1961 Fort Rosebery 
01/01/1965 Ec.Dioc.Adjoint Fort Rosebery, Zambia
10/09/1968 Econome Diocésain Mansa 
01/01/1974 Vic.Gén.+Ec.Dioc. Mansa 
01/01/1985 Cath.Secretariate Lusaka 
10/06/1987 Session-Retraite Jérusalem 
01/12/1987 Judicial Vicar Chilubula, D.Kasama, Zambia
15/06/1995 Nommé en Sse PE.95/7 Suisse
10/09/1995 Econome Provincial Fribourg, Suisse
01/04/1997 Secrétaire Provinc. Fribourg 
15/09/1999 Session +70 Roma 
12/04/2000 Rédact.Suisse-Afriqu Fribourg, Suisse
30/05/2000 Elu Conseiller Provincial
01/09/2013 Résidence H.C.: Fribourg, Suisse
24-01-2014 Retour au Seigneur à Fribourg, Suisse

Newsletter South Africa no 35 – January 2014

Newsletter South Africa no 35 logo

JCTR Press Release 21th January 2014

JCTR Lusaka2013 Showed a Mixed Picture in Economic Performance
The year 2013 had its ups and downs in terms of the cost of living as measured by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection’s (JCTR’s) Basic Needs Basket.  A continued concern for the JCTR in 2013 is the persistently high cost of living. In 2013, the high cost of living stemmed mainly from high food prices. As a faith based organisation, to see the poor access their basic needs and rights, such as the right to food, is cardinal to improving living conditions and hence reducing poverty in Zambia. FULL TEXT 

Word of Gratitude form Lebombo Parish, South Africa

Lebombo Parish logoOn behalf of the Parish Pastoral Council and Fr. Crispin Vungwa, I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for the great support shown to us on the occasion of the untimely demise of Father Sebastien Ndrutsomi.   
Thank  you  for  the  gift  of  your  love,  sacrifice,  time  and  your  commitment  to  show solidarity and comfort to us.  Happiness is not found at the end of the journey but it is found as we plough along day after day with what God puts on our path.  The Parish was very united during these trying times and it is with renewed vigour that we will continue with the building of the Kingdom of God in our Lebombo community.  
May  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ  and  His  Blessed  Mother  hold  you  their  loving  embrace and bless you abundantly.  

Jean-Pierre Le Scour


You remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Fr. JPM Le Scour, M.Afr


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