Month: February 2015

Death of Father Louis Vielfaure, M. Afr.

Louis Vielfaure 2015 copieFather Julien Cormier, Provincial of the Americas, informs you of the death of Father Louis Vielfaure, M. Afr. He died on February 14, 2015, in Saint Boniface, Manitoba (Canada), at the age of 86 years of which 61 of missionary life in Zambia and Canada.

Let us pray for the repose of his soul.

Launching of the year dedicated to consecrated life – Marian Shrine – Lusaka, February 07, 2015

Banner finalThe official opening of the Year Dedicated to Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Lusaka was celebrated at the Marian Shrine in close accord with the Zambian Association of Sisters (ZAS), the Association of Religious Men in Zambia (ARMZ), the Association of the Diocesan Priests of Lusaka (AZADCC), the National Council for the Laity, the Pastoral Coordination of the Archdiocese of Lusaka and the National Joint Committee (NJC).

The happening attracted over 800 Religious, women and men, Diocesan Priests and Laity from every corner of the Diocese of Lusaka. The Congregations display an exhibition showing their charism.

Four speakers elaborated the theme dedicated to Consecrated Life and Development. Those were Father Freeborn Kikombwe, Sister Nsofwa, Father Leonard Namuvumba and Mister Kusiyo Mbikusita Lewanika.

As proposed by our Pope Francis, we look to the past with gratitude, we live the present with passion and we embrace the future with hope.

Mafrwestafrica – Lettre du 14 février 2015

cropped-mafrwestafrica-02.jpgAujourd’hui, les Missionnaires d’Afrique de l’Ouest vous proposent de visiter de nouvelles pages sur leur site :

Dans la rubrique « Actualités » :

« Conférence à la COSMAM », laquelle conférence était donnée par le Père Richard Baawobr, lors de la troisième assemblée de la Confédération des Supérieurs Majeurs d’Afrique et de Madagascar(lire la suite) 

« La paroisse de Zinder sous le choc » suite aux violences du 16 janvier 2015 auxquelles il a déjà été fait allusion sur notre site, quelques images bien réelles publiées sur le site de la paroisse.(lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Témoignages »,

« Emmanuel Ngona, 25 ans de serment » : un texte écrit par le Père Emmanuel Ngona, Assistant Général, à l’occasion de son jubilé(lire la suite)

« Livres sur l’histoire des Missionnaires d’Afrique ». Une série de publications diverses existe depuis 2002, et il est possible d’y avoir accès. La dernière parution raconte le voyage du Père Voillard en Afrique(lire la suite)

« Lien entre famille et vie consacrée », ce qu’en pense un Missionnaire d’Afrique originaire du Burkina. Il a vécu son stage en Zambie, a étudié la théologie à Nairobi, a été nommé à Kinshasa en 2008 et est présentement à Rome. (lire la suite) 

« Qui porte l’Évangile ? » selon le Père Sarti, ce n’est le privilège de personne. Il raconte comment un « païen » l’a évangélisé(lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Dialogue interreligieux » :

« Les bienfaits du dialogue et sa nécessité », merci encore au site de l’Action pour la Rencontre des Cultures et des religions en Europe pour toute l’information mise à disposition(lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Justice et Paix » :

« Journée contre la traite des personnes », le 8 février 2015, l’Église s’est mobilisée pour la première journée internationale contre la traite des personnes(lire la suite) 

« Éliminer la pauvreté, c’est possible », un article de « Voix d’Afrique » qui détaille ce que sont les OMD (Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement) – (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Vu au sud, vu du sud »:

« Habib Bourguiba » un article du dernier numéro de Voix d’Afrique (décembre 2014) au sujet d’un des « Pères de l’Afrique » d’aujourd’hui. (lire la suite)

FENZA Book Launch Invitation – Friday 27th Feb. 2015

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FENZA (Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia)

Cordially invites you to attend the book launch of

Unseen Worlds 01Unseen Worlds: Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism

By Bernhard Udelhoven

Friday 27th February 2015, 15:00 -17:00 hrs

At Faith and Encounter Centre,

Off Leopards Hill Road, next to Yatsani Radio

 You are welcome to join us on this joyful occasion!

The book (453 Pages) will be sold for K 80.00

See the link:

UNSEEN WORLDS, Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism

Community project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, third report

Construction Congo 13-02-2015 04 copieYou may remember the first report put on SAP Blog on March 19 about the construction of a health centre in DRCongo supported by our confreres Faustin who has moved from Zambia to South Africa. The second report gave more explanation about the progress made. We see today the result of hard work. Congratulation! Community project in the Democratic Republic of Congo Community project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, second report

Death of the father of Christophe Boyer, M.Afr

Christophe BoyerMany have expressed their condolences on WhatsApp to Christopher Boyer who lost his father Henri (Jules Benoit) Boyer who died this morning (7th Feb) in Essonnes, France, where he was hospitalized. He was 83 years old. Christophe is flying tomorrow to attend the funerals which will take place on Thursday morning in St-Laurent d’Olt.

We wish to express to him our sincere condolences. 

Prayer against human trafficking – 8th February 2015

International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.

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Newsletter South Africa No 47 – 26th January, 2015

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Declaration of Intent of Frédéric Somda in Kitwe, Zambia

Frédéric Somda Declaration of Intent 2014 13 copieGreetings! My declaration of intent went on well on the 1st February 2015 in Kitwe. Fr. Felix Kamunenge, the Parish Priest, received it with joy on behalf of the Provincial. The parishioners supported me with good songs and prayers. To God be the glory for his goodness to me. These are some photos of the event:

UNSEEN WORLDS, Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism

Unseen Worlds 01“This book is dedicated to all those who experience evil or ambivalent spiritual powers in their lives. In a special way, I dedicate it to the people who have shared with me and with our pastoral groups their inner experiences with such powers. They have proven that encounters with these forces do not need to lead to suspicions, accusations, fear and despair. This book is a witness that they can lead to growth, reconciliation, and to a wider sense of belonging.”

Those are the words of the author, Bernhard Udelhoven, M.Afr, who has just published an outstanding book of 453 pages on a very difficult but increasingly important subject in today’s life in Zambia. Themes such as spirits, devil, power, deliverance, prayer, ritual, witchcraft, Satanism, inculturation and the charismatic Church, are abundantly studied in the book. It is a masterpiece that every pastoral worker should read.

How to help people affected by witchcraft or demons. How to intervene when witchcraft accusations rip communities apart. How to help pupils who claim contact with occult forces. 

Bernhard Udelhoven 03Already available at the price of 100 Zambian Kwacha, the book will officially be launch at a later date which will be announced in due time. Please contact FENZA or the Office of the Secretariat of the Missionaries of Africa in Woodlands, Lusaka.

By Bernhard Udelhoven, M.Afr, FENZA Publication, Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia, Lusaka, 2015.

Click on the following picture to order the book on Internet. Then, simply click on “Add to Cart” and follow the normal procedure. Enjoy the reading.

Unseen Worlds pageSee also the following link:

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