Visit of Phelim Malumo to the University-Studium Theologicum Salesianum in Jerusalem

Theologicum_Salesianum_01Dear Confrere,
This morning I accompanied our Theology students (10) to the University. The University-Studium Theologicum Salesianum- is run by Salesians. It is a Pontifical University affiliated to Rome. Presently it has 62 students in total. A few lay students also. The M.Afr have ten Theology students, 4 in the first year, 1 in the second yr, 1 also in the third year and 4 Deacons in the fourth year. Our students come from various countries-Zambia, Burkina Faso, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Ghana. The Rector at St Anne, Dominique teaches Church History. I had also the opportunity to following the morning’s lectures including, Trinity class, taught by Bill, our confrere. The College Principal is from India-Salesian and the Administrator is a Kenyan. Our Theologians go for classes from Monday till Saturday, and they have to walk a distance of about 45min from St Anne (East Jerusalem-Old City-Arab & Palestinian area) to West Jerusalem (New City-Jewish area). Today, at 11.00, we took a short break from a lecture in Spiritual Theological to bid farewell to the Ghanaian Cardinal-Peter Turkson, who had come for a visit. It was a good to see where our students learn, the environment and to follow a few lectures with them. Our Deacon, and Zambian confere, Emmanuel Mubanga is studying at the college. He is appearing in a few pictures I have attached.
God Bless and May the Souls of all the Faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Eternal Peace.
Phelim Malumo, M.Afr
Additional news: Warm greetings from the Holy Land

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Phelim Malumo at the Dead Sea

Phelim_PaulYesterday we just celebrated Zambia’s 49 Independence Day. Though very far, I was able to celebrate the Day along the Dead Sea with Session participants. I had a vanilla ice cream before going to take a bath in the salty Dead Sea. It seems it is the lowest point on earth, 400 meters below the sea level, and you can feel it. Along the sea, they also discovered scrolls and it is believed that John the Baptist lived there. What a marvel and wonder! Many people come to the sea for healing and bathing, but also for conversion. Before coming to the Dead Sea, we visited the Negev Wilderness and Beersheba, the Homeland. There you see how mighty our God and his providence is. Attached are some photos for 24th Independence day. It ended with a lovely cake in the evening with the St Anne’s community.
Have a joyful weekend,
Phelim Malumo, M.Afr

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Greetings from Phelim Malumo in Jerusalem

Phelim Malumo Israel 02I just finished the Pilgrimage in Galilee. What an interesting, fascinating and renewing experience. Visiting and walking in the places Jesus lived. It was indeed a time of discovery and growth in faith; a moment of appreciation and revelation for me. Praying on the boat on the Sea of Galilee, bathing in the Jordan and relaxing on the Mountain of the Beatitudes. I had the privilege to visit the following places: the land of Dan and Naphtali; Lebanon border; Syrian border; Jordan border; the town of Nazareth; the Jordan River sources; the wilderness experience; lake side Eucharist along Lake Tiberias; mount Tabor of the transfiguration; Jesus baptismal place in the Jordan; Jericho. I met many pilgrims from Africa, Europe, Asia, America and some even from South Africa, to mention but a few. This weekend, I am trying to integrate this one week experience. We are at about half way through the Pilgrimage. Very historical and divine experience for me!
Receive my Greetings from the Holy Land. Shalom!
Phelim Malumo, M.Afr

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News from Phelim Malumo in Jerusalem

Congregation of Betharram logo 2Dear Confreres,
Just to let you know that I arrived safely on Sunday morning at around 03.40 hrs in Tel Aviv. Fortunately, I was picked by Emmanuel our Zambian Deacon and Limo (Deacon from Kenya).
I had at least one hour thirty minutes to get ready for Galilee-Nazareth about 160 km from Jerusalem. We had some stop overs along the way. We first stopped in Caesarea; thereafter we went to Megiddo. After Megiddo, we moved to Haifa and visited the World Centre of the Baha’i Faith on Mount Carmel. We also visited the Carmelite Church and had about one hour of prayer in the chapel dedicated to the Prophet Elijah. The final journey was to Nazareth itself and we arrived around 18.00 hrs. We are lodging in Bethharam, a beautiful lodge running by religious Fathers. Immediately after Supper, I went for a long rest as I was very tired. This morning I feel very flesh and ready to visit various places and sites around Nazareth. 
Thanks for your prayers and support. Many greetings from the Holy Land.
Fr Phelim Mutambekwa Malumo M.Afr.
See also: Some news about Phelim Malumo
And: Funeral of the parents of Father Phelim Malumo in Mongu, Zambia

Some news about Phelim Malumo

Ste Anne church in Jerusalem
Ste Anne church in Jerusalem

Phelim got problems at the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi. He was there on Monday and could get his visa only on Friday. Moreover, he was told that his flight was delayed from Friday night to Saturday, arrival in Jerusalem on Sunday morning at about 5 hours. Consequently, he will remain with about an hour and a half before moving into the bus going for the Galilee tour which is an essential part of the session.

Let us hope that Phelim will find ways to relax in the plane before arriving in Jerusalem. What a story! In a message, Don Anderson is wishing him to have a safe flight and good humour in the last hurdles.

So is our bidding for him. For Phelim, all the session participants and the staff, have a wonderful experience in Galilee.

Funeral of the parents of Father Phelim Malumo in Mongu, Zambia