Praying for healing

 By Bishop José Luis IMC

(On 11 February 2021, I presided Mass for the feast
of Our Lady of Lourdes – live streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Below is part of the homily)

The virus seems to be everything we can see in this moment. I would like to invite you to look deeper. To me, the virus has been like a magnifying glass revealing an unhealthy society. To avoid being too long, let me just point out a few things to help you understand what I am talking about. You could add your own: Continue reading “Praying for healing”

Called to lead during trying times

By Bishop José Luis IMC

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Livi laba yinyama!
The Word became flesh!

Our diocese celebrates once again having received the news that Dr Rosemary Khosi Mthethwa has been elected International President of CICIAMS (International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants – Vatican City). This is a very important recognition of the faith, dedication and capabilities that Dr Mthethwa has shown all her life.
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Holy Mass on our social media

As we go through the coronavirus pandemic, the diocese of Manzini will be offering different digital services in order to help everyone spiritually.

One of them is the Sunday celebration of Mass. On this fourth Sunday of Lent, Bishop José Luis IMC presided Mass at Little Flower chapel. Members of the sodality of St Cecilia joined him and led the hymns.

The Mass was pre-recorded due to the uncertainly of having a proper internet connection for a live streaming. Continue reading “Holy Mass on our social media”

Becoming a peaceful family and nation

by Bishop José Luis IMC

“Working for peace seems to be a common goal of many but the challenge is to agree on what the foundations for peace are. Having a look at the Popes’ messages for peace makes it easier to understand what we are talking about.”

Closing the diocesan week of prayer for peace I reflected during the homily on the challenges of working for peace and the way we understand peace.

On that Sunday’s gospel we read about John telling Jesus they had stopped someone casting out devils in His name because he was not following them. I believe Jesus’ reply (“You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me”) goes beyond not stopping someone from doing good but is also an invitation to work with others with whom we share the same goals and the same ways to achieve them. 

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