Living in a Catholic Marriage

by Maduduza Zwane

Below is Maduduza Zwane’s speech during the couples dinner hosted by Sts Peter & Paul Parish on 15th February 2019 at St Theresa’s Hall.

I am Maduduza Gabriel Zwane, a member of the Christ The King Parish Pastoral Council, and Chairman of the St. Joseph Sodality.

Together with my wife Thandie we assist our parish in preparing potential couples for marriage in the church. The Priest and couples the we have counselled are happy with our sharing of our experiences in marriage with those who intend getting married in the church. Continue reading “Living in a Catholic Marriage”

CWL activities for January 2019

by Sisana Lutya-Mondlane

CWL started the year on a high note following their Motto of Charity Work and Loyalty. On the 6th of January, 2019 CWL joined the Sisters at St Juliana on the Sunday of the Epiphany of The Lord, and the celebration of the Golden Jubilee for Sister Mamba celebrating fifty years as a dedicated servant of the Lord and Sister Alexia who was celebrating her Silver Jubilee twenty five years, of her selfless life and commitment to the Lord. This day was indeed a memorable day, and CWL members came in their numbers.

On the Feast of the baptism of the Lord, on the 13th of January, CWL Executive visited St Peregrine’s in Bulandzeni to rekindle the light with CWL ladies. The members were given an opportunity to present their challenges, achievements and the proposed way forward. The members were encouraged and uplifted by the visit and looked forward to the visitation by the entire CWL group. One member showed interest of joining the Sodality. The visit was a blessing. Continue reading “CWL activities for January 2019”

I will never forget you (Isiah 49:15)

by Bishop Jose Luis

It has become a tradition. I never asked when it started. I inherited from my predecessor Bishop Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu OSM when I became apostolic administrator of Manzini in 2012. Every year in January, teenagers or their relatives come to the Catholic bishop for some help to pay their High School fees.

Initially, as I shared in the past, I would do this alone. My secretary would let me know how much we had been able to collect during the previous year and I would just help on a first come first served basis.

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“I enjoyed beating stones”

By Mbongiseni Dlamini

Our diocese has been blessed with eight seminarians at present. We asked each one of them to prepare a brief article about their calling and this is what Mbongiseni had to say.

I am Mbongiseni Dlamini, 28 years old from Nkambeni. I’m from an extended family, I’m a first and last born to my mom but to dad I’m a third born. I did my primary at Bhalekane Primary then I went to Sikhunyane high.

I am from a Catholic family. My grandmother was a member of the St Ann’s Sodality. My parish is St Peregrine’s Mission, but I am from an outstation (Good Samaritan) at Nkambeni. When I was young and in primary level I first wanted to be a teacher. I would teach stones at home during holidays because I enjoyed beating the stones, but as I grew up, my wishes changed, I wanted to be a nurse. I was fascinated by their uniform. Then again, when I was doing my form three, things changed.

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