“Nangu umpristi wenu omusha sha!’’

By Vusizwe Motsa

It has been a while since the Catholic Church in Eswatini received the gift of a new priest. It is always a jubilant and extraordinary celebration when this happens. On Saturday, 8th June 2019, it was not different. His Lordship, Bishop Jose Luis Gerardo Ponce de Leon IMC ordained Dabulamanzi Ntshangase to the priesthood at the Cathedral in Manzini. Hundreds of people from all over the diocese and neighbouring country South Africa came to witness this celebration.

Even before 10am, the Cathedral was already packed to the rafters. Throngs of people were already inside when the Bishop, the clergy, seminarians and altar servers made their procession inside while the Choir rendered entrance hymns. The candidate’s (Dabulamanzi) parents, other family members and friends were among those present. Continue reading ““Nangu umpristi wenu omusha sha!’’”

Memorial Lecture for Late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane

By Maduduza Zwane

Embezzlers of Charity Funds are Murderers – Archbishop Slettary

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in partnership with the Good Shepherd Parish hosted a memorial lecture in memory of the late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane on Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Parish’s High School.

The late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane was awarded by the South African Government led by Thabo Mbeki then with the order of the companion of O.R Tambo in Bronze for his caring ministry to both South African and Mozambican refugees; his strategy to pull communities out of poverty; his support for the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the strength to rid churches in Swaziland of their imperial trappings and colonial tendencies. Continue reading “Memorial Lecture for Late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane”

The House is on Fire!

By Maduduza Zwane

At Late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane’s Memorial Lecture

The House is on Fire – By Bishop Jose Luis Ponce de Leon

At the memorial lecture of the late Bishop Mandlenkosi Zwane at Good Shepherd Parish on the 11th May 2019 hosted by the Catholic Commission of Justice and Peace, Diocese of Manzini Bishop Jose in his introductory remarks told the audience that the House is on Fire regarding the destruction of the environment.

Christians must move swiftly to put off the fire otherwise they will fail to return the gift of the planet by God in the condition that God entrusted it to the people who are in his image. Continue reading “The House is on Fire!”

“Come after me and I will make you fishers of men”

by Nkhosing’phile Cyprian Ngwenya

Matthew 4: 19 “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men”.

My name is Nkhosing’phile Cyprian Ngwenya, a 27 year old man of Mbelebeleni, Luve. I am born and raised in a staunch Catholic family. I am the first born in my family, followed by two sisters and a single brother. I was baptised at Florence Parish, where the faith was imparted to me.

My academic journey began at Florence Primary School from the year 2001 to 2007. I then proceeded to my Secondary/Higher education at Florence High School where I completed in the year 2012. Currently I am doing my fourth year of formation at St John Vianney Seminary in Pretoria. My journey of formation started at Mater Dolorosa Parish in the year 2015, as a “Come and See” program. I then proceeded to the Our Lady of Assumption (Cathedral) under the supervision of Rev. Fr. Sandile Stanley Mswane. On the year 2016, I went to St Francis Xavier Seminary, in Cape Town where I spent a year. It is after this period that I then enrolled to the above mentioned institution where I am currently pursuing my bachelors of Arts degree in philosophy.
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