The fear to ask “why”

by Bishop Jose Luis IMC

During May I was asked to address members of the “Swaziland Council of Catholic Women” (SCCW) on “The Spiritual and Social approaches of the church to the suffering of the world”.

Preparing for the talk I remembered a story Bishop Barry Wood OMI used to tell us. Barry was the auxiliary bishop of Durban and a good friend. He died a year ago. We used to sit down next to each other at the bishops’ meeting.

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‘Do not grow tired of listening to the Church’

By Neliswa Mdluli

Bishop Jose Luis in His speech at the opening of the new maternity wing at St Theresa’s clinic, pleaded with the Minister for Health not to grow tired of listening to the Church, as the needs of the clinic were ever increasing.

The event took place at the clinic premises on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Below is His speech on the day.

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New members – Sacred Heart Sodality

by Babe Khoza

The 4th of March 2018, was a special day for us as the St. Joseph Sacred Heart Sodality, in that eight (8) of our new members took oath to God and received their crosses after successfully completing their six (6) month training which began in October 2017.

This of course followed Holy Mass which was celebrated by Fr. Dumsani Mazibuko. 

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First Diocesan gathering of Altar Servers

by Bishop Jose Luis

The idea was not new. It just took us time to launch it. Saturday 24 February saw the first gathering of Altar Servers in the Diocese of Manzini. Practically all the parishes were present though not all the altar servers serving in them could join us.

Fr Theodomir Sibomana (from Rwanda) worked on this idea during 2017. At the end of the year, when priests of the Diocese gather for the final meeting, he announced it would take place at our Cathedral. He then reminded them about it to make sure no one would be missed!

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