Blessing of solar panels

By: Bp José Luis IMC (Bishop of Manzini)

At the beginning of the Season of Creation  we gathered at St Theresa’s Clinic thanking God for the gift of the recently installed solar panels
Below is my address and the prayer we shared

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“In 2015 Pope Francis wrote an encyclical letter called “Laudato Si” about the care for creation, our common home.

He writes:  

Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years. Yet we are called to be instruments of God our Father, so that our planet might be what he desired when he created it and correspond with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness. The problem is that we still lack the culture needed to confront this crisis. We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths and meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations. (53)

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Covid-19 PPE donation

By: Tracy Jele 

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Eswatini healthcare sector, which has been met with monumental challenges in trying to cope with and respond to the pandemic. One of those major challenges has been the short supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Each and every day the healthcare workers risk their lives and improvise with what is available so as to continue providing healthcare services to the people of Eswatini, and as a result, the lack of PPE has propagated the spread and exacerbated the pandemic.

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CWL graces Christ the King

by Maduduza Zwane

The Catholic Women’s League in the Diocese of Manzini ascended to Christ The King Parish on May 19th, to grace the Parish by pinning (Kwamukela laba Nqonqotsako) six members at the Parish.

The Catholic Women’s League does charity work, care for the needy with love, and are very much concerned about this benevolent duty. The league has connection worldwide and links hands with people of other religions. Members are motivated to do their charity work by their theme “Thuma Mina” taken from Isiah 6:8 (Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”)
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St. Joseph Sodality Feast

by Maduduza Zwane

Last Saturday the 23rd February 2019, twenty-four (24) members of the St. Joseph Sodality in the Diocese of Manzini met at the Bishop’s House to mainly deliberate on the preparations for the Feast of St. Joseph this year.

The feast of St. Joseph is held on March 19 each year to show hospitality to the patron saint of fathers, families, workers, and the Church . Because the 19th falls midweek, the feast will be held on the 23rd March. This year the sodality resolved that the feast of St. Joseph be held at St. Philips in partnership with the Commission for Justice and Peace. There will be presentations on church issues, the life of St. Joseph, health matters and justice in peace. Refreshments will be shared with the disadvantaged and vulnerable. All these activities will happen after mass which will be followed by an adoration of the Eucharist and benediction. Continue reading “St. Joseph Sodality Feast”