Celebrating Consecrated Life

By Bishop Jose Luis IMC

The diocese of Manzini is blessed with the presence of eight religious communities: four male and four female. Some time ago I suggested to their delegates in the diocese to come together once a year and thank God for their call.


Last January, delegates from the female communities asked me to invite all religious and the diocesan priests for a day of reflection and prayer. The day: 2 February. The place: the bishop’s house.

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A new dawn at St Juliana’s Convent

by Sr Stephania Ngwenya OSM (Prior General)

On 6th January 2018, the Sisters Servants of Mary of Swaziland celebrated an extraordinary event whereby two Sisters were celebrating a Golden Jubilee and another one a Silver Jubilee.

The crowning moment of the event was the first profession of Sr. Temndeni Mndzebele who took the name of Teresa of Avila as her patron Saint. Continue reading “A new dawn at St Juliana’s Convent”

Fr Giorgio Massa IMC: Golden jubilee

By Bp José Luis IMC

Just a few days’ ago Fr Giorgio Massa IMC celebrated his Golden Jubilee. He was ordained priest on 23 December 1967. After his ordination he was in London for a short time before arriving in Cape Town (South Africa) where he had been sent for further studies. In the mind of the superiors he would then be sent to Kenya or Tanzania. Just that, in 1971 the Consolata Missionaries started a pastoral presence in the country in what was then the “Prefecture of Volskrust” (became “Diocese of Dundee in 1983).

Between that time and 2011 he spent most of his time in the Diocese of Dundee: Piet Retief, – Pongola, Damesfontein, Embalenhle, Madadeni… He also served for a short time in Mamelodi (Archdiocese of Pretoria) and Daveyton (Archdiocese of Johannesburg). Continue reading “Fr Giorgio Massa IMC: Golden jubilee”

Thanking our Religious Sisters

by Maduduza Zwane

Our Religious Sisters just like our priests are some of the hardest working members of the Church.

At Christ the King the Servite Sisters of Swaziland work every day, every weekend and on every holiday to prepare for the celebration of the Mass.

Over and above this duty at Christ the King they teach sacraments, manage the preschool and teach at our High School.

Their input cannot be taken for granted. I don’t even think they get a day off as priests do. Continue reading “Thanking our Religious Sisters”