Every Child’s birthright: A fulfilling Childhood

By Fr Wiseman Nkomo

Holy Childhood Celebration at St Peregrine’s Primary School.

Of primary importance in a FULFULLING LIFE in general is having a living relationship with one’s creator. At the initial stages of life a person has to dedicate his or her life to God, that is, to live only for Him. In the final stages of life to place one’s life in God’s hands, with all its successes and failures, its times of joy and of sorrow. Continue reading “Every Child’s birthright: A fulfilling Childhood”

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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Pope Francis releases 2018 Lenten message

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Author: Pope Francis

2018 Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis
“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.[1] Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life. Continue reading “Pope Francis releases 2018 Lenten message”

Sixth Sunday Year ‘B’ Ordinary Time

by Fr. Wandile M Dlamini OSM

Theme: Although the first human beings, who were created to be full alive and healthy, sinned against God, God sent his Son Jesus to restore them to full life and health by reconciling them with God, neighbour, and themselves.

FIRST READING: Leviticus 13:1-2,44-45

This reading concerns the regulations enforced by the priests regarding certain bodily ailments which made a person to be considered unclean and a menace to the health of his neighbours. These laws about skin diseases reflect a theological not a medical concern. Because the Lord was the author of life, nothing that presented death was supposed to come into contact with anything that was part of the worship of God (the altar, priests, holy objects).

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