One of our fathers passes on

The late Father Mjengu (L) with Father Wanda (R)

by Maduduza Zwane

The St Joseph’s Sodality in the Diocese of Manzini in Swaziland is deeply saddened by the news of the passing-on to Eternal life of Father Vitus Mjengu. A beautiful soul, full of love and fatih, ascended to Heaven on the morning of the 6th November 2018. Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel. Fr. V. Mjengu turned his every thought into purposeful action in his own life that was dedicated totally to the service of God. He was the Lord’s willing instrument who had the strength and zealous commitment to carry out his vocation as a priest, embracing the cross of pain, failure and disrepute unreservedly in the knowledge that he would succeed in establishing families that were firmly rooted in true faith and totally dedicated to doing God’s will.

Many of us loved and honoured him as our friend. Father and Spiritual guide. We will never forget the image of his gentle and bright face, and his constant appeal to us all boBabe bakaJosefa Ocwebileyo to live fulfilled lives by our understanding and keeping of God’s commandments.
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and to the Diocese of Mariannhill where Father Mjengu devoted his life to helping as many people as possible to know God better. May God give them the strength to withstand the sudden shock.

“The upright person perishes and no one cares. The faithful is taken off and no one takes it to heart. Yes its because of the evil times the upright is taken off; he will enter peace, and those who follow the right way will find rest on their beds (Isiah 56: 1-2).”
“Peace i bequeth to you, my own peace i give you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me say: i am going away and shall return. If you loved me you would be glad that i am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you this now, before it happens, so that when it does happen you may believe (John 14: 27-29).”

Click on the link below to view details for the burial.

Diocese of Marianhill 2018