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New Mission in Zimbabwe

In December 2010 the sisters of the Zimbabwean Region opened a new ministry on a remote mission station called Nesigwe in the diocese of Gokwe. Gokwe is west of Harare, on a high, hot and dry plateau. The land is poor and services (electricity and water) non-existent. The local people are Ndebele and speak a different language from our sisters, which is just one more challenge. Bishop Floro, from whom there had been a long standing invitation to start in his diocese, has a policy of building mission stations first and then inviting the religious in to run them. The mission consists of several buildings including a pre-school that has never been operative, a social centre, a small church, a large hall, and houses for the priests and the sisters. The two CJ pioneers are Srs Magna Maminimini CJ and Monica Mujera CJ. Already they have cleaned and equipped the house, sunk a bore hole, purchased a generator, and Sr Monica has begun to teach at the local diocesan school. There is enough work for twenty sisters there, but it is good to have made a start.
 
Pictures below: Sr Magna at the gate of the Mission Station, CJ house, Local Family.
 

This news item expired on 01/12/2011.



MARY WARD BEATIFICATION PROCESS

The diocesan investigation into the ‘miracle healing’ of a boy from Brixen in north Italy in 1936 was opened in the diocese of Bozen-Brixen in July 2010, and was completed in November 2010. The picture on the left shows the opening of the diocesan process. The centre picture is of Franz Putzer, the 12-year old who was suffering from a dangerous form of tubercular meningitis for which there was then no medical cure. His mother prayed that Mary Ward would intercede for her son to be healed. He made a full and rapid recovery. The picture on the right shows Mgr Golser, the bishop of Bozen-Brixen, handing the sealed documents of the case to Dr.Ambrosi, the postulator for the cause of Mary Ward. The documents have now been presented to the Vatican Congregation that will take the process on to its next stage.
 
   

This news item expired on 30/04/2011.



AUGSBURG EXHIBITION

The title of the Mary Ward Exhibition in Augsburg, which was officially opened on September 24th 2010, is: ‘In the Crossfire - 400 years of Mary Ward and her Enterprise’. It brings together the many pictures, art works, archive material and other interesting items connected with Mary Ward and our foundation mainly from within the Middle European Province but beyond as well. All together over three hundred guests came together for the inaugural Mass in Augsburg Cathedral celebrated by Cardinal Wetter, which was followed by the official opening of the Exhibition and lunch.
 
   

This news item expired on 01/01/2011.