A new borehole for Hlabisa
To the Bishop, the Donors and everyone who made possible for us to have a borehole again... Thank you very much. And we pray that God may bless you abundantly.Read more...
They drilled 120 metres. It was such a mess in the place (muddy). They told us that level of water is enough to pump 3500 liters per hour. I think this is great!!! Pure gift from God...
With Sr. Anna Rose, since yesterday, we were praying and waiting for this moment of water pumping from the heart of the earth. The way the poor men worked... and we wait and prayed and prayed for God's goodness and generous gift of water.
CARITAS CHRISTI URGET NOS
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The Latin phrase, ‘Caritas Christi Urget Nos' translates in English as ‘the love of Christ urges us on.' This phrase is taken from St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians (2Cor. 5:14). Paul used it to demonstrate to the believers in Corinth his inner drive and motive that compels him to go out and zealously proclaim and witness the Gospel of Christ.
This phrase has also been used to describe Joseph, Mary and Jesus journey to Egypt. It is their love for Jesus that moved them to flee for refuge in Egypt for the safety of Child Jesus. In this artistic image we see Joseph, Mary and Jesus on their journey to Egypt and below the inscription of the words ‘CARITAS CHRISTI URGET NOS'.
This inner drive of St. Paul's zeal and passion for his missionary work has inspired foundations of missionary congregations (for example, Pallotines) to go out to witness and share Christ's love with others especially in places where the gospel has not yet been heard. Some of the missionaries leave their countries to places where the living conditions are very harsh and severe due to wars and epidemics. Yet, they find joy in serving in such places because of the love of Christ that moves, constrains and compels them.
To the Christians, this phrase is an invitation that Christ's love for them which was manifested on the cross should be their sole motivation, their source of strength, their desire and their guiding force that moves them to go out and share this love in fellowship with others and in so doing witness and proclaim God's love to others.
St Lucia, moving to a new place
On Sunday 8 June 2013, the community of St Lucia gathered to celebrate Mass at the Chapel for the last time.
The following Sunday, Mass was celebrated at the "Seasands Lodge".
If you come to St Lucia, join us on Sundays at the "Seasands Lodge" at 08.00 hs for the celebration of the Mass
Last Wednesday we had the "Consultors' meeting", a group of priests of the Vicariate with whom I meet every three months (for three hours) to share on important matters of the life of the Vicariate.
From left (after myself, the Bishop), Fr Daniel Nkosi, Fr Wilbert Mkhwanazi (both of them diocesan priests), Fr Declan Doherty OSM (Vicar General), Fr Thulani Ntsele OSM, Fr Mel Loftus OSM (Delegate Superior of the OSM).
It is a very balanced group where:
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