Religious life continues to be a pillar for the Catholic Church’s growth

By CCN Reporter

Sr. Charity Rabson, Sr. Claris Huta and Sr. Redemptor Samungure took their final vows as Carmelite Sisters.

Religious life continues to be a pillar for the growth of the Church as more men and women dedicate themselves to serve in its structures. Every year, the Church witnesses the reception of men and women into different stages of religious life. Six January, the feast of the Epiphany, is an important day for the local female religious congregations in Zimbabwe as they welcome new members and celebrate the profession of temporary and perpetual vows of those who would have satisfied the criteria of religious formation.

Sr. Redemptor Samungure, Sr. Charity Rabson and Sr. Claris Huta took their final vows under the congregation of the Carmelite Sisters in Mutare on 6 January 2023. Bishop Paul Horan celebrated mass for the Sisters.

LCBL Sisters Vimbai Gumbo, Violet Mutungira, Christine Tsaurai and Chipo Tiyaenda after taking their final vows.

On 7 January, the Archdiocese of Harare witnessed the final profession of four Little Children of the Blessed Mary Sisters (LCBL). The four are Sr. Chipo Tiyaenda, Sr. Christine Tsaurai, Sr. Vimbai Gumbo and Sr. Violet Mutungira. The profession was held at Regina Mundi in Highfield, Harare and Archbishop Robert Ndlovu led the proceedings.

Front row from left to right- Srs. Pelagia Muchenje, Clara Mapiye, Rudo Mugumburwa and back row from left to right Srs. Tendai Mamombe and Sr. Martha Zariro.

The jubilation mood also prevailed in Gweru Diocese where SJI Sisters Clara Mapiye, Pelagia Muchenje, Rudo Mugumburwa, Tendai Mamombe and Martha Zariro took their final vows on 6 January 2023 at Driefontein Mission while Sisters Sharon Sibanda, Heather Tarungamiswa and Fungai Gwapedza had their first profession on 3 January 2023 at Bethlehem House.

Srs. Sharon Sibanda, Heather Tarungamiswa and Fungai Gwapedza made their first vows as SJI Sisters.

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