How Redemptorists came to Zimbabwe

How Redemptorists Came to Zimbabwe It was in 1959 when Fr Gerald Hughes, C.Ss.R, who was the Provincial Superior of the Redemprosists in London, got a request from Archbishop Francis Markal, SJ to come and work in the Archdiocese of Harare. When the request came the Redemptorists who were already in South Africa, began to plan to come to Zimbabwe. …

Our lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Mabvuku) History

The advent of Mabvuku (St Fidelis Parish) By the year 1952, the Jesuits began pastoral work in Mabvuku because through the government urbanisation program a new township had been opened there. This is probably the date when Mass was first celebrated in the new suburb (the the letter issued after the purchase of the new piece of land in 1955). …

Infant Baptisms in Mabvuku Parish

On Saturday the 16th of Sptember 2017, Our lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Mabvuku welcomed 37 new members to the Catholic family as infants were baptized by Fr Brian Manyenga C.Ss.R Tose takabhabhatidzwa, takabhabhatidzwa naMweya mumwe chete……

Jubilee Celebrations of Sr Redempta God in Chiweshe Parish

On Satuday the 2nd of September 2017 we were celebrating the golden jubilee (50 years) of Sr Redempta Gondo, OV as a sister at Majome Primary school in Chiweshe. We were graced by some of her honourable students including the representantive of Gen Constantine Chiweshe (a former student of sister in the 1960s) Gen. Rugeje as well as other army …

Talks on Amoris Letitia by Fr Stephen Rehrauer

We the Redemptorist Region of Zimbabwe were honoured to have Fr Stephen Rehrauer, C.Ss.R, the Provincial Superior of the Redemprotist of the Denver Province. He came over to facilitate talks on Amoris Letitia held at Holy Trinity College in Harare, Zimbabwe as part of the seminar to begin a new academic year. The talks took place from the 9th to …

Annual Regional Retreat

On Sunday, 29 July the whole Region of Zimbabwe gathered at St Alphonsus House in Tafara to begin an annual retreat. The gathering began with evening prayer at 6:15 PM after which we were all welcomed by the vicar of the Region of Zimbabwe and superior of St Alphonsus House, Br. Benjamin Posvo C.Ss.R. After supper, we all got into …

2017 First Profession

Br Adam Mukabva and Alfred Zembe took their simply vows at Alphonsus House after a year of the noviciate experience under the care of Fr Joseph Musendami and Br David Nyamuronda. A mass which was attended by representatives of relatives, some parishioners from all Redemptorist parishes and the majority of Redemptorists resident in Zimbabwe was held at 10 AM on …

Fr David RaJu’s Memoirs

Fr David Raju joined the Redemptorist pre-noviciate of the Bangalore Province, India, in 1971 soon after finishing his high school studies. He was only 17 years old at that time and could hardly speak or even write the English language. In a way, his journey started 1971 when he became a Redemptorist trainee. He made his first profession on 31st …