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ZMB SALESIAN VICE-PROVINCE CELEBRATES ITS 8TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER

The 8th Provincial Chapter of the Vice-Province of Mary Help of Christians, ZMB was declared open by Fr. George Chalissery SDB, the Provincial of ZMB on 16th April 2016, at Provincal House, Chawama, Lusaka . The chapter commenced with the solemn Eucharistic celebration presided over by Most. Rev. Bp. Clement Mulenga sdb. The inaugural session proper began at 9.00 am. The Hymn on the Holy Spirit, the Gospel reading and the enthronement of the Sacred Scripture set the right mood of the chapter. The provincial and the moderator welcomed all the members of……

POPE FRANCIS’ APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION ON THE JOY OF LOVE

‘Amoris Laetiti’ ( The Joy of Love) is the post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, dated 19 March 2016, and was released on 8 April 2016. Amoris Laetitia is a profound reflection on the reality of family life in contemporary society, and Pope Francis has said the community should read the apostolic exhortation slowly and deliberately. The lengthy document affirms the Church`s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others. At the same time the text……

MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

I DREAM OF A SALESIAN FAMILY THAT CARRIES THE POOREST IN HER HEART Another dream of mine for the Salesian Family and for the friends of Don Bosco all over the world, as the fruit of this Bicentenary we lived as a year of grace of the Lord, is what was the norm of his life: carrying in one’s heart the poorest, especially children, boys and girls, young people, the most destitute, the most disadvantaged. As I am writing to you, I still have in my eyes and in my heart the……

INAUGURATION OF PDO OFFICE

The PDO office which is newly built was inaugurated at the occasion of the conclusion of the extra-ordinary visitation. Fr. Americo, the regional for Africa-Madagascar was the main celebrant for the blessing of this new construction. He solemnly conducted the blessing ceremony. At the presence of Fr. George Chalissery, the provincial and all the council members, he blessed the building. The Salesians from the neighbouring communities were also present. The Salesian Novices added real colour during the blessing with their singing, accompanied by Bro.Walter with guitar. The Salesian sisters from Lusaka graced……

REBUILDING A CHAPEL

Mwanamboko-Mansa (ZAMBIA) 20/01/2018. Villagers of Mwanamboko Centre in Mansa came together in numbers to work on the reconstruction of their chapel that was extensively damaged during a storm a few weeks ago. The roof was blown off, while the walls were collapsing due to the intense rains and the poor quality of the building material used in the construction….

CONCLUSION OF EXTRA-ORDINARY VISITATION

usaka (ZAMBIA) 24-25/09/2019 : Annual Rectors’ Meeting ZMB. Rectors from the four ZMB Countries (Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia) gathered at the provincial house to participate in the annual meeting for Rectors and Local Superiors of ZMB Vice Province. The meeting began on Tuesday 24 September and it was presided over by the provincial of ZMB, Fr Christopher Rychcik SDB. The main facilitator of the meeting was Fr Tresphord Chota SDB, Rector of Harare Community and Mission Delegate of ZMB who presented the Missionary Option of the Salesian Congregation in view of……