Institute Leadership Council visit to the Areas of Mozambique and Zambezi

Posted May 21, 2024

In March and April, the Leadership Council of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, formed by Sisters Margaret Fielding, Paré Moreira, Ana Luísa Pinto and Sipiwe Phiri, visited the Area of Zambezi (Zambia & Zimbabwe) and Mozambique.

Leadership Council’s with the Chinhoyi Community, Zimbabwe
RSHM Life Center Clinic, Zimbabwe
Sr. Carol, Sr. Joyce, Novice Piedosa and Sr. Previladge. Dangamvura Community in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe, the Leadership team met with sisters and collaborators who work at the RSHM Life Centre Clinic, the pre-novices and women who are taking part in the Come and See Programme (both in Chinhoyi). They also visited communities such as Dangamvura, in Mutare and Harare.

St. Mulumba Special School, Monze (Zambia)
The Council at the Farm Project, Zambia.

During the same period, the leaders were also in Zambia, where they visited St. Joseph’s Secondary School and the Farm Project, in Chivuna, which aims to help women, mainly widows and single mothers, with food security. In the country, the sisters also visited communities in Choma, Lusaka, and met with the Novitiate community and pre-novices.

Leadership Council with the Novitiate, Zambia.
The first year novices: from left Belinda, Flavia, Esther, Luyando, Jacinta and Obrit, Zambia.

In Mozambique, the Council had the joy of visiting places like Inhazonia, Beira, Gurué, Manje, Quelimane and Maputo, where they were welcomed by the sisters, collaborators and extended family. The group visited communities such as Casa Gailhac (Quelimane), Nossa Senhora da Esperança Community (Maputo), and Madre S. Jean Community (Maputo).

ILC with the Area Council of Mozambique: Srs. Maria, Flora, Ana, Lu­ísa-Margaret, Valeria, Paré Sipiwe and Anatencia.
Casa Gailhac Community in Quelimane. From left to right: Srs Hillaria, Ana, Luísa, Paré, Alzira, Sipiwe, Margaret, Teresa, Petronella and Isaura.
The Council with the Extended Family in Maputo, Mozambique.

They also attended the ceremony marking the perpetual vows of Sister Aelita Otavia da Silva, in Zambia, and Sisters Joanita José and Izaura Paulino, in Mozambique. 

Sr. Aelita Otavia da Silva, in Zambia. Imagem Facebook Emmanuel Haambokoma.
Sr. Izaura Paulino during the celebration of her perpetual vows in Mozambique.
Sr. Joanita José during the celebration of perpetual vows in Mozambique.

“How beautiful is the community where there is only one spirit and one heart.” (GS/21/II/77/A. Vol. I, p. 292.)

Learn more about Mozambique’s visit here.

Learn more about Zambezi’s visit here.

See all the photos from the visit on Facebook @RSCM RSHM   

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