On March 14, 2018, the International Scholasticate in Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) marked Fr. Leo John Dehon’s 175th anniversary of birth with the installations of the scholasticate superior and the director of scholastics formation. Also, four scholastics received the ministry of acolyte and four as lectors.
Among those joining the community for the celebration were Bishop Zolile Mpambani, SCJ (Kokstad Diocese) and Fr. Bernard Sompane, SCJ (Provincial Superior of the RSA Province).
In his homily, Fr. Bernard mentioned our Founder’s great desire for mission, and closeness with Jesus in the Eucharist (Adoration).
Pictured: BACK ROW – Acolytes: Mario Francisco Egas (MOZ) and J. Dumbo Felisberto (ANG); Treasurer Fr. Kazimierz Gabryel (RSA), Bishop Petros Zolile Mpambani (RSA), Provincial Fr. Tente Bernard Sompane (RSA), Superior Fr. Jean-Claude Nkuka Kimbembe (RDC) and Director of Formation Fr. Gilbert Kamta Tatsi (CMR). FRONT ROW – Lector: Fracanza Soniva (MOZ); Acolyte: Joseph Razanatsoa (MAD); Lectors: Manuel Socrates Alferes Jose (MOZ) and Bernardo Antonio Herculano (MOZ); Acolyte: Francesco A. Bernardo Octavio (ANG); Lector: Francisco Feliz (MOZ).