Africa Tag

BURUNDI, Fr. Herménégilde COYITUNGIYE • The Sunday of Mercy, April 7, 2024, was a day of great joy in the Schoenstatt Shrine for Peace and Reconciliation in Mont Sion Gikungu for the Schoenstatt Fathers, for the faithful who visit our Shrine, and also for those who are attached to the Shrine from our neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. — The Mass was scheduled for 10.00 a.m., but from 9.30 a.m. heavy rain set in, so that we could not enter the church in a long procession,Read More
Pfarrei Bon Pasteur in Kalundu in der Diözese Uvira
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Fr. Jean Marie Bisimwa • Since October 11, 2020, we Schoenstatt Fathers have been working as missionary priests in the Bon Pasteur parish in Kalundu in the diocese of Uvira. When we arrived in Uvira, we had neither a house nor an address. Sebastian Muyengo, the bishop of the diocese of Uvira, provided us with a house where we could live and fulfill our mission. — At that time, we Schoenstatt Fathers wanted to establish a first branch in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serveRead More
Jude Nwebonyi
NIGERIA, Editor • “It is with a heavy heart that we, the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria, announce the death of our confrere, Jude Nwebonyi,” says Father Charles Ozioko, Rector of the Formation House of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Ibadan. — The young seminarian, who was so eagerly preparing for the priesthood to serve the Church in the Covenant of Love, died in a fatal accident yesterday, 2 January 2024. Our prayers are with Jude Nwebonyi, his family and the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria.Read More
Nakivale visit
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa / Maria Fischer • It was a real Christmas surprise in the parish of Nakivale, the parish of the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda. The young and enthusiastic Schoenstatt Family, founded by a refugee from Burundi, received a visit from Burundi. Father Alain Amani, a Congolese priest, arrived after the second Christmas Mass and met with about 60 Schoenstatters, some of them from the Pilgrim Mother Campaign. — Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa was in the parish of Buhungiro for Christmas preparations, and when he returnedRead More
Nigeria Covenant of Love
NIGERIA, Fr. Jude Eze, ISch. •  October 29, 2023, the closing day of the World Synod on Synodality, was a historic day at the Victory Shrine of Our Lady of Schoenstatt, Ibadan, Nigeria, as the first group of couples from the Lagos Schoenstatt Family sealed their Covenant of Love. This group of families came together from different parishes in Lagos through the instrumentality of Fr. Jude Eze, ISch, a Schoenstatt Father who works in a parish in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, who accompanies the group. The Covenant of LoveRead More
Schoenstatt Uganda Nakivale
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • The Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement in Uganda, at Nakivale parish, Diocese of Mbarara, welcomed new members in a beautiful celebration on Sunday, July 16. The parish is part of the Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, one of the biggest in Africa. Schoenstatt began here a couple of years ago when Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, a Schoenstatt member from Burundi, arrived here as refugee. — Most refugees in the settlement are Congolese although the population is heterogeneous with many cultures and groups from different nationalities: Burundi,Read More
UGANDA, Maria Fischer • The first real life covenant day photos of this August 18, 2022 reached me short after starting my work, and they came from Uganda, exactly from the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, hosting 119,587 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea. One of them is Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, from Burundi. Since he came there, he works to spread Schoenstatt, with one Pilgrim Mother and the great missionary zeal in his heart. — Uganda isRead More
Ulli Grauert
WORLD CLIMATE SUMMIT, Ulrich Grauert / Maria Fischer • Tuesday 9, 2021, Swiss Interholco AG has organized a side-event in Glasgow at the World Climate Summit with the intention to demonstrate the synergy between the Congolese state and private sector (FSC-certified timber industry) aimed at effectively maintaining a forest area whose inhabitants and biodiversity are sensitive to climate change. Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert, Schoenstatt member and Founder of IKAF (International Kentenich Academy for entrepreneurs and leaders), shares his presentation with the users of — In the context of WorldRead More
UGANDA, Maria Fischer with Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • It is 70 km from Nakivale parish in the largest African refugee camp, where Burundian refugee Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, lives, to the post office in Mbarara and the post box of the Catholic parish of Mbarara, which he can use to receive parcels. Due to corona, there is no taxi and no public transportation system. But Jean de Dieu urgently wanted to go to Mbarara to pick up the parcel that had arrived from Schoenstatt… — So, he took hisRead More
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa • The Pilgrim mother Nr.  58 of the modality of “Founding” arrived in Uganda, arrived in Uganda on the 15th august, 2019. This picture of the Pilgrim Mother blessed on 21st may, 2016 in the national shrine of Argentina, is the only one present in Uganda. —   The first and only Pilgrim Mother in Uganda, is working in the Nakivale Parish in the district of Isingiro – Africa`s oldest refugee camp. From here, the coordinator and missionary, a refugee from Burundi, asked the staffRead More