Burundi 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
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
Parroquia Buen Pastor
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac • Father Jean Marie Bisimwa Isaac is the superior of the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Congo and the pastor of the parish of Bon Pasteur Kalundu. They are three Schoenstatt Fathers who have been working in this parish in eastern Congo for three years, taking care of the parishioners and the construction of the first Schoenstatt Shrine in this country. We asked: How is the construction of the Shrine being lived in the parish?  — The Schoenstatt Fathers arrivedRead More
six hours walking...
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa / Maria Fischer • What is apostolic zeal? Pope Francis has taken up again the theme of his catechesis on apostolic zeal, and in them he shows well-known and lesser-known models of “going the extra mile” to spread the word and share God’s mercy. During the almost 25 years of Schoenstatt.org, we have shown many such models. One of them is Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, a refugee from Burundi living in the Nakivale Refugee Camp in Uganda, a missionary of the Pilgrim Mother of Schoenstatt.Read 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
NIGERIA, Fr. Pablo Pol / María Fischer • November 1st, the Feast of All Saints, was a very special day for the community of Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria. On the grounds of the future shrine in Ibeju Lekki, near Lagos, Nigeria, a wayside shrine was blessed and the foundations of the future house of the Schoenstatt Fathers were laid at this place. — Fr. Alexandre Awi, the new Superior General of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Fathers, who came to Africa for the first time, presided over the celebration,Read More
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • The Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, since 2019 is the “place of origin” of the Schoenstatt Movement in this African country, thanks to the apostolic work of Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, who fled his native Burundi and works with the few items he got contacting Schoenstatt.org – some books in English, a Schoenstatt flag, several medals and pictures of the Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt, and, especially, one picture of the Pilgrim Mother. — IRead More
Ordination Burundi Congo

Posted On 11.04.2021In Covenant Life

Ordination in Burundi

CONGO/BURUNDI, Fr. Charles Ozioko/mf • April 11, Sunday of Mercy, was a feast for the Schoenstatt Fathers and the entire Schoenstatt Family of Burundi and Congo. Two Schoenstatt Fathers from Congo were ordained priests, and one seminarian from Burundi was ordained deacon in Mont Sion Gikungu in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. — In four languages – Kirundi, Kiswahili, French, and English – the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers invited to join the priestly ordination of Fr Emmanuel Kahawi, and Fr. Christian Murhabale, both from the diocese of Bukavu, Congo,Read More
Nakivale Pilgrim Mother
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • Despite of the pandemic and the difficult situation in the Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, the 8th largest refugee camp in the world, one single Pilgrim Mother is visiting there since 2019, uniting families in prayer and hope. — On 18th January 2021 Schoenstatt members and families who receive the Pilgrim Mother once again met together at Nakivale parish to renew the Covenant of Love. In Uganda we have a culture of giving thanks whenever we are happy about something; so, on thatRead More