Nakivale Tag

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
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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, 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
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 – 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
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
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
UGANDA, Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa/Maria Fischer • Nakivale refugee camp is a settlement located in the Isingiro District of Southwestern Uganda, and it hosts more than 100,000 refugees From Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and so-called “mixed people”… It is here, where Jean de Dieu Ntisumbwa, a Schoenstatt member, a refugee from Burundi who left his country but not his Covenant, founded Schoenstatt in Uganda. On March 3rd, a Pilgrim Mother picture coming from Argentina, blessed in the National Shrine in FlorencioRead More