On April 8, 2018 at the parish of Kabwata, Lusaka, 9 Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa from different countries
Africans joined family members, Missionaries of Africa and diocesan priests in the joyous procession with song and dance, to accompany our sisters Linah Siabana and Vickness Muleya.
During the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Archbishop Mpundu of Lusaka, the two sisters pronounced their perpetual vows.
In his homily, the bishop expressed his deep concern for missionary vocations. He stressed the need for missionaries and encouraged the whole community to continue to promote and support missionary vocations.
During the celebration, traditional dances were performed to accompany our sisters to the altar. As a sign of the sisters’ maturity and their willingness to fulfill the mission in trust in God, the women smeared their foreheads with flour.
Sr. Florence Mwamba, canonical authority of our entity, representing our Superior General, prepared the celebration of this perpetual commitment of our sisters and received their vows. During this ceremony, the sisters received their rings, a sign of their total gift to the Lord and of their promise to continue the mission of Jesus here below.
This inspiring celebration was followed by a festive dinner highlighted by the cutting of a magnificent cake which was made by the two sisters and the guest of honour, Bishop Mpundu. Many gifts were given to our sisters by family members, friends, parishioners and supporters. Songs and prayers of thanksgiving ended this unforgettable day.
May the Lord continue to be their companion and guide them in their future missionary journey!