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De : Juan Libangan
Envoyé : mardi 31 mars 2009 11:38

Mozambique 2008-2009

Dear Fr. Wolodko,

Greetings from Mozambique!

Thank you very much for keeping us informed about what is happening in our mission in the southern part of Africa. I really like the "new face" of our website that you made with the aid of Fr. Malicki from Zimbabwe.

May I take this opportunity to share with you and our confreres some information on some developments of our mission here in Mozambique since late part of 2008 up to the 1st quarter of this year 2009:

  1. After more or less two years of searching, on November 2008 the SVD Mission in Mozambique was finally able to buy a house in a spacious compound located at 1611, Rua da Resistencia, Maputo. this will serve as our Central House where the Mission Superior stays and where to accommodate visiting confreres as well as those who come here for language learning. the rest of the compound will also serve as a space for future formation house.
  2. Ten years after its reopening in 1997, the SVD Mozambique Mission is now composed of two (2) Districts namely the Northern and Southern districts respectively. The Northern District is composed of the Monapo and Liupo mission stations in the Diocese of Nacala, with Fr. Paul Nadolny as District Superior. The Southern District is in the Archdiocese of Maputo with Fr. Francisco Javier Vidal as District Suprior.
  3. On January 5-10 was our joint retreat with the SSpS sisters, facilitated by Fr. Jorge Fernandez from NEMI. The retreat focused on Mission in the light of the background, conversion and missionary life of St. Paul. It was really a fruitful and invigorating experience for all of us SVDs and SSpS in the Mozambique Mission.
  4. At the moment, we have three new confreres who arrived in the last quarter of 2008 namely Frs. Chibairo Tapera Muserere, Michael Thanh Do and, Anthony Nguyen. Fr. Muserere is in Monapo while Fr. Thanh Do is in Liupo. Fr. Anthony Nguyen is currently on a portuguese language course at the Brizilian Institute (Instituto Brazileiro) in Maputo. He is due to finish his language learning and will be assigned in one of our mission stations hopefully by year end.
  5. For this year onward, we are expecting to have two more new confreres coming to Mozambique.

This is all what the Mozambique Mission can share for the moment. May we, the SVD communications responsibles in Africa keep-in-touch always.