Celebrations in Merrivale
We are happy that on 6th June 2020 our five brothers Jallet Thomas Miguel (Moz), Twizere Emery (DRC), Hussen Elias Abdi (Eth), Ouedraogo Yewoaya Christian (Bfa), and Rioba James (Ken) made their final commitment to the society and were ordained deacons in the service of the Church. We are grateful to Coadjutor Archbishop Abel Gabuza who ordained our brothers irrespective of the Covid 19 pandemic. We thank Fr. Gordejuela E. Jose-Manuel who received the oath of our brothers in the name of Fr. Phiri Felix, the Provincial of SAP. Fr. Manuel, who came to Merrivale for auditing our accounts, unfortunately was forced to stay in South Africa because of the lock down. We are happy to have him here. We thank all the formators and the brothers who participated in the ceremony with immense joy and happiness. The celebration was very simple but meaningful. The newly ordained deacons wore African shirts depicting the Missionaries of Africa’s simple lifestyle. All in all, it was a grace filled celebration. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue their journey to priesthood. The celebration was live-telecasted through the Missionaries of Africa Merrivale Formation House Facebook account and around 150 people followed it from around 10 countries. Watch below the movie as broadcasted.