Who Are the Friends of the Sisters?
The group Friends of the Sisters in Bloemfontein archdiocese held an event to pay tribute to religious Sisters. This included Mass, lunch, a talk by Dr Nontando Hadebe, nail treatments, and songs and dancing.
Sr Winnie Mogollon OSF – In Bloemfontein archdiocese, there is a group called Friends of the Sisters. This group consists of about 30 members who have been raised in convents or taught/nursed/attended to by religious Sisters in one way or another.
The formation of the group was inspired by the fact that Sisters in the Church are actively involved in many different ministries, and not everyone recognises their worth.
Friends of the Sisters is guided by Fr Molikeng Lebofa.
The Group Honoured Sisters From 7 Different Orders
The group held an event to show appreciation for all Sisters in the archdiocese, from congregations including the Order of St Francis (known as the Franciscan Sisters of Siessen), the Holy Cross Sisters, the Sisters of Divine Love, the Dominican Sisters, the St Joseph’s Sisters, the Sisters of St Paul and the Holy Family sisters.
A keynote speaker was theologian Dr Nontando Hadebe, well-known from Radio Veritas as she presents the programme “Looking at Life with Dr Nontando”.
The occasion started with Mass at St Rose’s parish, celebrated by Fr Tshediso Moleko OMI assisted by Fr Lebofa.
Presents, Singing and Nail Treatments!
After Dr Hadebe’s talk in the church hall, lunch was served, followed by some spoiling of the Sisters, with presents and nail treatments. There was lots of entertainment, including children singing and dancing.
The Sisters thanked each and every one who helped make the day possible, including Friends of the Sisters and parish members who prepared lunch and assisted with the beautiful decoration of the tables.
Friends of the Sisters also thanked Fr Lebofa for his spiritual help.