50 Years for 5 Oblates!
Five Oblates of Mary Immaculate, including a bishop, celebrated 50 years since they made their first vows. Fr Christopher Lockyer (front) served for 33 years as hospital chaplain in Durban. (Back from left) Fr Derrick Butt of Blessed Sacrament parish in Durban; Fr Michael Foley, parish priest at St Francis Xavier on the Bluff; Bishop Edward Risi, who heads the diocese of Keimoes-Upington; and Fr Ronald Houreld, parish priest of St Augustine’s in Germiston. “We were filled with a deep sense of wonder at how the Lord had opened so many opportunities for us to serve him and his people over 50 years,” Bishop Risi said.