3 Priests Ordained at Mariannhill!
Frs Lindelwa Dlamini of St Michael’s mission in Mariannhill, Owen Jimu from Malawi and Tiago Vilanculo from Mozambique were ordained at Mariannhill monastery church by Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara CMM of Ingwavuma. He also ordained Gino Bembele CMM and John Omalla CMM to the transitory diaconate.
Fr Dlamini will now be serving at Elandskop parish in Durban archdiocese; Fr Jimu at Emaus mission in Umzimkulu diocese, and Fr Vilanculo at Elukwatini parish in Witbank diocese. The two deacons, both Mariannhill Missionaries, are doing their final year of theology at St Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara. They will also assist at Elandskop.
“God has shown us such goodness by calling these young men to our congregation and to the Church,” Fr Bheki Shabalala, provincial superior of the Mariannhill Missionarises, told The Southern Cross. “We hope that these young men will follow in the footsteps of our founder, Abbot Francis Pfanner—who died 110 years ago—and his contemporaries in reaching to the ends of the world in preaching the Good News.”