6 New Redemptorists Welcomed in SA!
The Redemptorists recently welcomed confrères from Nigeria to become part of the community life and mission of the congregation in South Africa.
Of the six new missionaries, some will work in parishes in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg, and others will join the full-time Redemptorist parish mission teams.
“This comes just in time too,” said Redemptorist Father Larry Kaufmann. “Parishes requesting missions often have to wait months for the next available gap. Redemptorists will now be able to respond more readily to invitations.”
Fr Kaufmann said the newly-arrived Nigerian Redemptorists bring “an interesting mission concept”.
“Drawing on the worldwide phenomenon of pilgrimages to shrines and places of devotion to Mary, the team takes a pilgrimage to the parish, with all the reflections and devotions that form part of a traditional pilgrimage,” he said.
Fr Kaufmann and Fr Bafana Hlatshwayo CSsR, who mentored their Nigerian confrères during a six-week immersion and inculturation course, said they see much potential for this model of mission.