Mt Nicholas Parish in Mthatha Celebrates Vocations
By Mandla Zibi – The 80-year-old Mt Nicholas parish in Mthatha diocese celebrated the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.
“The intention of celebrating the Ursuline Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary was to motivate our young girls to respond to their own calling, like Jesus who guided men who were leaving Jerusalem for Emmaus,” said Fr Teboho Makoro, who presided over the celebrations.
“We see the Ursulines guiding our girls towards embracement of the risen Lord in the spirit of Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive),” he said, referring to the title of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the youth and vocations.
The Ursulines of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose order goes back to the 1500s, run a school, St Nicholas, near Mthatha, with a few more Sisters based in Mthatha itself and in Park Rynie.