New Church in KZN Dedicated to Bl Benedict Daswa
A new church dedicated to South Africa’s first beatus has been built in the diocese of Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal.
Bishop Graham Rose opened Bl Benedict Daswa church at Dundonald, one of the mission stations of Maria Consolata.
Priest-in-charge Fr Gaspart Anaba SAC, assistant priest Fr Francis Medou SA and parishioners welcomed the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary’s novitiate with their novice mistress, Sr Mpume Ndlovu, and Fr Gerald Gostling, from Brentwood diocese in England.
“It was a joyous moment to see the faithful of this outstation celebrating together. They suffered a lot; they congregated every Sunday in a church that was not pleasing to see, let alone celebrate Mass in,” Fr Anaba said.
The new church was successfully constructed with the help of Bishop Alan Williams of Brentwood diocese, the parishioners, Fr Anaba and Bishop Rose.
Fr Anaba said the people of Maria Consolata Mpuluzi church are particularly grateful to the benefactors from St George and the English Martyrs parish of Shoeburyness, near Southend-on-Sea in Brentwood diocese.