Category: Benedict Daswa

The Official Benedict Daswa Prayer

Prayer to implore favours through the intercession of  Blessed Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa O Blessed Trinity, you filled the heart of your Servant Benedict with great love and zeal in building up your kingdom....

A Saint for South Africa

Guest editorial by Bishop Victor Phalana The cult of martyrs arose early in the history of the Church. Altars and shrines arose over martyrs’ tombs and they were honoured during liturgical celebrations and through...

At Last: A Saint of our Own!

On September 13, the Church will beatify the South African martyr Benedict Daswa. BISHOP VICTOR PHALANA of Klerksdorp reflects on this great event for our local Church. I am so excited that one of...

A Martyr’s Lesson for Rural Schools

In September a South African school principal will be beatified. STUART GRAHAM looks at Benedict Daswa, the teacher. Benedict Daswa with children at Nweli Primary School where he was principal. On a field across...

Priest: This is the Benedict Daswa I knew

Fr John Finn MSC worked with Benedict Daswa in the Venda area in the late 1980s. He recalls South Africa’s first recognised martyr and the fall-out from his murder by a mob on a...

Life of Benedict Daswa in Brief

Pending a formal announcement from the pope, Benedict Daswa will become the first South African to be beatified. More Stories: No related posts.

Bishop: Daswa will inspire many people

February 2 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Benedict Daswa, the Venda man who is likely to be the first South African to be beatified. Bishop Hugh Slattery, the former bishop of...

Benedict: My son and friend

Benedict Daswa was a son and friend to his mother. STUART GRAHAM travelled to Tzaneen diocese and spoke to his mother about the man who might become South Africas first saint, and to his...