Category: Benedict Daswa

169km Walk to Bl Daswa

By Mmachuba Innocentia Phasha – It was 6:00 at Burgersdorp church. I realised that I was the only woman in our group of five who were going to make the walking pilgrimage of 169km...

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

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