Category: Death

Fr Mzingaye Moyo Rest in Peace

Father Mzingaye Moyo of Keimoes-Upington diocese died on the evening of October 29 when he crashed into the back of an unmarked stationary lorry 30km outside Pofadder. Fr Moyo was born on August 8,...

Fr Vitus Mjengu Rest in Peace

Father Vitus Mfanuyothi Mjengu of Mariannhill died on November 6, 2018, at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, from injuries sustained four days earlier in car accident in Bulwer. Fr Mjengu, who was 58, was an...

My Story of the Gentile and the Jew

By Sydney Duval – We arrived in Cape Town on the afternoon of New Year’s Day 1980 after a long haul from Johannesburg, accompanied by the furniture vans. No 2 Highfield Road, Rosebank, was...

Southern Cross Historian Dies Suddenly

A memorial service was held for the writer of history articles recently published in The Southern Cross, who died suddenly while in Mexico. Martin Keenan’s articles on the early Church in the Cape had appeared in The Southern Cross over the past few months.

Prepare for the Greatest Journey

Let’s get out the catalogue and plan for the greatest trip of our lives. Soon we will find that even the planning is part of a wonderful adventure filled with such good things. We’re on the magnificent journey to eternal life as told by Jesus, our King

Catholic Funerals: Some Practical Advice

Catholic funeral liturgies are a beautiful expression of our beliefs as the faithful pass into the arms of God. Erin Carelse offers practical steps that can make the death of a loved one less overwhelming.

What is Dia de los Muertos?

Dia de los Muertos begins at midnight Oct. 31, when it is said that the gates of heaven open and the spirits of the little children (“angelitos”) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. This is Dia de los Inocentes, the Day of the Innocents, and coincides with All Saints’ Day