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Category: Religious Life

Passing The Time In Lockdown: Sisters Sew Face Masks

By Cindy Wooden – While most of the work at a religious order’s general headquarters continues in lockdown, a group of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit found an additional activity where they could...

Cardinal: Abuse Happens Within Women’s Orders, Too

By Cindy Wooden  – Sexual abuse and the abuse of authority have occurred and are occurring within religious orders of women and must be addressed with transparency and boldness, said Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz,...

Sr Brenda Nestor OP Rest in Peace

By Sr Alison Munro OP – Dominican Sister Brenda Nestor, formerly of Johannesburg and Mthatha, died in England on December 21 at the age of 95. Born in County Mayo, Ireland, on March 20,...

Salesian Father Eugene Hennessy Rest in Peace

By Fr Jeffrey Johnson SDB – Salesian Father Eugene Hennessy died on September 12 at the Bosco Centre in Walkerville outside Johannesburg. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on February 19, 1933, to Michael...

New OMI Head for Lesotho!

  By Fr Julius Ramashamole OMI – The superior-general of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate has appointed  Fr Mothusi Sidney Boatile OMI, 37, as the administrator of Lesotho province. This comes after incumbent Fr...

Br Martin Thompson OFM Rest in Peace

By Paddy Noonan OFM – Franciscan Brother Martin Thompson died on September 29 in Ireland. He was born as George Thompson in Dublin on November 4, 1934, and after his education at Belvedere College,...