Churches and other places of worship are now recognized as essential and have resumed their services.
South Africa has been in lockdown for more than two months in order to fight the global Corona pandemic. This was a challenging time for everyone, but the sisters have made the best out of a difficult situation.
The national lockdown did not hold the Holy Childhood sisters of Eshowe to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Sister Fidelis Schramm.
Four years ago Sr. Teressa Zungu, a member of the Holy Childhood Sisters in South Africa, started sewing courses for women around the rural town of Eshowe. Today, her idea has grown into a project for the whole of Zululand, supported by German development funds.
Due to the rapid spread of the Corona Virus, South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has put the country on a strict lockdown. There will be no Holy Mass in St. Benedict Cathedral until further notice.
This February, two Holy Childhood Sisters renewed their vows. Sr. Maria Machi and Sr. Yolanda Fihlani vowed to the Almighty God to live their life in Chastity, Poverty and Obedience.
The Region of St. Clare had its thirteenth Chapter in December 2019. All the sisters came together to discuss the well being and future of the region and voted for a new leadership.
Sister Thomas Maduna made her Final Profession in her home parish of Creighton in the Diocese of Mariannhill, South Africa, on November 30th. In presence of her relatives, fellow sisters and parishioners she swore to dedicate her life to God and the community of the servants of the holy childhood of Jesus.
As a young sister it is a distinct privilege for me to work to work with the Young Adults of the parish. This group has taught me life’s lesson and patience and I am truly grateful.
In May 2019 hundreds of people all over the Diocese of Eshowe embarked on a spiritual journey to Fatima. Every year, the pilgrims honour Mother Mary and praise and worship God for all He has done.