Ven. T. Daswa: Implications for SA Catholics

VENERABLE TSHIMANGADZO DASWA:
IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CATHOLICS

(+ V.H. PHALANA)

It is my conviction that the Servant of God, Tshimangadzo Daswa is a martyr. In our Catholic Tradition, a martyr is someone who gave his or her life for the Christian Faith. 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 private devotions.… Read more

Solitude and Loneliness

(By Bishop V. Phalana)

(Psalm 46:10; Mk 6:46-47, 46-47; Jn 16:32-33)

Lonely people are at times desperate, angry and passionate.
Their passion at times lacks compassion.
Lonely people want to fill their emptiness with anything, anywhere and anyhow.
Lonely people have no boundaries;
They use people and love things.
Lonely people are not in control,
They lack objectivity and cannot see things as they are.
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The Divine Mercy

(Saint Faustina 1905-1938)

JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!

Say one Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven hallowed by Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
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Our Christian Vocation and a Religious Vocation

(By Bishop Victor Phalana)

A religious vocation is always seen as the initiative of God and the generous response of the one who is called. As early as the age of 12 a person may feel an inclination towards a religious calling. This can be the result of a spiritual experience (a retreat, a sermon, vocation camp, etc.), a religious event (religious profession, ordination, etc), a song or a prayer, which might stir certain emotions towards religious life.… Read more

At last, one of our own is a saint!!!

TSHIMANGADZO BENEDICT DASWA: AT LAST, ONE OF OUR OWN IS A SAINT!!!

I am so excited, with the news that our own kind, our own flesh and blood, our own countryman is to be beatified. On September 13, 2015, Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa will be beatified. He was born in Limpopo, Mbahe village to be precise. I appreciate Bishop Emeritus, Hugh Slattery M.S.C.… Read more

PASTORIAL LETTER – July 2015

Bishop Phalana C of A

Bishop Victor PhalanMY MESSAGE TO THE DIOCESE OF KLERKSDORP

It is by God’s grace that I, the least among my brethren in everything, have been called to the see of Klerksdorp. It is a humbling experience. Thank you for receiving with such love and enthusiasm. You have no idea how scared I was before I came here. Your hospitality made me at home and your participation at my episcopal ordination convinced me that I am at home!… Read more