Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Rt. Rev. Alfred Mateyu Chaima, has advised men and women in religious institutions to fully surrender themselves spiritually to God and allow Him to work in them.
Bishop Chaima was speaking today, 04th November 2023, at St. Mary’s Secondary School grounds at the Eucharistic celebration where novice Anna Lawrence Matumbi made her first profession of religious vows while Sister Gloria Dickson Mukona made final profession of religious vows.
Novice Anna (now sister) made her vows at exactly 11:05 hours while Sister Gloria made her final or perpetual vows at 11:35 hours respectively.
The Bishop then asked the two nuns to be active in their vocation and preach the word of God with their words and actions.
Bishop Chaima further urged the two not to divert from the charisma of the founder of their congregation, Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort, in their religious life.
The Bishop also appealed to parents and guardians to provide their children with the care that they need and help them to join different vocations that are available in the Catholic Church.
Lastly, the Prelate commended the congregation of Daughters of Wisdom for the role it plays in the development of the Church and the country in fields such as education and health on top of serving God.
Speaking at the function, the Superior delegate for Daughters of Wisdom in Malawi, Sister Mary Chimalizeni, congratulated the two nuns for accepting the call of God and promised to pray for them.
Meanwhile, Sister Gloria Dickson Mukona has been assigned to work at Stima Convent in Zomba Diocese while Sister Anna Lawrence Matumbi will be serving at Lunzu Community in Blantyre Archdiocese.