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We are delighted to announce that on 26 January 2016 Brother Bruno Cadore O.P., the Master of the Order of Preachers, confirmed the election of Brother Stanslaus Muyebe O.P. as the new Vicar General of the Vicariate General of Southern Africa

The diffinitors are:


Brother Martin Badenhorst O.P.
Brother Chaka Motanyane O.P.
Brother Damazio Ngoma O.P.
Brother Myke Mwale O.P.

The councilor is Brother Dominic Chihota O.P.
Two substitute councillors are Brother Raphael Ntlou O.P.  and Brother Clement Mweni O.P.

Brother Stanslaus Muyebe is a distinguished Canon lawyer with a licentiate in Canon Law from St Paul’s University in Ottawa, Canada. He also holds a Ph.D. in theology and law from Stellenbosch University. In the last few years he has been the coordinator of Justice and Peace at the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Prior to that he was much loved as the parish priest of Our Lady of Mercy parish in Springs. He has also studied accounting and has been the Bursar of the vicariate for the last 8 years.  We wish him health and happiness and, above all, we pray that he be blessed with wisdom and courage as he embraces the challenges ahead and gives hope and brings happiness to his brothers and sisters in this region.
Congratulations, Brother Stan. 

Over 30 Dominican Friars came together in La Verna, near Vanderbijlpark, on 19 January for their annual meeting which prefaced their elective Chapter at which a new vicar general would be elected.Also present was Fr Dominic Izzo, representing the Master of the Order, and Fr Emmanuel NTAKARUTIMANA of Burundi who would moderate the meeting.

The vicar general, Fr Sikhosiphi Mgoza opened the proceedings with a warm welcome to our visitors after which the programme was finalized. 

The brethren then gathered in the chapel for a service to mark the launch of the 800th anniversary since the founding of the Order - Jubilee 800. Similar services were held in other parts of the world.  The simple service began with the reading of the gospel of Luke and the anointing of Jesus marking the beginning of his ministry.  Fr Emmanuel then shared on the gospel and the implication of jubilee.  Jubilee was a time of rest and a time of setting free those who were enslaved in any way.  It was a time of freedom and liberation, a time of forgiveness and reconciliation.  What was needed was courage and wisdom as one faced the future in a new spirit. 

After the service in the chapel, Fr Joseph Falkiner, one of the senior brothers in the Vicariate, followed by all the brethren, carried the freshly lit Jubilee 800 candle in a procession to an adjoining hall while a hymn was sung.  Each brother was given a candle which was lit from the Jubilee candle after which all were invited to offer a prayer of thanks for something received through the Order over the years. This was a moving moment as many brothers recalled with gratefulness the ways in which the Order had touched them over the years. Then followed a prayer and dismissal and the singing of the Dominican Salve Regina and the anthem in honor of St Dominic, the O Lumen. 

 

After the blessing and dismissal there was a joyous celebration and recreation.

 

On 28 November 2015 our brother Clement Mweni was ordained deacon by Bishop Barry Wood in the parish of St Raphael Parish, KwaMzimba - PMB together with several fellow students from St Joseph’s Theological Institute. We congratulate him on this step to the priesthood.  Brother Clement did his novitiate together with Br Mike Mwale in Benin some years ago. Unfortunately many of his fellow Dominican brothers were able to be at the ordination due to their travels to Zimbabwe and Zambia. However, there were a good number of brothers at the ordination, including of course, our provincial, Brother Sikhosiphi Mgoza.

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