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A message from our sisters in Zimbabwe
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 14:01

Sr. Rutendo Madhlanhongo OP writes from Zimbabwe: We are four Dominican sisters who are nurses at this mission, working at a diocesan hospital. This hospital is the hub of our activity and the love of our lives. From the hospital we are able to reach out to the patients, staff, the families of the patients, the local primary and high schools and the parish.

 

Our nursing skills allow us to provide medical care for the sick and our pastoral presence permits us to provide spiritual care. While doing this we have been able to reach out and include those of other churches as well. We do have a hospital chaplain who provides Mass twice a month. The patients welcome this opportunity to receive the Eucharist. We have provided an annual day of prayer which for many was new and therefore a challenge.
At the high school we have been able to offer choir; in the parish we have led a women’s guild, youth counselling and a missionary childhood guild.
We feel blessed to be part of this ministry of healing and prophetic presence in this far end of our country.
We know and believe that as Dominican women we preach by our simple lives, advocating for peace and justice by who we are and what we do. We are aware that we are serving an often forgotten or ignored, hard to reach community. For us this is preaching and sacrifice grounded in our of the love of God and His people. 
Yours in St. Dominic, Sr. Rutendo Madhlanhongo OP. Zimbabwe

 

 

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