Mansa Diocese Vicar General, Rev. Fr. Chrispin Mwila has urged Catholic Sisters to serve the poor and venerable in love.
Speaking this in his homily during mass Tuesday, 8th December,2015 at Kasisi in Lusaka to celebrate Sr. Theresa Ziwa’s 50 years of religious life as a nun, and Srs. Regina Mulenga, Elizabeth Phiri and Sylvia Chilufya’s 25 years of sisterhood.
All the four sisters are of the little servants of Mary Immaculate, popularly known as Blue nuns.
Fr. Mwila further told the sisters that theirs was a noble cause to love and sacrifice their lives for the other.
“The jubilee celebration of our four sisters, one golden and the three (silver) Jubileans gives us hope about our Church that this is the love of God visibly made manifest through these sisters today,” Fr. Mwila said.
“Your love should be the love that is characterised by the welfare of the other; the love that pays the price. Your love should be one that should be that of reaching out to others without counting the cost meeting Christ through the poor in our society.” Fr. Mwila further added.
“We can only remain in love if we totally obey what Jesus says. We can remain in Jesus once we follow what he says.” He observed.
Fr. Mwila also told the sisters that, in order for them to radiate love, they needed to be obedient to Christ and to the Church.
“Obedience is not easy as one grows old in religious life. We want to be our own superiors, to create our own environment, to create our own way of life, but with grace of God you can continue to be obedient servants, “The Mansa Diocese Vicar General noted.
The Little Servant Sisters of Mary Immaculate work in the dioceses of Lusaka, Mansa, Kabwe, Mpika and Monze.