….. and 10 girls received as aspirants
Participants pose for a photo after Mass

Posted | 17 December 2021 16:50 CAT

The Daughters of the Redeemer successfully held a girls retreat with a record 64 participants turning up compared to previous years.

The participants gathered at Mount Zion in Waterfalls area, Chongwe District, Lusaka on Sunday, 12 December 2021. They came from across parishes in the Archdiocese of Lusaka. The retreat got under way the following day on Monday under the facilitation of Sr. Catherine Kaimfa.

The newly received Aspirants with Sr Catherine Kaimfa and Sr Matilda Mwansa

The highlight was the receiving of 10 girls from the participants as Aspirants into the Congregation of the Daughters of the Redeemer. They will soon commence their formation when they join the community at Mount Zion.

The retreat concluded on Wednesday, December 15 and participants departed from Mount Zion on Thursday, 16 December 2021.

Some of the participants had this to share;

Mable Namwala of Holy Family Parish – Mandevu, aged 17 years and doing Grade 10 at Justin Kabwe Secondary School shared this; “I learnt about God and the virtues of the Daughters of the Redeemer. After experiencing this retreat, I want to be a sister in the congregation”.

Bwalya Lwando of St Mary’s Mother of the Redeemer Parish – Matero, aged 17 years and a school leaver said the following; “I realised God has chosen me for greatness. I will continue to seek the Lord to know where my path is leading me, whether to join sisterhood or to work for God in another way”.

Precious Mubanga of Divine Mercy Parish – Chaisa, aged 16 years and Grade 10 student at Legacy Academy had this to say; “I have learnt how to talk to God in silence and connect with Christ in prayer. I realised God has called me to the vocation of sisterhood. I look forward to work for Jesus so that I help people and be a mother of thousands”.

Selenia Mvula of St Mary’s Mother of the Redeemer Parish – Matero, aged 23 years and Copperbelt University (CBU) biomedical sceinces student said the following; “I had quite a good experience. I learnt about meditation and adoration as well as about the Daughters of the Redeemer Congregation. I am still discerning on my vocation”.