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Redemptorists in Zimbabwe mark 50 years

"The first few months in Tafara were a mixture of highs and lows. We had very little money, only one car, and we could never find our way out of the Indian quarter of Town, which we thought was the best and cheapest place to shop. The liturgy in Mabvuku and Tafara was a mystery to us – the packed Churches, the huge number of young people and the constant demand for Masses for the sick and dying. In addition, great numbers of people called at Alphonsus House. It was only later that I discovered that this was partly because we tried to feed everyone who came!"

These are just a few memories related by Father Ronnie McAinsh, of the London Province, who helped revive the Redemptorist presense in Zimbabwe in 1989. Read more of his story and learn about the growing Redemptorist ministries in Africa.

Story courtesy of Scala