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Redemptorists preach first parish mission in Mozambique

Our mission preachers in the U.S. may be taking a break during the summer, but in Africa they’re making history, preaching the first Redemptorist parish mission in Mozambique:

Cuamba is a busy, dusty, colourful city in the northern province of Niassa in Mozambique. It is here that we came to celebrate the first Redemptorist Parish Mission in this country. Our Argentinian confreres who are in the country now for 10 years, in two missions in the southern part of the country, were invited to “do a Redemptorist Mission” by the Consolata Fathers who have been in Cuamba for over 50 years. They invited us to join the team, and help out in the preparation and celebration of the mission. We hesitated at first: we had not yet even one year of presence here in Furancungo in the province of Tete. We are still struggling with language, culture, a better understanding of what it means to be a missionary in Mozambique today. Our third confrere, Brother Hélio had just arrived in from Brazil. And then the distances to be covered!  If we were to go by Mozambican roads it would be about 1500km each way. If we were to go through Malawi it would only be about 500km, but the bureaucracy and police “road-blocks” along the way can be a bit of a nuisance. And the great unknown, would our 14 year old Toyota survive and get us there and back safe and sound!

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