Archbishop Msusa calls for oneness as Gogo Teputepu is laid to rest

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre Archdiocese and Bishop Peter  Musikuwa of Chikwawa diocese on Monday led thousands catholic faithful and other people from all walks of life including the member of parliament for Blantyre North Francis Phiso in paying their last respect to Gogo Steria Teputepu who died in the wee hours of Sunday.

Msusa at the funeral

Msusa at the funeral

A family member laying wreath

A family member laying wreath

Msusa speaking during the funeral

Msusa speaking during the funeral

Last journey for Gogo Teputepu

Last journey for Gogo Teputepu

tBefore the body of Gogo Steria  -who has been a long serving Catholic faithful, was interred, His Grace Thomas Msusa also led the people and mourners into a celebrant Holy Mass for the departed mother, who was a teacher and an adviser to many.

Speaking at the graveyard, Archbishop Musa called the faith and communities to remain united and to be of assistance to each other.
“We need to help each other to enhance our spiritual lives, we need to love each other and work together as people of God. In such a way there will be oneness.

“I am happy to see different faces from other churches who are here attending the funeral ceremony; we need to advance that spirit, lets help one another in good and bad times. If we continue to show such inspirations then there will be uniqueness and togetherness among us,” said Msusa.

While Fr. Jean Marie of Lilangwe Parish said Gogo Steria Teputepu was teacher, loving mother and a good adviser and that she dedicated her life to God.

“She used to encourage and advise me as her own son. She was conversant with roles of the priests could advise and we could always go to her to seek direction on important issues. She was of assistance to many. I ask God to receive her,” said Fr. Mari, before crowning his homily with mother Mary’s hymn ‘Ali m’manja mwa Maria’.

In condolence message, Fr. Simbota described the demise of Gogo Steria Teputepu as shocking and a big blow to him, the family and the entire congregation of Lilangwe Parish.

“She was supportive and I regarded her as my mum. I was no stranger here because everyone knew me here because of her. She continued advising me on my priesthood now and again. Today am speechless and I just ask God Almighty to be with her all the time,” said Fr. Simbota.

He further challenged the people of Lilangwe and those who attended the funeral ceremony to have faith in God saying it was God who offered free life to Gogo Steria and that the same God will receive her soul and lead her to internal peace.

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atate
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the way the story z written leaves alot to desire as alluded by some one area no backgrounding as to who was the Gogo and even poor wording ” internal peace” instead of eternal peace

Omex70
Guest

I agree with Mwayi Lusaka, #14, the author of this story has not done a good job. This is poor journalism. In his head he think we know who gogo Teputepu was. The story needs to be re-written.

Lovemaniac 91
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Mayiwa asiya amuna, ana ndi zizukulu zingati? RIP!

Limbani Maxwell Teputepu
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Limbani Maxwell Teputepu

Rest a in Peace Mom

KARU UNITED
Guest

Nkhani za m’mipingo.

joe
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A reply to Nyasosera and Mwayi Lisaka

Gogo Teputepu was the hub of Catholic in Lirangwe komanso she had a son who was a priest Father Teputepu but he passed away some years ago and was barried at Limbe Cathedral thats why you have seen huge gathering of priest

Regards

nkasimunguya chinankasanganye
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nkasimunguya chinankasanganye

Makolo kauseni mumtendere, tilimmbuyo mwanumo.
Mulungu alandire mzimu wanu ndikuusamala podziwa iye. Tidziwa mzati wachoka koma chauta ndiwadongosolo.

Mwayi Lusaka
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Poor journalism here. You are assuming that all your readers know who Gogo Teputepu was. You would have done better if you had described briefly her biographical life for the benefit of all readers who dont know her. Otherwise the reader goes home without knowing who she was other than knowing her being a teacher at some point in her life! Do not assume that all readers know all the details!

Nyasosera
Guest

Who and what was she. MHSRIP

Angela chimtengo
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I knew her personally. She was a living Saint. RIP

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