Archbishop Msusa leads thousands in mourning two catholic nuns

Archbishop Thomas Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese on Monday (16th February, 2015) led thousands of people in mourning two nuns, Sr. Martha Clemence Makwasa and Sr. Chrissy Govati, of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary (SBVM) congregation who died last Friday and Saturday respectively and their remains were buried together at SBVM cemetery in Nguludi, Chiradzulo District.

The final prayers at the grave

The final prayers at the grave

Fare thee well the holy nun

Fare thee well the holy nun

Mourning nuns

Mourning nuns

Speaking during the homily, in the requiem mass which was also concelebrated by Bishop Montfort Stima of Mangochi Diocese and priests from various dioceses and congregations in Malawi, the Archbishop called upon all the Christians to be ever-ready by doing good works which nobody else can take away from the other.

“Charitable works and all works of mercy will merit us to enter with the bride and bridegroom in the hall. Your good works cannot be taken away from you and my good works cannot be taken away from me. With good works we will enjoy the beatific vision of God in his eternal glory. We should learn then to be characterized by good works,”  said Msusa.

In his eulogy the Archbishop who is also the President for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) consoled the SBVM Congregation and the rest of the Catholic Fraternity for the loss of the two nuns.

He further said that while the whole Catholic Religious Fraternity was on Saturday celebrating the Year of the Consecrated Life where by people recalled the positive contributions by the Congregations in the Catholic Church; SBVM was in double tragedy of mourning two nuns.

Representing the Mother General, Sr. Ruth Kamwendo, thanked all the people who have been supporting the deceased in various parishes and especially during their painful moments at the hospital and old people’s home.

Sr. Martha Clemence Makwasa from Masanjala Parish in Chiradzulo, who has died at the age of 82 and joined the Congregation in 1953, has served in many dioceses including Zomba at Nankhunda Seminary. While Sr. Chrissy Govati hailing from Mtepuwa in Mulanje, joined the Congregation in 1999 at the age of 24 and has served in Mangochi and
Dedza Dioceses.

According to the Mother Superior of the Congregation, Sr. Elizabeth Naphuntha, the deceased nuns leave the Congregation with 278 members who are serving in Chikwawa, Blantyre, Zomba, Mangochi and Dedza Dioceses where the Congregation has convents. In 2015 the Congregation is clocking 90 years and on 25th  March 2015 six novices are expected
to join the Congregation.

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Ambewe ku Neno
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it is sad that the nuns have passed away without enjoying the joys and blessing of marriage through a doctrine that is purely tradition and no where at all in the Bible. the blood of these innocent nuns will be upon some Priests that taught them all these things that are no where in the Bible. even at the grave the Priests are telling people to do good works in order to go to heaven, the Bible does NOT teach this!! its through FAITH IN JESUS. no amount of good works can take you to heaven. please Catholics members in… Read more »
Bandasiime
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Munthu ngati zinthu zina sukuzidziwa ndibwino kufusa or better still keep quite. A Katolika do not waste time talking about other so called churches and why do the others have sleepless nights over us? Shame!!! Mind your business and let God be God. You cannot and should not take His place and judge others on His behalf. The same Bible you claim to know better does not allow it.

Dr. Mango
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We are mourning our two nuns. Where are stories against Catholics coming from? You Devils why do you waste time attacking Catholics?? YOU WILL NEVER SUCCEED! Catholics, this is Lentern Season let us pray hard for convesion of those attacking the Church.

Kweni PK
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Nonse mukuyankhula zopusa against Catholic Church, MUSOVA coz nothing you say will change what we catholics believe in. I AM A CATHOLIC AND I AM PROUD!! xoxoxo. Go get a life. Katolika mpingo wa pamalo ponse.

Jebison Slindine Nyoni
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Jebison Slindine Nyoni
We Catholics are not amused by what people are writing about our Church. We know there are Christian Churches who from the beginning to the end of their services castigate our beloved Catholic Church instituted by Christ himself. We are not moved because we regard them as zidzuluku. From the time of Jesus until the reformation there existed one, Catholic and apostolic Church. Above all God is the righteous judge and not fellow fallible human beings. We cannot tremble before family business empires disguised as Churches. Neither do we wither before people who condemn before asking us why we do… Read more »
Matthias Masebo
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Rest in eternal peace sisters

Matthias Masebo
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I believe and understand that whenever you talk of churches you’ll I’ve see satanism in them . I’ve seen and witnessed with my eyes . Read and understand the Bible snd follow again what God says . Don’t just pretend in front of people but do what is expected of you if you really follow your Bible. I’m a real catholic but I’ve never heard pope, bishops or priest says follow me.My fellow Catholics I’ve been approached by so many people like these but I always tell them one word anf and the stop right away . I don’t blame… Read more »
Nedi emmanuel
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Dear Sisters, Rest in Eternal Peace

MIRRIUM
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AMUNAMUNA, go read the book of your church-Romans. we are not saved by works but by grace ok. it continues to say if we are saved thru good works then Christ DIED in vain. kapena kuti the death of Jesus is meaningless.And that OUR righteousness is as FILTHY RAGS. not only rags but filthy-understand the English here. Nsaza zonukha. Why do you argue on issues that are settled in the True Word of God not your Chitsime?. Ntchito zathu bwana sizikatilowetsa muufumuo zilikutalitali ndi chilungamo cha Mulungu. Ndichifukwa chake the bible says in Romans yomweyo mukawerenge”THERE IS NO ONE RIGHTEOUS-EVEN… Read more »
sabiti
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RIP sionse oti ambuye ambuye akalowe,sionse akuchiritsa,kuchotsa ziwanda, kudzutsa akufa, kulemeletsa ali mwaiye koma okao ochita chifuniro chaolengayo.Please dont talk bad of the dead bcz u know how pple will talk of wen u are gone

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