Kachebere clock 75 years: Malawi bishops to launch seminary’s jubilee year

The Catholic Church in Malawi will on Saturday, 10th January, 2014 will preside over the Eucharist Celebration that will mark the official inauguration of Kachebere Major Seminary’s Jubilee Year right at the seminary itself.

Catholic clerics outisde the Kachebere Major Seminary...Photo courtesy of Fr Steven Likhutcha.

Catholic clerics outisde the Kachebere Major Seminary…Photo courtesy of Fr Steven Likhutcha.

Kachebere Major Seminary, also known as St. Anthony Major Seminary, a philosophical college under the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, opened its doors on 10th October 1939 and has thus clocked 75 years of its existence.

Most Reverend Martin Mtumbuka, Bishop of Karonga Diocese who is also Bishop Chairman for Seminaries shall lead the Church in the celebration that marks the opening of the Jubilee year. All the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church in Malawi as well as priests from all over the country are expected to attend the function and to concelebrate the Mass that will start at 9:30 am.

“The Seminary is the way through which the young people are formed and prepared for priestly ministry. Although not many people who pass through the corridors of the seminary become priests, the institution forms and prepares numerous people to become future leaders and servants of the people of God in various sectors of life in our country, Malawi”

According to history, at first Kachebere served as a regional seminary for the vicariates in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Nyasaland (now Malawi). Today the seminarians come from the eight dioceses of Malawi: Karonga, Mzuzu, Lilongwe, Dedza, Mangochi, Zomba, Blantyre and Chikwawa.

According to the information from the Catholic Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), the Jubilee year commences on 10th January 2015 and will run until 10th October 2015. Both the opening and closings days will have a Eucharist celebration.

“Several activities are expected to be carried out within this Jubilee year such as pilgrims to the seminary by the lay faithful, workshops and seminars on the Catholic Church teachings, fundraising events, Eucharist celebration and kick start of development projects that will aid the seminary in income generating for self sustainability.

“We expect all those people who have gone through this seminary to actively support the planned activities. Similarly, many Christians out there have also in one way or another been beneficiaries of Mother Kachebere. We expect them to be part of this jubilee year”.

The Jubilee committee through its fundraising programme already held a fundraising braai in November, 2014 and will be having first Fundraising Dinner and Dance on 31st January, 2015 at Bingu International Conference Centre.

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15 thoughts on “Kachebere clock 75 years: Malawi bishops to launch seminary’s jubilee year”

  1. KWACHA DZUKNI says:

    kikikikikiki chinthu chomvesa chisoni kunama pamaso pa anthu kuti samakwatira koma chigololo ndikumachita ndi kumanamizana kuti akamwalira azipemphelerana kuti achoke ku chionongeko apite ku mparadiso. Shaaaaaaaaaaa koma inu azibwana kobasi Mulungu mukumuyesa wamasewela Mudzapsya pywiiiiiiiiiiiti ndithu.

  2. M. Madeya says:

    We are with you in prayers Mother Kachebere the teacher of the masses.

  3. Gankala says:

    A Bwande Mulungu akukhululukireni chifukwa you don’t know what you are talking about. You are very stupid.

  4. ANALYST says:

    Great institution that is Kachebere Major Seminary…. Glory be to God…..

  5. PJ says:

    Kachebere Seminary needs serious rehabilitation.

    We know that history is important to preserve but the structures are becoming an accident waiting to happen.

    My take is: THE BISHOPS SHOULD SWALLOW THEIR PRIDE AND TALK TO MANGOCHI DIOCESE TO USE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST AS A PHILOSOPHY SEMINARY.

  6. zagwazatha says:

    Kirivava you comments more genuine than all these others who come with idiotic comments on serious matters. Congrats Kachebere

  7. Fuyazo says:

    chaka cha 2014 chapita ife mukutidziwitsa zomwe zinachita kale.

  8. mwewo woyiba says:

    Bwande, you do not know what you are writing and therefore we the Catholics forgive you. For your information, we do not worship Maria but rather we give her praise for being the mother of our Lord and son of God Jesus Christ. Kindly be schooled that word idiot has been misused here

  9. bwande says:

    chigulu cha azibambo osakwatira! idiots. and u go out mislead your foolish followers in worshiping Mayi Maria

    1. Wodala says:

      Mr. Bwande,
      I think something is miserably wrong with YOU. You seem to have a misplaced grudge against Catholics. But one can only forgive you for tiny understanding of the world. MUDZIWELENGA KUTI MUDZIWE ZAMBILI ZA MDZIKO LAPANSI because you are only advertising your immerse ignorance.

    2. Chisomo says:

      You have a great curse on you, something terrible is going to happen to you and your family. Trust me. You have to go a meet a nearest priest to you now and repent. Please don’t neglect what I am telling you now.

  10. Political Analyst says:

    My humble prayers for you mother Kachebere and the entire Catholic church!May Yahweh enlighten and keep its hierarchy,teachings and the entire church away from mere dogmatism,traditionalism,authoritarianism,philosophies, idol worship and mysticism lest more flock gets lost into the wilderness of worldly religionalism and socialization instead of focusing on the Christocentric monotheism as planted by the Abraham the patriarch of the true worship.

  11. JOHN says:

    Bravo

  12. clement says:

    Praise be to God!

  13. Kirivava says:

    Lipenga lamveka kwa nkhoswe yathu, st anthony. Tikondwa tiyamikaaa olilee,…..

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