Thousands of weeping mourners took part in an emotional funeral Mass of late Brother Vincent Chunga of the Marist Brothers at Zomba Cathedral on Thursday morning who until his death was headmaster at Zomba Catholic Secondary Scholl (Box 2).
Vicar General of Zomba Diocese, Rev. Fr. Henry Kaleso In his homily said Christians should always be aware that they are on the journey to the Lord as such they should be prepared.
Death teaches us that “everything can stop in a moment,” said Father Kaleso, the Vicar General. When everything ends, he added, “All that remains is love.”
Father Kaleso told mourners to “keep the flame of hope alive.”
He hailed the deceased as prayerful and committed person who was aware of what he was doing and led an exemplary life.
In his eulogy Brother Aunsencio Dickson said that late Bro. Vincent was visionary, committed, development minded and a unifier.
He lived his famous statement that ‘we live for others,’ by displaying that to the community members.
Dickson said: “ Bro. Chunga was selfless and gave totally his life for the betterment of the school and congregation.”
So many priests, nuns, seminarians, students and government officials including the SEED Manager Mr. Alufandika attended the funeral mass.
After the Holy mass, the remains of brother Chunga departed Zomba Cathedral for Dedza district where he will be laid to rest on Friday at Marist Secondary School.