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Iindaba # 009

AUGUST 2 1995 1.Regarding the Papal visit in September. Please bring to the attention of the people the fact that the Holy Father will celebrate Mass at Gosford Park on September the 17th, Sunday. Those who would like to go should be encouraged. Perhaps, a few representative members of the Parish might be sent. Bring to the […]

Iindaba # 008

June 1995 1On the 27th of May, 70 youth from all over the Diocese met at the hall in the Cathedral. Sister Natalia led the meeting which discussed the coming choir competition. Sister also discussed problems in local youth groups and had the youth to report on what they have achieved in their areas. She also demonstrated prayer-sharing […]

Iindaba # 006

MARCH 1995. No 1 1We expect a large group of youth and leaders for the diocesan meeting March 18 at St Patricks hall in Kokstad. Sister Natalia will be facilitator. It is hoped that the youth will make plans for their work and spiritual development during this year.   As you know St Natalia and her helpers will be […]

Iindaba # 005

January 1995 1Congratulations and gratitude to Father John at Maria Telgte Mission for the wonderful week provided for the farm children. John reports that 93 boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 16 took part in the catechetical course. The instruction team was composed of Sister Callista as leader and seven assistant teachers. Children were divided […]

Iindaba # 004

November 1994 1.It was with great joy that we welcomed the Poor Clares to the diocese on the 18th of November. They left Lusaka early morning Tuesday the 15th November by van. They travelled through Harare where they met the Poor Clares of that city. After a short break of two hours they continued down to Beit Bridge […]

Iindaba # 003

SEPTEMBER 1994 1.At the South African Bishops meeting in Mariannhill,3rd- 11th of August, special time was set aside for consideration of Seminary problems. One problem is that the Seminary of St Francis Xavier in Cape Town can only accommodate 30 students. Last year already the applications exceeded this number, so there is a question of finding adequate […]

Iindaba # 002

29th JUNE 1994. 1.It is with great joy that we welcome Father Giorgio MCCJ who has come to the Diocese and taken up residence in Mount Frere. At the moment Giorgio is learning “Xhosa”. Benvenuto ! 2.Vocations Committee: Congratulations to the Vocations committee on organizing an excellent week-end for Diocesan vocations at Mount Frere. I thank the committee and Father […]

Talk on Saint Francis

Franciscan Theology of the Eucharist Devotion to Jesus Christ was the passion of the life of St Francis of Assisi.  He saw the Eucharist as a unique meeting-place with Christ where he came as near as it was possible to see and touch Him.  Thomas of Celano who knew St Francis and wrote the life […]

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Bishop Xolelo T KumaloAs the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad in South Africa, I welcome you to this website.

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+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD