Sister Patience Nyamangodo Makes her Perpetual Profession as a
Franciscan Missionary Sister for Africa in Florida Parish Church, Mutare
Sr Patience writes....
Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the lord and to seek him in his temple. This text was my scripture text in summary of my life as I finish the Chemichemi renewal course for final vows preparation in Nairobi for 6 weeks. It was a time of grace filled transformation, Thank you for your support, words of encouragement and prayers.
13th August 2016 was a big day for me and which had been prepared so well by the sisters. The evening of the profession we had a beautiful liturgy prepared by the Sr Eunice and Elizabeth of praying for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and an anointing service accompanied with words of wisdom said to me by the sisters. The house was filled to the brim with sisters from Zambia and 4 young women interested in joining us.
We sang songs from Zambia, Kenya and Uganda accompanied by Shona and English songs. It was really an international Mass. It was a prayerful and joyful day despite uncertainty around the country but I believe a seed of hope and for religious life was planted on this day.
The choir was from St Martins Parish and I walked in accompanied by my young brother, auntie and god mother. Bishop Alexio Muchabaiwa was the main celebrant and Fr Joseph Musendami a Redemptorist from Harare gave a beautiful inspiring homily and for summary of it see attachment, Fr. Richmond Obiano Cssp, my parish priest, two priest from Zambia Fr Samuel and Moses, Fr Shepherd Munaro who was the Mc, Monsignor Paul Horan now the Bishop of Mutare Diocese and Deacon Elvis an OFM Capuchin con-celebrated.
The meal was served in the parish hall. A lot of excitement came when we came back to the community and in opening the gifts. Thank you so much for the cards and gifts they are a treasure to me.
I want to thank sincerely all our Sisters, my parish, my family and friends for being there for me, I can’t thank you enough but may God himself thank you for me in a very special way.
Let us then continue to draw each other closer to the throne of Glory through prayer where we find mercy, love and goodness.
With gratitude and love
Sr Patience Nyamangodo FMSA