Franciscan Sisters make Final Vows
In a deeply moving ceremony held today, November 25, 2023, the Cathedral of Christ the King in Ndola became the sacred backdrop for the final profession mass of four dedicated sisters from the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi. The occasion, graced by the presence of the Bishop of Ndola Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Benjamin Phiri JCD, marked a significant milestone in the spiritual journeys of Sr. Agness Mumba, Sr. Yvonne Mwamba Chileshe, Sr. Magret Shabongwe, and Sr. Josephine Bwalya Mukosa.
The atmosphere within the cathedral was one of reverence and joy as friends, family, and fellow sisters gathered to witness the sisters’ solemn commitment to a life of service and devotion. The liturgy, led by Bishop Benjamin Phiri, resonated with sacred hymns and prayers, creating a spiritual ambiance that elevated the significance of the day.
The Bishop, in his homily, commended the sisters for their unwavering dedication and sacrifice throughout their formation. He emphasized the essence of their final vows, urging them to remain faithful to them and to embrace the Franciscan values of humility, simplicity, and service to humanity.
As the sisters, clad in their distinctive habits, approached the altar to make their perpetual vows, a profound sense of solemnity enveloped the congregation. The Sisters stood before the Bishop and their Provincial Superior, Sr. Annie Mwimbe and professed their commitment to a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience within the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi.