Entry into the novitiate, ministry of lectorate and renewal of temporary professions in Rome. The new community in Kirundo.

On June 18th in the church of Santa Maria in Monticelli in Rome, during mass at 6.30 pm ⁠Nataniel and Aman, Indians, entered the doctrinaries novitiate; Martin (India), Placide and Etienne (Burundi) received the ministry of lectorate; the Rwandan⁠ ⁠⁠Samson renewed his temporary profession, as Pascal and Nestor did on the same day in India.⁠⁠ In Burundi, in front of the Kirundo High School of the Muyinga Kanyinya parish, the blessing ceremony of the new community and the new [...]

By |2024-06-28T17:12:39+02:0028 June 2024|Burundi, India, Italy|

Three new Doctrinaries priests

Today 15 April at 5pm, in the general church of Santa Maria Monticelli in Rome, the Congregation of the Doctrinaries experienced the priestly ordination of the deacons Ezéchiel Hakizimana, Gilbert Bigirimana and Benjiamin Irakoze. During the celebration it was Msgr. Vilson Dias de Oliveira, doctrinaire bishop of Limeira in Brazil, to lay his hands on the new priests, originally from Burundi.

By |2024-04-15T20:21:23+02:0015 April 2024|Burundi, Italy|

Lent – a floor in India and Burundi

With the ritual of the imposition of the Ashes, on Wednesday 22 February, Lent begins, a forty-day journey to arrive at the appointment with the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Like any journey, Lent requires preparation so as not to get lost and willingness to change; the ability to convert in order to open oneself to an encounter with the One and with those we will meet; generosity in sharing water and food with those we meet along [...]

By |2023-02-22T12:27:04+01:0022 February 2023|Burundi, India|

Burundi, new home in Kirundo

The Congregation of Doctrinal Fathers has purchased new land in Burundi, in Kirundo, not far from the city and villages, and close to Tanzania and Rwanda. At the request of the Bishop of Muynga, the fathers are starting a project for the construction of a multipurpose hall, dedicated above all to the formation of catechists, a house for the community and a church. The land extends over two hectares. The entire catechetical complex will be named after Father Lodovico Santoro, [...]

By |2023-02-22T07:41:32+01:0022 February 2023|Burundi|

Burundi, lay doctrinaires pilgrims to Muyaga

The lay doctrinaires who refer to the parish in the Ruziba district of Bujumbura and to the house of Gitega, which houses the Novitiate and the Theological Studentate, have organized a pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Muyaga in the diocese of Ruyigi in the east of the country. , in preparation for the canonization of the founder Cesare De Bus. The 72 pilgrims chose Muyaga because it was the first parish in Burundi, founded [...]

By |2022-03-11T16:44:56+01:0011 March 2022|Burundi|

Burundi: perpetual professions and priestly ordinations.

Summer of great events for the Doctrinary community in Burundi. On June 26, 2021 in Gitega, in the parish of Bikinga, Vincent Bizimungu, Pierre Ndayisaba and Jean Marie Nahimana made their perpetual profession. The Mass was presided over by the Archbishop of Gitega Simon Ntamwana and the profession was welcomed by the Delegate of the Superior General of the Congregation, Father Venant Nthonkiriye. On 12 September 2021, in the parish of Ruziba in Bujumbura, the priestly ordinations of the [...]

By |2023-10-23T16:19:44+02:0022 October 2021|Burundi|

Lay Doctrinaries in Burundi and a catechism house

Bar Cavaillon, along the Bujumbura-Rumonge road, where the catechism room dedicated to Father Luciano Mascarin, who brought the Doctrinary Fathers to Burundi in 2006, will be set up. Following in the footsteps of Father Cesare De Bus, who will soon be canonized, his successors in Burundi welcome many lay people into the doctrinal family. In Bujumbura the Fraternity of the Word groups are active for young people, with 12 members, for adults, with 29 members and the Doctrinary Family [...]

By |2021-05-14T08:59:50+02:0028 April 2021|Burundi|
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