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Echo from Montfort Scholasticate: Closure of the Initiation Year and Renewal of Vows

GITEGA, Burundi - It was Saturday, 29 June 2024. It was on this Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul that the Montfort Scholasticate is closing its 2023-2024 initiation year (which began on Saturday, 23 September 2023) during a Eucharistic celebration presided over by the rector of this house of formation, the Reverend Father Henri ALOTEREMBI, SMM...

Opening of the Initial Formation Year in Kisangani

KISANGANI, D.R. Congo - Saturday, September 23, 2023 marked the opening day of the initial formation year 2023-2024 for the Montfortian Postulate of Kisangani in D.R. Congo (Providence House-Deo Soli). It was preceded by a 6-day spiritual retreat and the facilitator was Father Jean Trésor BAFENGO, SMM, the parish priest of the Saint Paul Apostle/Kibibi parish...
Abdias MUBANZO | 02 Oct 2023

First Religious Profession in DR. Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - On Sunday, 27 August 2023, in the church of the Mater Dei shrine parish, the first novitiate of the General Delegation of French-speaking Africa, which opened its doors on 15 August 2022 with the entry into the novitiate of some candidates, experienced a very memorial day for the first religious profession of 7 novices.
Novitiate | 04 Sep 2023

Priestly and Diaconal Ordination

KISANGANI, D.R. Congo - Sunday February 19, 2023 was a day of celebration and joy in the Delegation of Francophone Africa in particular and in the Company of Mary in general. Indeed, two confreres have been elevated to the diaconate and priestly ordinations: Brother Claude DISA MUTUNZI, SMM was ordained deacon and Deacon Charles MUMBERE KIPUTSU, SMM was ordained priest.
The Editorial Staff | 30 Mar 2023

Priestly Ordination in DR Congo

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo - Called by God to Montfortian religious and priestly life, it was on 6th November 2022 that Deacon Ephrem KULONDWA MUDERWA SMM was ordained a priest in the Cathedral church of Bukavu, by the imposition from the hands of His Excellency Monsignor Francois-Xavier MAROY RUSENGO, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Bro. Simon FIMBO, SMM | 19 Dec 2022

Annual Retreat, Opening of the Initiation Year and Renewal of Vows at the Montfort Scholasticate in Gitega, Burundi

GITEGA, Burundi - It is under this annual theme dedicated to the Holy Spirit, with Mary, that the initiation year 2022-2023 at the Montfort Scholasticate in Gitega, Burundi opened on Saturday, September 24th. This opening ceremony was preceded by a week divided into two: the three days were devoted to the session about Montfortian Spirituality and the other three days to the annual retreat...

Opening of the New Novitiate in the Francophone Africa Delegation

KINSHASA, RD Congo - On 15th August 2022, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we received a grace, a gift from heaven. It was the opening of the new novitiate in the Company of Mary. A new stage of formation for us from the General Delegation of Francophone Africa, 89 years after the arrival of the first missionary pioneers in the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Novitiate Team | 25 Aug 2022

Retreat for the Montfortian Family

KISANGANI, DRC - As usual the Montfortian family in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gathered for their annual retreat. This year the retreat took place at the “Mgr Grison Center” of the Fathers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the Dehonians) in Simissimi in the Archdiocese of Kisangani. The participants: 9 Daughters of Wisdom, 1...

Inaugural Prayer for the Project of the Marian Shrine

KISANGANI, RDC - On Saturday, June 25, 2022, the Montfortian family of Kisangani - the Montfort Fathers, the Brothers of Saint Gabriel, the Lay Associates and the postulants organized a pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine located in the property of Montfort Missionaries in Kisangani. It should be noted that it was for the very first time since its construction a few years ago and whose final project is to be erected later as the very first Marian Sanctuary in the Archdiocese of Kisangani...
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