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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.

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...

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 | 25/8/2022

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...

The Blessing of the Parish Church: "Mary, Daughter of Nazareth"

GITEGA, Burundi - While the entire Catholic Church was celebrating “Our Lady of the Rosary”, the particular Church of the Archdiocese of Gitega, more precisely the Montfortian Parish “Mary, Daughter of Nazareth” was in great joy to welcome again Bishop Simon NTAMWANA for the blessing of the parish church whose first stone was laid by him last year in August 2020...

The How and the Why of our Vocation

KISANGANI, RDC - On Wednesday, 7th April 2021, his Excellency Marcel Utembi Tapa, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kisangani / DR Congo, presided over the Holy Mass at Saint Paul Apostle Parish (in Kisangani). During the Eucharistic Celebration, there was the diaconal ordination of the three brothers: Robert Natutwande, Elisée Kambale and Ignace Messinou. All of them are Montfort Missionaries of the Company of Mary and members of the General Delegation of Francophone Africa / GDFA. The first two are Congolese, while the third is a Togolese (the very first time to have a Togolese deacon in our Entity)...

Sacerdotal ordination in Congo

KIBIBI, Congo - On 25 March 2017, the solemnity of the Annunciation of our Savior, in the parish church of Saint Paul the Apostle of KIBIBI, Father Henri ALOTEREMBI said "YES" before God and his witnesses in the hands of Monseigneur Dieudonné MADRAPILE Tanzi, Bishop of the diocese of Isangi, surrounded by religious and secular priests. He received the imposition of hands making him the ninth Congolese...
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