On the 12th of May last, the solemn blessing of the monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel took place in Mwanjawanthu, Zambia, in the diocese of Chipata, where the Manjummel Province established a mission five years ago. This is the second house of the Order in the diocese, together with that of Saint Teresa in Chamilala.
Fr. Jacob Paxy Alumkal, ocd, coordinator of the mission, informed us that the Bishop of Chipata, Mons Benjamin Phiri, presided at the ceremony together with our brother, Mons. George Tambala, Bishop of Zomba in Malawi, who had enthusiastically urged the creation of the mission during his time as Definitor General in Rome (2009-2016).
Also present was Fr Augustine Mulloor, ocd, Provincial of Manjummel.
NB: the photos are of the original group of missionaries in 2014 and of the blessing of the foundation stone of the monastery of Saint Teresa.