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Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 01:45
 
What happened to the three priests kidnapped two years ago this month in the Congo (North Kivu province)?

Three Assumptionist priests were kidnapped on October 19, 2012, from their rectory in Mbau, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Frs. Edmond Kisughu, Anselme Wasukundi, and  Jean-Pierre Ndulani, three Assumptionist priests, were kidnapped on October 19, 2012, from their rectory in Mbau, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

They would have been abducted by an armed militia before being sold and then killed by a group of Islamist soldiers.

It was barely two years ago, on October 19, 2012, that three Assumptionist priests, Jean-Pierre Ndulani, Edmond Kisughu and Anselme Wasukundi were kidnapped while at their rectory, in Mbau, in the region of Beni, one of the major towns in the province of North Kivu (DRC).

At that time, no one was able to establish with certitude the circumstances of their abduction, nor what happened to them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 07:47
 
Saints

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

It seems that every family has a month that is particularly loaded with birthdays and anniversaries. That holds true for us, and the month is October. There is my grand-daughter’s birthday, my daughter and son-in-law’s anniversary, my husband’s birthday, my son-in-law’s birthday---and so it goes.

Like birthday celebrations, feast days are days of importance in the Church. Looking at a liturgical calendar, it is interesting to note when certain saints are celebrated. It is even more interesting to read a vignette of the saint’s life. October is of particular interest, as many well-known saints have their feast days during this month. Among them are Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, on October 1; Francis of Assisi, founder of the first Friars Minor, on October 4; Teresa of Avila, the great saint of Carmel, on October 15; Luke, physician and evangelist, on October 18; and John Paul II, a saint of our times, on October 22.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 15:10
 
Vocation Coordinator Explains the Meaning of Vocation

Jesus knocking on a doorThis article was originally published in Le Provocateur (9/25/14), the student newspaper for Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

By Nicholas Collura

One of the characters in Robert Cormier’s novel The Chocolate War keeps a line from T.S. Eliot taped to the inside of his locker: “Do I dare disturb the universe?” Many of us have considered this question in some form or another. Even if we don’t want to disturb the universe, we probably want to know what our place in it is. “Am I important?” we may ask ourselves. “What is my purpose in the world?”

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:56
 
Fr. CHARLES MBOGHA KAMBALE, A.A. (1942-2005)

Fr. CHARLES MBOGHA KAMBALE, A.A. (1942-2005)PROMINENT ASSUMPTIONIST Charles Mbogha Kambale (1942-2005)

A native of the diocese of Butembo-Beni (North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Most Rev. Charles Mbogha Kambale was born in 1942 in Kilubo, the son of Emile Malyabwana and Cécile Kahambu. He attended high school at St. Joseph's diocesan minor seminary in Musienene (1956-1963), and pursued his philosphy and theology studies at Pius X major seminary in Bukavu, the major metropolitan area of the province (1963-1965, 1965-1969). Ordained a priest on July 24, 1969, he was first of all appointed professor at the minor seminary he had attended in Musienene (1969-1970), and then professor at the Collège Lwanzururu in Beni (1970-1972). It was at this time that he officially asked to join the Assumptionists and began his novitiate under the able direction of the only other Congolese Assumptionist at the time, Fr. Jérôme Masumbuko Tsongo Ndara. Once professed, he left for Brussels, Belgium to pursue a licentiate in catechetics at the Lumen Vitae Institute.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:23
 

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