Lubumbashi, DR Congo – On 18 August 2022, four brothers pronounced in the newly established parish of Saint Bernard in Lubumbashi their perpetual profession and two brothers commemorated the 25th anniversary of their first profession.
Brother Donatien Kabuluapa, Brother Guillaume Mbo, Brother Pascal Nsenga and Brother Valentin Ndimuka, all from DR Congo, made their perpetual vows in the hands of the Superior General, Brother René Stockman, while Brother Freddy Ndjibu and Brother Theodore Nkondo gratefully recalled 25 years of religious life as a Brother of Charity. A third jubilarian, Brother Albert Nkoy, could not be present as he is working as a missionary in Papua New Guinea.
This event was appropriately framed with a very special celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Lubumbashi, followed by an elaborate reception in the garden of the scholasticate. A high day for the region ‘Notre Dame d’Afrique’ in DR Congo and a joyful moment for the entire Congregation.