Harare, 21 October, 2020 / 11:11 pm (ACI Africa).
It is a longing fulfilled for Fr. Frank Wirz, an 85-year old Catholic Cleric ministering in Zimbabwe who transitioned from being an active Priest to a monk after 57 years of ministerial Priestly service.
In a report published by the Catholic Church News Zimbabwe, Fr. Frank who is a member of Bethlehem Mission Society (SMB) said that after transitioning to the Religious Brotherhood, he felt “much happier and fulfilled.”
“His (Fr. Frank’s) new way of life is a manifestation of a deeper commitment to missionary work. He said his transformation also gives joy to his SMB community to which he remains a member,” Br. Alphonce Kugwa says in Monday, October 19 report.
In the report, Br. Alphonce highlights the sentiments of Fr. Frank (now a Religious Brother) who, adorned in a monastic habit, feels more comfortable in his new community at The Manger, the association’s residents in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare where he helps with community chores and spiritual renewal of the members of the community.
The Religious Brother was, until last month, a Catholic Priest years after having received the Sacrament of Holy Orders in 1963 in Switzerland and having been commissioned to Zimbabwe ten years later.