They are to be received in Kawambwa community in Zambia’s Mansa Diocese, Br. Weijer said, adding that the new community will be named after St. Joseph, the husband of Mary.
He explained, “The name of the new community goes back to the CMM tradition. The first house, the Motherhouse, had St. Joseph as its patron Saint. Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary, will be the name of the new community in Zambia.”
The CMM Regional Superior in Namibia has been tasked with the responsibility of receiving the four Brothers at the Lusaka airport, and accompanying them to their new community, Br. Weijer told ACI Africa, adding that St. Joseph Kawambwa community will be overseen by CMM General Board in cooperation with the Congregations Namibia Region and the Province of Kenya.
The four CMM members whose primary apostolate will be teaching include Br. Videlis Minyega, Br. Daniel Nyakundi Nchoga, Br. Peter Mutuku, and Zambian-born Br. Alfred Kaluba.
“The main work of the Brothers in Kawambwa will be teaching in primary, secondary and technical education. They will reopen a technical school for carpentry and tailoring,” the CMM Provincial Superior in Kenya told ACI Africa during the January 13 interview, adding that the facility to be reopened is St. Mary’s Vocational Training Centre.
In a Wednesday, January 12 interview with ACI Africa, Br. Kaluba said that he considers his selection to serve in his native country as an opportunity to evangelize his own people.
“I think the faithful in Mansa expect us to build a true missionary community that is inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ… to respond to God's call by bringing merciful brotherhood to the mission by living together and in the service of others,” Br. Kaluba said.
The people of God in Zambia, he went on to say, yearn for a missionary community that will participate in the building up of the local church through education and community development activities.
The Zambian CMM member said that he intends to help the Congregation grow by engaging actively in vocation awareness programs and organizing youth seminars.
“I intend to help my Congregation grow in vocation awareness programs like going to the parishes, schools and also organizing seminars to teach the youths about Religious Brotherhood,” Br. Kaluba told ACI Africa January 12.