Dar es Salaam, 01 April, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Nun from Tanzania has challenged women and men Religious in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to showcase their “active role in the mission of evangelization”.
Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu who was speaking during the Wednesday, March 30 virtual meeting that the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) organized to explore ways in which the synodal process can be understood in local contexts said Consecrated persons are expected to be “prophetic witnesses of holiness.”
“As Religious, this is the time to play an active role in the mission of evangelization with a particular purpose of being prophetic witnesses of holiness, because this is a symbol of love in the church and society,” Sr. Tunu said.
The member of the Little Sisters of St. Francis (LSOSF) who serves as the Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) highlighted some activities that the Religious are involved in including service to social institutions such as schools, hospitals, and taking care of the poor and said that there is need to do more during the synodal process.
She said that the Religious are involved in the promotion of integral human development by giving spiritual, moral, pastoral, intellectual and human formation.