RSHM Life: RSHM Final Profession in Zimbawe

RSHM Final Profession in Zimbabwe on January 31, 2011

Rosemary Mwagarezano, RSHM, is our first Zimbabwean to make final Profession in the Zambezi Region. We have four Zambians who are already finally professed. Rosemary is 31 years of age and she comes from a family of six children,three boys and three girls, although one sister died a few years ago and the other died when they were all young. 
Rosemary made her pre-novitiate in Lusaka, and her novitiate in Chinhoyi. She worked in the clinic in Chivuna, Diocese of Monze in Zambia the first year after she was professed. Then she was missioned to Harare where she trained as a high school teacher. She is presently living in Chinhoyi and teaching in Sacred Heart School in Banket.
The final profession ceremony took place in Rosemary's home parish of St. Paul's in Dangamvura (Mutare) on December 31, 2011. The ceremony was very meaningful for all and served as an opportunity for vocation promotion. Joyce Rushinga, RSHM, was the MC at the ceremony and she also comes from that parish. Members of the youth club from Rosemary's present parish in Chinhoyi were present, as well as many from St. Paul's Parish and various other parishes as well. Beautiful singing and drumming could be heard for miles around. The two bishops of the Mutare Diocese attended, as well as a great number of priests. The homily was given by a priest who grew up in St. Paul's Parish and who is a friend of Rosemary's. Members of the five congregations of women in the Mutare Diocese were present, as well as Rosemary's parents, her brothers and many of her extended family. All the RSHM of the Zambezi Region were present. It was a wonderful day of thanksgiving and of giving glory to God as we prayed for Rosemary and for the entire congregation that we may always be open to LIFE in abundance for ourselves and for those with whom we work.
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