FMDM Zambia / Early beginnings
In 1946 four sisters traveled to Northern Rhodesia (present day Zambia) and set up a hospital in Kasaba, Luapula Province to look after people suffering from Hansen’s disease (leprosy). From this very Franciscan ministry we have branched out into many forms of service.
Today our sisters, in Lusaka and Kasanka, see the circumstances of women, of young people and the whole impact of HIV/Aids as the most urgent needs in Zambian society. We have adapted to respond to these needs through education, care of orphaned children, home-based care of those living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
As in all our regions throughout the world our communities in Zambia are very international and multicultural giving a richness to our primary call of witnessing to living together in simplicity and peace.
FMDM ZAMBIA: Click on highlighted link. www.asec-sldi.net/zam0023/index.php
JUBILEE CELEBRATION of our Life and Mission in ZAMBIA for 70 years
Silver Jubilee celebration – Sr. Judith Mwango
On Saturday, 14 October 2017, there was great rejoicing when the people in Kasanka, Zambia gathered in St. John the Baptist Parish to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sr. Judith Mwango. The main celebrant was Fr. Crispin Mwila the Vicar General of Mansa Diocese and seven concelebrants. Fr Timothy Kayula OFM Conventual gave the homily. Mwabombeni ba Sr Judy!
The celebration was attended by a large crowd of parishioners and guests from around Zambia. Many women were cooking late into the previous night in order to prepare a meal for all those who attended. Following the meal everyone gathered in a shady place to enjoy the entertainments of dancing and sketches before the cake was cut. To view more photos click here. Silver Jubilee celebration of Sr Judith Mwango
Final Profession – Sr Agness Chisenga. On 28 November 2015, there was great rejoicing in the Zambian Region when Agness Chisenga made her Final Profession as an FMDM Sister in her own home town in Mpika, Zambia (Northern Province of Muchinga). FMDM Sisters from Zambia and Zimbabwe made the long journey to rejoice with Agness, her family and parishioners of St. Andrew’s Church, Mpika on this special day. Congratulations Agness!
Final Profession – Sr Gracious Champo Ng’andwe
On 6 December 2014, FMDM Sisters gathered in Kitwe to witness the ceremony of Sr. Gracious’ Final Profession. There was great rejoicing and celebration in Kitwe for FMDM Sisters and Gracious’ family and friends.
Little Assisi – Autism Awareness Walk in Lusaka
On 28 April 2018, “Mulenga Foundation” in Lusaka organised an Autism Awareness Walk which was the first year Zambia recognised this condition publicly. The 4 Km walk started from Manda Hill Shopping Mall to the University Campus. To read more click Autism Awareness Walk in Lusaka
Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Conference Africa Network (CAN) held their 6th Africa Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka from 7 – 11 May 2018. Representatives were Jane Muma, Sr Kay O’Neil, Esther Mwilenge and Musonda Kabembwe. To read more, click here Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Conference 2018
FMDM Associates Click here for FMDM Associates in Zambia
Contact Information for vocations: Sister Gracious Champo firstname.lastname@example.org
FMDM Country Leader: Sr Elvine Msimuko email@example.com
Remembering our sisters who have gone before us and have served in Zambia for many years.
Sister Monica Orange: 24 July 1934 – 4 November 2016 (England)
Sister Helen Scully: 1937 – 27 June 2015 (Ireland)