Fr. Tomaž Mavrič met with the Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY) in Rwanda and Burundi

by | Apr 2, 2023 | News, Vincentian Marian Youth

To Jesus with Mary!

I would like to share with you the joy felt by the members Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY) of the Province of Central Africa on the occasion of the visit of Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, of the Daughters of Charity, President of the Worldwide Vincentian Family and Director General of the Vincentian Marian Youth.

Father General has been in Central Africa since March 12, 2023, visiting different communities of the Congregation of the Mission, the Daughters of Charity, and meeting with different branches of the Vincentian Family, including the VMY in Central Africa, Rwanda and Burundi. His visit will last until March 24, 2023.

On March 18, 2023, Father was warmly welcomed at the Mahama camp.

Let us recall that this camp has been located since 2015 in the diocese of Kibungo here in Rwanda. Since 2017, the chaplaincy of the camp is assumed by the missionaries of the Congregation of the Mission of the Rwanda Burundi region.

In his message, Father Tomaž recalled the invitation of the Lord Jesus: “I was hungry and you gave me to eat, thirsty and you gave me to drink, a stranger and you welcomed me…” (Matthew 25, 35).

The VMY group at the camp responded wonderfully to the challenge. The young people sang missionary, Marian and Vincentian songs full of joy. The distribution of food to our lords and masters was done in the presence of Father Tomaž Mavrič, who also participated in the work.

Some photos illustrating the event:

With VMY in Mahama camp

Written in Nemba on March 20, 2023, by Father Henri MATSINGA, CM. Provincial Director of VMY Central Africa.