Our Community

Living together

To be human is to be on a journey and to be a Christian means that we never journey alone” Adele Gonzalez, “The Spirituality of Community”. “For in one spirit we were all baptized into one body” 1Co 12:12Every community, in coordinating its activities, favours those elements which aid togetherness (RL 39.3)


Umzumbe 2015


Community Members 2012

Our community is a microcosm of different cultures. We treasure our life in such a cross-cultural community as a gift and as a challenge. We learn to appreciate each other and to discover the uniqueness of the values that everyone carries.

We follow a schedule below and we appreciate very much as a sign of respect for each member of the community responsibility and punctuality.

Monday to Friday



Morning Prayer & Eucharist and Breakfast


Departure to St. Joseph Theological Institute




Personal time/Study time


Evening Prayer




Personal time/Study time
Tuesday 17:00 Eucharist at St. Joseph Th. Inst. Cedara
Wednesday 18:00 Adoration
Thursday 18:15 Lectio Divina
Saturday 07:00 Morning Prayer & Eucharist with sharing
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Manual Work/ cleaning/ shopping
12:30 Lunch
18:30 Rosary or Marian Liturgy
19:30 Supper
Sunday Day Off. 18:30 Evening Prayer followed by a special community supper

We celebrate our birthdays and national feasts, bringing in creatively elements of our cultural and national backgrounds. Every last Saturday of the month we have a social evening in which we too celebrate the birthdays occurring on the month. Our national days are celebrated and organized by the nationals with the help of the social committee.


  • Days of the Community: Saturday Morning Mass & Sunday Supper.
  • Monthly Recollection: Every last Saturday of the month.
  • Community council: Every first Thursday of the month from14h30
  • Community Outing: once every semester
  • Pastoral Work: The days are set according to the place of Apostolate
  • Catechesis: Done in groups (See formation 2.2)
  • Choir practice: 2nd and 3rd Mondays of the month at 18.00
  • Sports: Fridays at 15h00
  • Announcements: Sunday after supper
  • Social evening: last Saturday of the month.

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