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Blessing of a Marian Shrine

Twenty five years ago, the hilly region of Kaliori was a deserted area. Nothing was found there, not even water. But the workers who were building a Marian Shrine were asked to keep on digging. At last, the water came out. They used the water to mix the materials for erecting the grotto. After the building of the Shrine was finished, the spring stopped running. It was considered a miracle, a sign of God’s favour and blessing for the building of the Marian Shrine of Kaliori.

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February 2, 2015

News Update from the Oblates of South Africa

 The ordination of the New Bishop of Klerksdorp, Bishop Victor Phalana was celebrated in Klerksdorp - The ordination was well attended by both the Diocese as well as many from surrounding Dioceses where Bishop Phalana has been popular in his ministry. 

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February 2, 2015

Reflecting on Soweto Looting: Suffer Little Children

 

The revolution devours its children, in many a society the children are the direct victims of social upheaval and dis-functionality.  In 1976 Soweto children in South Africa went on the rampage to protest about the government system of poor education for Black children; police responded by shooting live ammunition; the youngest and first victim of the protest was one Hector Peterson, he was only 13 years old.

In the 1980s   the social and political scenario was on fire; children once again were devoured by the chaos. One child Stomie Moekesti became a symbol of the devoured children. The police detained him when he was only 12 years old. He became a member of the infamous Mandela United Football club, but he did not play soccer. Instead the group was known more as the bodyguard of Mrs. Nelson Mandela. It is this same group that is alleged to have killed him because he was accused of and suspected to be a police informant. 

 

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January 27, 2015

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