Snapshot from African Sisters

Futuring Dominican Charism for Mission
Sisters and Lay Partners Together
Zimbabwe Regional Snapshot

 

  1. What does nurturing and futuring the Dominican charism look like to you?

Collaboration of Dominican sisters and brothers in the preaching ministry, in diverse ways; guided by the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service as well more involvement of Dominican Associates and Lay Dominicans. This will include sharing of diverse resources.

 

  1. Number of sisters in your region: 89
  2. Number of sisters in your region in each of the following categories:
20s 8
30s 11
40s 21
50s 14
60s 3
70s 14
80s 18

 

  1. Number of sisters in formation prior to perpetual profession: 12 sisters
  2. Indicate the percent of your income which comes from ministry stipends?
    About 100% of donations
  3. Emerald Hill School for the Deaf and Children’s Home almost 100% of their expenses covered by donations
  4. The Three hospitals and Gweru Nursery
    rely on donations
  5. Indicate the percent of your budget spent on the following categories:
    1. Care of senior sisters- one third
    2. Formation (includes professional study) 18.8 %
  6. List the names and locations of institutions/ministries your region sponsors:
NAME LOCATION
Harare Convent
Primary School
Harare
Harare Convent
High School
Harare
Mother Patrick Convent Primary School Harare
St. Martin’s Convent Primary School Harare
Emerald Hill School for
the Deaf Primary School
Harare
Emerald Hill School for
the Deaf Secondary School
Harare
Emerald Hill Children’s Home Harare
Life Lines Media Project Harare
St. John’s High School Harare
St. Dominican
Secondary School
Harare
Bulawayo Convent
Primary School
Bulawayo
Bulawayo Convent
High School
Bulawayo
Dominican Nursery
School
Gweru
St. Theresa’s Hospital Chirumhanzu
St. Joseph’s Hospital Mutare
Loreto Children’s Home Kwekwe
Regina Coeli Hospital Nyanga

 

  1. What are three particular strengths your region brings to futuring our charism?
    1. Vocations and diversity of ages, groups, regions, associates

    2. Gifts of sisters-committed and equipped for mission through formation and education.
    3. Diverse apostolates through many instutions.

 

  1. What are three particular challenges your region faces in relation to futuring our charism?
    1. Lack of clear instructions as to what exactly this is about:    

    Convincing the rest of the sisters (concerns raised not properly or convincing addressed
     2. Human and Material resources:
    Limited resources: lack of personnel, dwindling numbers, burnout
     3. Inadequate financial resources:
    To carry the mission forward
     4. Training of formators:
    Need to train formators in order to provide holistic formation for initial and ongoing formation.
  2. Check the ways lay involvement is currently present in your region:
    1. 40 Associates
    2. 38 Associates involved in leadership roles/staff
    3. Boards/Advisory Councils-several
    4. 100 OP Youth

 


Futuring Dominican Charism for Mission
Sisters and Lay Partners Together

Zambian Regional Snapshot 

  1. What does nurturing and futuring the Dominican charism look like to you?Collaborating with other Dominicans, Co-workers, and pupils will continue to enhance our three-fold mission: to Praise, to Bless, to Preach. Additionally, our vocation promoters visit parishes to share the word of God and more about our mission and charism as Dominicans.

Generalate: Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex, U.K.
Motherhouse: Harare, Zimbabw
Number of sisters in your Delegation: 72

  1. Number of sisters in your region in each of the following categories:
20s 9
30s 20
40s 21
50s 12
60s 1
70s 4
80s 5

 

  1. Number of sisters in formation prior to perpetual profession: 15
  2. Indicate the percent of your income which comes from salaries and donations?Salaries 30%      Donations 70 %
  1. EDUCATION MISSION
Natwange Youth Village (OVC) Chipulukusu, Ndola

 

Chisankano Community School

 

Fatima, Ndola

 

Antony Childrens’ Village
(Managing Agency)
Masala, Ndola

 

Buyantanshi
(Managing Agency)
Twapia, Ndola

 

Dominican Convent
(Grant-Aided)
Ndola

 

Dominican Convent Primary School Ndola

 

Fatima Girls Secondary School
(Grant –Aided)
Kavu, Ndola

 

Holy Trinity – Kabunda
(Grant-Aided)
Mansa

 

Martin de Porres Pre-school Kasama

 

Rose of Lima Preschool Mufulira

 

 

  1. SOCIAL MISSION 
Natwange Youth Village

 

Chipulukusu, Ndola

 

Anthony Childrens’ Home
(Managing Agency)
Ndola
Twapia Transcient Home &
Buyantanshi Community Schools (Managing Agency)
Ndola

 

  1. HEALTH MISSION
St. Dominic Mission Hospital

 

Fatima, Ndola

 

 

  1. What are three particular strengths your region brings to futuring our charism?

     Vibrant, joyful young sisters who are willing to be sent,
in the spirit of  internationality and evangelization …

1. On-going formation and study for mission
2. Prayerful search for truth
3. Gift of vocactions

  1. What are three particular challenges your region brings to futuring our charism?
    1.  Insufficient funds and donor dependence
    2. Work overload and multiple responsibilities for

    some sisters
    3. Some statutory regulations and policies
  2. Check the ways lay involvement is currently present in your region:
    We work with a lot of lay staff in our different institutions who uphold our ethos and values.