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100 5357This section of our website is dedicated to telling the unfolding story of our congregation in Zimbabwe. We work throughout this beautiful country, and have a strong presence in Tafara & Mabvuku and Borrowdale. Our main pastoral outreach is through five churches in the Archdiocese of Harare. If you have just found this section, we ask your prayers for the work of our confreres, the people and the nation.

Tafara - This community  is primarily a formation community with nearly forty young Zimbabweans studying to be priests and brothers.  The community also help to feed and clothe the people of the township.

Borrowdale - A Redemptorist parish served by young Zimbabwean Redemptorist priests and brothers.  

New Magazine from the Redemptorists in Zimbabwe


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Redemptorist Communications in Zimbabwe have produced a digital Newsletter “Ruponeso”. 

Ruponeso, faithful to the charism of Saint Alphonsus, is a collaborative effort of Redemptorists and laity to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ primarily through print and digital media. It shares in the Redemptorist priority of spreading the good news. 
To receive a copy send an email with the subject  as “Subscribe to Ruponeso” to

Region of Zimbabwe Retreat

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Fr Andrew Burns C.Ss.R the Provincial Consultor is currently visiting Zimbabwe for the region's retreat.

The 'Redemptorists Zimbabwe' Facebook page described it as follows:

"The Redemptorist Region of Zimbabwe had a very successful retreat experience with the Provincial Consultor, Fr Andrew Burns, C.Ss.R. There was a great atmosphere in this retreat centred on the love of self, neighbour and God.

The highlight was that the retreat was not heady but spoke to the heart." 

Zimbabwe's newest CSsR Priest...

Fr Brian Manyenga CSsR

was ordained a priest

recently by his Grace Archbishop Robert Ndlovu,

the Archbishop of Harare.

See the pictures below!

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Fr Brian Manyenga holding the host during his first mass, the day after his Priestly Ordination.

Our Newest CSsR Priests…Makorokoto...


The following piece was submitted by one of our new Redemptorist Fathers in Zimbabwe...

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(Fr Kenneth, Fr Gift, Archbishop Ndlovu, Fr Francis and Fr Gideon CSsR)


"Saturday the 14th February 2015 (Valentine's day, and Fr. Gift's birthday) was a special day for the Redemptorist Region of Zimbabwe, the Archdiocese of Harare and indeed for the whole Church, as four Redemptorist deacons were ordained to the priesthood by the Archbishop of Harare, his Grace Robert Christopher Ndlovu.

Zimbabwe News...


During the course of the Chapter we were delighted to have four capitulars from Zimbabwe with us in Perth! Those present, Fr William Guri CSsR, Regional Superior, Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR, Regional Vicar Superior, Br Ben Posvo CSsR, Consultor, and Fr Joseph Musendami CSsR who is currently working and ministering in our Clapham community and parish. They brought with them great energy and inspiring experiences which they generously shared.




During the Chapter it was anounced that changes are to take place at the end of the month!


The changes are

Fr Raymond Mupandasekwa CSsR

- Regional Superior

Br Benjamin Posvo CSsR - Vicar Reginal Superior

Fr Elias Gweme CSsR - Consultor


Fr William Guri CSsR steps down after 14 years in Regional Government!

Fr William will go and do further studies,

this will no doubt enrich the Region.


Bishop Eton celebration


Bishop Eton held a Parish Celebration today with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe - a fund set up to raise money for the people in the townships served by the Redemptorists.


There was food 


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CSsR Zimbabwe Website...


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Our confreres in Zimbabwe are now up and running with a new website!


Click on the banner above and fly down to Zimbabwe!


On that website you will find out information on

Parish Missions

Our Book Shop Ministry


Br Benjamin's work and fundraising

and much more...


Congratulations to the Fathers and Brothers there.
Know that our prayers are constantly with you!

Going to Zimbabwe...


Your prayers are asked for

Br Peter Morris and Ms Frances Sibert who are travelling to Zimbabwe tomorrow (Thurs 12th Sept).

Br Peter will spend a year there having a pastoral experience and Frances will be there for a month.


We wish them well and promise them our prayers!



Br Francis and his work in Zimbabwe...

Click here to be able to read and understand something of the work Br Francis Maribe CSsR

does in Zimbabwe in his role as Development Coordinator.


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Keep us the good work! 

Redemptorist Publications in Harare...



Have a look at our bookshop in Harare and see the wonderful work of our fathers and brothers there. If you live in Harare you can go and visit the shop - right in the centre of the city, next to the Archbishop's office!

Click here to visit - and send your good wishes to the shop!

Keep up the good in Zimbabwe!

Another Priest in Zimbabwe...

Rev. Br Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.,

will be ordained a priest, in Zimbabwe on the 8th September 2012. 


Please pray for him at this most special time.

The confreres are delighted by this news,

and many will gather for the Ordination Mass at

St. Alphonsus' Church in Tafara, Harare.

Our prayers and warm good wishes go with (Fr.) Isaac Davies C.Ss.R.


Hopefully we'll get some photos soon and get them to you before too long!

Our Confreres in Zimbabwe...


A recent photo of some of our confreres in Zimbabwe...standing outside the community chapel.

Collecting and Praying for Zimbabwe...



This is the smiling face of one of our confreres, Fr James Smale C.Ss.R., who preaches and gives appeals to help our mission in Zimbabwe as part of his ministry.


Fr. Jimmy travels around the country, visiting parishes, telling them about the work of our men in Zimbabwe. He has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the mission in Zimbabwe, and he can assure the people in their parishes that every penny will go directly to Africa.


The internet is a wonderful place for Fr. Jimmy to say a huge "THANK YOU" to all who have given so generously in the past.


It also gives the Redemptorist Province a chance to say another huge "THANK YOU" this time to Fr. Jimmy for his commitment and dedication to this work and the confreres in Zimbabwe.

Fr Guri from Zimbabwe writes...

Below, there is an extract from a letter written recently by Fr Guri, detailing some of the work he and the confreres are involved in...


"December 2011

Greetings from Harare. I hope this finds you well. 


Here is a bit of news from my side:


I attended the Assembly of the Conference of Redemptorists of Africa and Madagascar (COREAM) from the 20th to the 30th of August in Nairobi, Kenya. Br Benjamin, who represents the Redemptorist brothers of COREAM attended with me. We had time to visit the Redemptorists in Kenya and reconnect with those confreres who studied in Harare.


We had the ordination of Fr Victor Bushu on the 1st of October in Mabvuku, which was a very memorable event. I assisted Fr Victor at his first Mass in Mabvuku and  Thanksgiving Mass in Tafara. I was unable to accompany him to his rural home in Mutoko for celebrations the following weeked due to a bad cold. But I am told that the celebrations were wonderful at the Bushu homestead and at All Souls Mission.


Sadness in Zimbabwe...

We received the following note from the Regional Superior of Zimbabwe, Fr William Guri, to tell us...


"Dear Confreres,

We received with great sadness the news of the death of Mr Titus Bauti of Mabvuku.

Mr Bauti worked collaboratively with the Redemptorists as an able and reliable translator, catechist and community leader all the time that he lived in Mabvuku until his death.  

He died last night in Harare Hospital.

He had been unwell and in hospital for a while.

I will let you know the details of the funeral as they become available.

May his soul rest in peace in the love and mercy of God.

Muna Kristo,


Fr.William Guri, C.Ss.R."

Zimbabwe's newest priest...

frvictorbushuOur congratulations go to our newest priest,

the Rev. Fr. Victor Bushu C.Ss.R.


Our prayers and best wishes go to him.


Photos to follow...