A Catholic Priest Fr. Leonard Namuvumba has noted that hospitality if well observed and practiced can prevent many pathologies and psychopathologies faced by society today.
Fr Namuvumba has however said that hospitality has become a lost art of life in life today.
Delivering his homily at the graduation ceremony held at Kalundu Study Centre on 12th November, 2016, Fr. Leonard Namuvumba, who is Lusaka Archdiocese’s Cathedral of Child Jesus Administrator said that hospitality has been replaced with individualism and self-centeredness adding that society is becoming so closed.
There are religious, priests, lay people who feel unwelcome by their own brothers and sister. Hospitality is a spoken message, given out in gestures and signs. And when this gesture or sign is given out, the words are very clear. I care about you and your destiny,” he said.
He explained people who are not welcome tend to isolated, rejected and depressed.
“Those who help others, even in a small way in touch of love are already participating in the missionary work of the Church. When your heart is open to those spreading the Word of God, you are already taking part in the mission of our Lord,” he said.
He advised Sisters to open the hearts to those they live with. Fr. Namuvumba further encouraged the Sisters to be women of prayer saying that it prayer that leads to faith, love and service.
The total number of Religious Sisters that graduated with Certificate in Leadership and Development Course were Twenty-Six (26) coming from six countries namely Angola, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zambia. This year’s theme of the graduation is “Ready to share in Christ’s mission.”
And speaking on behalf of the graduation sisters in the words of thanks, Sr. Josepha Twapita, MSSHS, gave credit to all the people that supported that in their training that included, the Spiritual Directors, Priests, lecturers and Administrators of Kalundu Study Centre.
Kalundu Study Centre offers to Religious Women courses in Leadership and Development to equip them skills to use back in their various religious congregations.