2020-06-25 MOZAMBIQUE

Marist Novitiate of Matola

The Marist Novitiate of Matola is located in the municipality of Matola in Maputo Province, Mozambique. It is the novitiate of the Province of Southern Africa. The novices who come to do their formation here are from countries like Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  As of the latest survey, the community is composed of 17 novices and 3 brothers in the formation staff.

Marist novitiate, first steep in the Marist Consecrated Life

The novitiate is a privileged time when the novice is invited to open himself without fear to God’s love.  As he is initiated into religious life, he is led to personal growth and conversion of heart, while at the same time integrating the evangelical counsels and the Marist charism into his way of being and acting. The novitiate is the stage in which the novice learns to cherish silence and the interior life which will help him grow in intimacy with God and develop a deeper love for his brothers and sisters. It culminates, should the novice decide to welcome God’s call to Marist life and the community agrees, in the profession of vows as a brother. (Based on “Wherever You Go” # 58)


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