2019-08-07 MALAWI

Vincent Prolazio Chunga

The Provincial Superior of Southern Africa, Brother Joe Walton, sadly announces the death of Brother Vincent Chunga to all the communities of the Province, to relatives and to friends of the deceased. He passed away in bed in the Brothers’ residence in Zomba while the community were attending early morning Holy Mass on Wednesday 8 May 2013.

Brother Vincent had been suffering from cancer of the liver since late last year and had been following chemotherapy in Mwaiwathu Hospital in Blantyre till the day before when he was discharged from the sixth session.

The funeral service for our late Brother will take place on Friday, 10 May 2013 in Mtendere (Marist Secondary School) starting with Holy Mass at 09h30.

Vincent Prozalio Chunga was born on 4 May 1964 and hailed from Chiwungeunge Village, St Theresa, Katete Parish, Mzimba District, Malawi.

He made first profession on 28 July 1993, and took final vows on 18 October 1997. After his initial formation at the Marist International Centre (MIC) in Nairobi, he served in several Marist schools in Malawi. As a teacher, he related well with fellow staff members and students, and had the knack of enabling weaker ones to grasp abstract ideas in mathematics Some time after obtaining a B.Com. degree in South Africa, he was appointed Administrator at MIC where he worked for three years. Though much occupied with the many aspects of this role – he was working towards a Masters degree as well – Br Vincent always received visitors to his office with great warmth and made them feel very welcome

When Br Vincent had completed his studies at Vista University near Port Elizabeth, the Head of Academic Administration at the campus wrote a personal tribute addressed to the Marist Brothers in Uitenhage: “During the time he was with us, he was an excellent example, a dedicated person with no self-interest, willing to assist his fellow students. Indeed he has been an asset to our institution.”

One of many messages of sympathy reads: “J'ai eu le plaisir de travailler avec Vincent lorsqu'il était comptable, administrateur du MIC. C'était un homme de talent, consciencieux et d'une bonne lucidité concernant les affaires financières du MIC. Il avait à coeur le perfectionnement professionnel, voilà pourquoi il avait entrepris des études supérieures en même qu'il travaillait au MIC.”

Another message: “Vincent was a very good Marist brother, with a clear sense of what he was about. He made himself available for the mission of the Institute in a number of different ways, not least his generosity in serving as Administrator in MIC over a number of years. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him, to the Province, and in particular to the Brothers and mission in Malawi.”

May his soul now rest in the eternal peace of the Lord.


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