Couples for Christ values women teaching

One of the main issues up for discussion at this year’s World Meeting of Families in Ireland is on Women’s leadership roles locally and globally.

Locally, a growing movement, Couples for Christ have also deemed it necessary to engage and empower women, in families, on various matters regarding Chirstian relationships among others. 

The training was held on Saturday 18thAugustat RockwoodSpiritual Formation Centre inn Harare.

The teachings were a series on Christian Personal Relationships, centred on practical ways on how Sisters in Christ can relate and support one another, by expressing love honourand respect, speech andcorrection. 

The sessions were presented by inspiringwomen drawn from various Parishes, who included Sr Susan Magwagwa, Sr Taona Choto, Sis Leny Gamboa (visiting from CFC UAE), Sr Ellah Chinyaukira, Sr Eulla Chimanikire and Sr Felistas Chikaura.

Participants came fromacross the groups member parishes that includes St PetersMbare, Our Lady of the Wayside Mount Pleasant, Holy Name Mabelreign, St Francis Xavier Braeside andOur Lady of the Holy Rosary Marondera.

Some of the participants were also drawn from non-Catholic members. 

These series of teachings are part of the Couples for Christ’s Pastoral Formation Program for Handmaids of the Lord, a Ministry which brings together all women, including Married women, Single Mothers, Widows and Divorcees. 

It was good meeting with the Sisters once more and the teachings were an eye opener. Sis Eulla Chimanikire.

Susan Magwagwa said the for her ‘the teaching was God given’ and that it reminded her of the values she is supposed to live by, values we constantly forget.

 

I think the thing that touched me the most is that as a woman in Zimbabwe, I have often slipped into this mode of living only for the day, economically, spiritually and emotionally. The problem is that one becomes a floater and floaters don't grow and only let the light in when they pass by it,” said Christine Ndoro, a participant.

 She added that, “The talks were a reminder of how we should let God lead. The scriptural reference was so rich and often served as a rude awakening. God knew our nature long before we came into being and spoke to it because He knew we would stray and need His guiding love to come back

Couples for Christ is committed to the continued development of women and holds various program, not only spiritual, but social programs as well. 

These are implemented in various Parishes through the Family Apostolate desk. 

 

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