“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (Jer 1:5).

Saturday 4 November was a day of great rejoicing for our community in South Africa. Our brother Pavel Šindelka (42 years old) is originally from Ostrava in the Czech Republic. He was ordained to the presbyterate in the cathedral at Lourdes Mission. The ceremony, presided over by +Stanisław Jan Dziuba, Bishop of the Diocese of Umzimkhulu, was a joyful and participative celebration.

With thanks to the Lord for this great gift, we wish Fr Pavel a blessed and fruitful ministry.