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Taylor University Visits Koinonia

Koinonia, our conference centre in Johannesburg, hosted a group of first year honors students (involved in medicine, international studies and other programs) from Taylor University, Upland , Indiana (USA).   Pursuing a course on “Restorative Justice in the Arts”, they are examining justice, mercy and faithfulness, with reference to Mt 23:23, in the context of the past and ongoing struggles in South Africa.  In the Western Cape they heard from Arts faculty members at the Universities of Cape and Stellenbosch, visited a film project and the National Art Gallery, interacted with theologian Professor John de Gruchy, and  visited District Six and Robben Island.

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Christmas Greetings from the U.S. Area


 The Oakford Dominicans of the U.S. Area wishes you and your families a most holy and Merry Christmas. May you experience the peace that Christ has brought to the world!

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Sr. Pru Transfers from England to South Africa

On November 30, 2011, Sr. Pru Cooper arrived in South Africa on a temporary transfer after 40 years of being outside of the country.  Sr. Pru, originally from the English Area, will spend the next few weeks reconnecting with the Oakford communities around South Africa before settling into a new ministry.  Sr. Celia Smit, Congregational Councillor of the South African Area, welcomed Sr. Pru officially at the Oakford Generalate in Bedfordview, South Africa.


Sr. Alison Named Top 10 Leader in Health Care


Congratulations to Sr. Alison Munro who was named one of the "Top 10 Influential Leaders in Health Care Management" by the South African Institute of Health Care Managers for her work as Administrator of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference AIDS Office.  Sr. Alison will officially receive her award on 25 November 2011 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


Sr. Angela Prepares Men for the Sacraments

Sr. Angela Sutton prepared six men to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Communion at the new prison in Kimberley, South Africa.  Fr. Motsiri Mosai O.M.I. celebrated Holy Mass at the prison with about 30 other Catholic men in attendance.  Br. Sefatso Qopane O.M.I., a young seminarian staying for a year at the Provincial House, who helps Sr. Angela at the prison, was present as well.  Pictured above are members of the Catholic Prison Ministry group who take turns conducting Catholic services on Saturdays at the new prison and on Sundays at the old prison.