Thank you for your Prayers & Generous Support
The Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS), were founded by Rt. Rev. Bishop James Corboy S.J. in the diocese of Monze in 1971. Born in Limerick, Ireland, Fr. James Corboy S.J. became the first Bishop of Monze when the diocese was first established in March, 1962. << Read More >>
Thank you for your Support, Prayers, Collaboration and Messages during the Golden Jubilee
50 Years ago the Late Rt. Rev. Bishop James Corboy S.J. the First Bishop of Monze Diocese became the Founder of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit and on 16 October 2021 Rt. Rev. Raymond Mpezele Bishop Emeritus of Livingstone Diocese was the Main Celebrant for the Golden Jubilee Mass of the Holy Spirit Sisters. He was Ordained Bishop of Livingstone in 1985 with the Late Rt. Rev. Bishop James Corboy S.J. ( Founder of the Holy Spirit Sisters ) as the Principal Consecrator.
The Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit have since inception been involved in teaching, pastoral work, medical work and formation among their own people. Special emphasis in their ministries has been on uplifting the livelihood of the poor especially women and children. Over the past fifty years, the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit have been an integral part of the Diocese of Monze. The main aim of the congregation is to continue Christ’s mission to the world, through the sisters’ dedication, and openness to the personal action of the Holy Spirit. This is done through their various ministries in service to the people in various parts of the diocese.
Responding to the times of today through the Emerging Farmers Initiative ( EFI )
The Emerging Farmers Initiative (EFI) is an Entrepreneurial initiative that uses business strategies to serve the poor and protect mother earth. This is a paradigm shift in our ministries from using a charity model to serve communities to using a business model. At the EFI the young people are given skills to start their own initiatives, at the same time the project will answer to the needs of sustainability within the congregation. By imparting skills in the youth, we will be living out our charism as we respond to the needs of our times.We see God at work in this project as we read the signs of time and respond to the times adquately.
Faith, Hope and Love in the Vocation as a Religious Sister of the Holy Spirit
One of our Sisters shares " How have I experienced God in My Ministry as an Educator? I have been in teaching for over 20years now. From the time I started teaching, I have always wanted others to experience God through me and also to for me to experience God through my Ministry. God is a mystery just as life is a mystery. I have served the vulnerable and orphaned children of St. Vincent De Paul for the past 10 years. Through this encounter with the children and their guardians God has spoken loudly to me. I was helped to realise how privileged i was to grow up with my parents and enjoying the benefits of family life. I met children whose life's experiences were tough for their age and some of them literary depending on food which the school was serving once per day. My faith was challenged and i believed that God makes a road where there is no road. Through experience in St. Vincent De Paul, I became compassionate towards those who were suffering. I did my best to give quality education to the children because this was their only chance to begin shaping their future. i developed a great passion and love for these children, and i made sure they too had an experience of God. This was done through spiritual activities done in the school. Together we raised children who loved God despite their painful stories, raised children who began to care for one another and also raised children who developed a passion for sustainability.
The green house we have in the school became their passion. “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you did it to me.”As a Holy Spirit sister, that's the difference I brought to the young lives. The children and staff found God in whatever we did and that has been my contribution, to constantly discern what God wanted in the lives of the children and constantly asking the question, what else can be done. Our Bishop founder, Bishop James Corboy S.J. has a great passion for women and children in particular. I have experienced God in the suffering and also experienced a greater hope, joy and fulfillment in the mission of Christ. Our Foundation day is a great day to tell stories of our mission and this is my story and song. Since the spirit is our life, let us be guided by the spirit.
Thank you all for joining us in celebrating the 25 Years Anniversary of Sr. Mishael Manianga on 19 December 2020 at Mater Dei Parish in Kalomo, Zambia. Sr Mishael continues to Love & Service as the Pastoral Coordinator of the Diocese of Monze and Vice Superior of the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit.
FEATURED VIDEOS OF CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF BISHOP JAMES CORBOY S.J.
At the Service of the Community during Covid - 19
We are helping the Communities during Covid - 19 through the Mask Drive Campaign which aims at giving Washable Masks to the most Vulnerable and we have distributed the Washable Masks in various Communities. We are thankful to all our Partners, Donors, Friends and Everyone involved for all the generous support.
In the Schools and Health Facilities we have put various Safety Measures towards addressing the Covid - 19 Crisis