Sister Cecilia Mukazi flanked by Deacon Herbet Murambinda (left) and Fr Joachim Ngun’u, priest in charge of St John’s Parish. (Photo: K. Mavundutse)

The Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay Catholics from Kwekwe and its area marked the silver jubilee of Sister Cecilia Mukazi’s vows, at St John’s Parish recently.

Catholic deacons, friars and nuns, who converged at St Johns church, came from as far as Harare, Mutare and Rusape.

Speaking during the Holy Mass, Deacon Herbert Murambinda of St Barnabas said that vowing to be a sister is not an easy task, as some people drop out or give in to temptations.

“When Sister Cecilia joined the Dominican Sisters, they were ten. But now they are left in six.
I urge the sisters and those willing to be sisters to be courageous enough to do away with all the challenges and temptations” he added.

Sister Cecilia Mukazi revived the vows and swore to be a sister till death. “I am vowing to be a sister my entire life. I thank the Lord for guiding me through all the way” she said.

In an interview with, the event coordinator Oscar Zhavairo said that an aim of the celebration was to instil the idea of doing good work for “the underprivileged and the community as a whole like what Sister Cecilia is doing”. “We want the other aspiring sisters to emulate the good works of Sister Cecilia,” said Zhavairo.

Sister Mukazi was born in Kwekwe and now she is based at St Joseph Sakubva in Mutare, where she is working as a nurse.