Stitched together

Posted by Rachel Brittain on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

Rev Louise Stewart from Finaghy and Upper Malone Parish arrived into the CMSI offices with armfuls of handmade clerical robes on Monday morning. Louise had had a very busy weekend of sewing and we were delighted to receive such beautifully and lovingly made robes. These robes are destined for a friend of Louise’s – Rev Aime Joseph Kimararungu, Diocesan Secretary of Gitega Diocese, Burundi.

Louise and her parish hosted Rev Aime in 2014 during the CMSI 200th Anniversary. They have remained in contact since this visit and when Louise heard the news that Rev Aime was to be appointed Bishop Coadjutor for Gitega Diocese, she wanted to do something to mark this special occasion. With some dressmaking skills and a flair with fabric, she set about making Rev Aime his own set of clerical robes.

Jenny Smyth, CMSI Mission Director commented, “For Louise to take such time and effort to mark this significant occasion for Rev Aime and the diocese of Gitega, speaks volumes about the impact of face to face contact and personal connections.”

We know Rev Aime will be delighted with such a thoughtful gift and we pray for him and Bishop John Nduwoya in this period of transition in Gitega Diocese.


Bishop John W.Nduwayo said Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:17AM
Dear Kelly Yates, Thank you very much for this thrilling information.Reverend Aimé Joseph has already received those vestments though I haven't seen them myself but you have shown them to me.Together with other new Bishops they are having their retreat in Bujumbura. Please do convey our gratitude to Reverend Louise Stewart for her very kind gift to Aimé Joseph. May God bless you all. With love in Christ. Bishop John W.Nduwayo.

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