Religious

Episcopal Vicar for Religious: Fr Mari Joseph OCD. 30 Anderson Street Goodwood 7460. Tel: 021 591 2229. Email: marijosephocd@hotmail.com

Apostles of Jesus (AJ)

APOSTLES OF JESUS

  • PO Box 32050 Ottery 7808 (St Mary’s, Nyanga). Tel: 021 023 1352.
    Fr Gabriel Msoka 
  • 6 The Crescent, Durbanville / PO Box 904 Durbanville 7551.
    Tel: 021 976 1550. Email: durbanville@adct.org.za

    Fr Geoffrey Mawa Abdallah

Capuchins (OFM Cap)

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI (1182-1226)

… was a man who had a vision, a call to serve the Lord and others. Francis was captivated by the simplicity of the Gospel life of Jesus. He was particularly moved and touched by the example of Jesus, the poor and simple man of Nazareth.

Francis’ poverty, joy, and simplicity of life attracted others. In time the numbers grew to such an extent that Francis was soon surrounded by others who shared his vision after the example of Christ in the Gospels. The Franciscan vision and life led to the founding of the Capuchin Order in the 1500s. The ‘Caps’ as we are often popularly called, number about 13,000 friars in a world-wide family of life and service to the Church.

Our ministry and work in the Church is diverse and varied: parishes, teaching, chaplaincies, preaching, missions, youth work, retreats, justice and peace work, counselling, social work and the like. Our uniqueness comes not from what we do, but from how we do it. We follow the joyful example of the poor and simple Christ, common ordinary men who are brothers to all, and especially to the poor and lowly for whom the Lord has a special love.

ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR, CAPUCHIN

MEN OF DEEP PRAYER … TRUE BROTHERS TO EACH OTHER … CLOSE TO PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE POOR … SERVING IN SIMPLICITY WITH JOY AND IN HUMILITY … LIVING A LIFE OF POVERTY AND PENANCE … HERALDS OF THE GOOD NEWS BRINGING PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND JUSTICE … BEING A SIGN OF HOPE BY BEING REAL AND HUMAN PERSONS

CAPUCHIN PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Carmelite Nuns (OCD)

CARMEL – CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER AND LIFE

A Life of Prayer – Seen as Friendship with God

A Service of Love: hidden with Christ in God
to pray and suffer with the Church and for the Church,
and for all mankind.

Our Rule tells us to pray without ceasing –

Mental prayer, in my opinion,
is nothing else but falling in love with Christ,
frequently conversing in secret with him who we know loves us.
This will always be the aim of our nuns –
to be alone with God alone,
not striving after anything but to please him,
that their prayers may avail for his glory and the good of his Church.

– here all my hopes converge!

St Teresa of Avila

CARMELITE PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Carmelite Monastery, 68 Retreat Road Retreat 7945 / PO Box 121 Retreat 7965.
    Tel: 021 713 6744. Email: carmelitenunsretreat@gmail.com
    Altar Breads: Tel: 071 800 3942. Email: carmelcomwafers@gmail.com
  • Altar breads collection schedule: Mon-Thu 09.30-11.30 and 14.30-16.00
  • Sr Mary Lawrence Segovia (Prioress). Tel: 073 104 3956. Email: prioress.ocdct@gmail.com
    Srs Mary Joan Gaitan, Carol Steemson, Elizabeth Sandig, Luciete Marie Mwase Vuma.

Carmelite Fathers (OCD)

CARMELITE PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Claretian Fathers (CMF)

CLARETIAN PRESENCE IN CAPETOWN

Consecrated Virgins

220 Cresswell House, Springs Way (off Kildare Road), Newlands 7700.
Cell: 082 578 4946. Email: amlpadua@hotmail.com  Web: orderofcv108xx15.wordpress.com

Dominican Sisters (OP)

As Dominican women our mission is to study, share, proclaim and witness to the Liberating Word of God, to restore right relationships between God, People and Earth where these are broken due to ignorance and distortion of the TRUTH.

Our Ministries include: Pastoral Care (parish work, social work, hospital chaplaincy, home visiting); Education (schools, special education for deaf children, adult education); and Spirituality (house of prayer, spiritual direction, counselling).

DOMINICAN PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Dominican Region House: Springfield Campus, 15 St John’s Street Wynberg 7800. Tel: Convent: 021 797 8570; Region Prioress: 021 761 0971; Region Bursar: 021 761 1377. Fax: 021 761 2051. Email: cabdoms22@gmail.com
    Srs Francis Krige (Region Prioress), Rosemary Commins (Region Bursar), Siobhan Murphy, Jacinta Teixeira.
  • Rosary House: 15A St John’s Street, Wynberg, 7800 / PO Box 338, Plumstead 7801.
    Tel: Convent: 021 761 5422; Prioress: 021 761 2476. Email: rosaryhousesa@gmail.com
    Srs Francis Cosgrove (Prioress), Justina Nutley, Caitriona Owens, Marilyn Marriner, Mary Hunt, Aideen McIntyre, Maria Mackey.
  • St Dominic’s House: 4 Clare Road, Wynberg 7800 / PO Box 19018 Wynberg 7824.
    Tel: 021 761 6541. Email: dominicans@cybersmart.co.za
    Sr Kathy Gaylor (kmgaylor@mweb.co.za)

Holy Cross Sisters (HC)

HOLY CROSS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Temporary Provincial House: 4 Sunflower Road Lentegeur / PO Box 19564
    Lentegeur 7786.
    Provincial Leader: Sr Mary Quimpo.
    Tel: 079 502 0012. Email: holycrosscape14@gmail.com / quimpo803@gmail.com
    Sr Marion Hendricks (079 511 2591) (marion.hendricks1@gmail.com)
  • Frail Care: Theodosius Wing: 63 Robert Sobukwe Road Parow 7500 / PO Box 1405
    Parow 7499. Tel: 072 845 8397 (Sr Elizabeth). 
    Srs Elizabeth Wolstenholme (lizwolsten@gmail.com), Pascaline August,
    Margaret Jacobs, Gertrude Oaks, Mary Gabriel Solomons, Martha Tiger,
    Ursula Cloete (ursulacloete@yahoo.co.uk)
  • Cape Town: Hanover Street Cape Town 7925 PO Box 1014 Woodstock 8001
    Tel: 076 528 2971 / 072 871 7641 (Sr Aletta)
    Srs Aletta Spogter (aletta.spogter@westerncape.gov.za
    Rita Jordaan, Gerardine Barry (barrygerardine@gmail.com
  • Holy Cross St Clare’s VEP Sanctuary: 89 Swift Street, Robinvale, Atlantis / PO Box
    911 Rygersdal Atlantis 7349.  Tel: 021 572 0698.
    Manager: Mrs Lynette Marrian (072 354 4191) (stclare2019@gmail.com)
  • Langa: Old Langa Road Langa 7764 / PO Box 864 Howard Place 7405. 
    Tel: 076 945 3795 / 021 694 9812 (Sr Loretta)
    Srs Loretta Oliphant (oliphant.loretta@yahoo.co.uk), Maria Plach, 
    Alma Kohler (sr.alma.kohler@gmail.com), Clarissa Stewart
  • Elsies River: 66 26th Street, Elsies River 
    Sr Melvina Abraham (srmelvinaabraham@gmail.com
    Sr Ancilla Nair (082 495 7455)
  • Child and Youth Care Centre: Cnr Robert Sobukwe & De La Rey Roads / PO Box
    1493 Parow 7499. Tel: 021 934 6435. Fax: 021 934 1389. 
    Manager: Natasha Anthony (081 583 9878) (natasha.anthony085@gmail.com)
  • Vredenburg: 3 Anemonie Street, Vredenburg. Tel. 079 393 0267 (Sr Bernice) 
    Sr Bernice Nero (bernice.nero@yahoo.com
    Sr Benita Abrahams (065 850 5498) (12benita5@gmail.com)
  • Bernarda House 
    Sr Cecilia Forbes (073 955 0073) (srceciliaforbes@gmail.com
    Sr Rosemarie Watson (071 355 9646) (sr.rosemarie.watson@gmail.com)
  • Bloemhof Street Bellville 7530 / PO Box 1016 Bellville 7535. Tel: 021 919 3721. Fax: 021 919 5760
    Sr Aine Hughes, Kizita Makanda
  • 165 Coronation Road Maitland 7405 / PO Box 134 Maitland 7404. Tel: 021 511 7216. Fax: 021 511 9365.
    Srs Gisella Willenbrink, Bernadette Duffy, Flora Magavire
  • 20 Linnert Street Rugby 7405. Tel: 021 511 3805
    Srs Frances Cooper (Superior), Eileen Kenny

Jesuits (SJ)

In 1550 a group of men, under the leadership of Ignatius of Loyola, explained their aims to Pope Julius III. “Whoever desires to serve as a soldier of Christ beneath the banner of the cross in our Society, which we desire to be designated by the name of Jesus, and serve the Lord alone, and the Church, should after a solemn vow of chastity, poverty and obedience keep what follows in mind. He is a member of a Society founded chiefly for this purpose: to strive especially for the defence and propagation of the faith and for progress of souls in Christian life and doctrine, by means of public preaching, lectures and other ministration whatsoever of the word of God.”

In South Africa we have decided to do this by:

† serving the Church in training priests by working in seminaries
† working with the young as university and school chaplains
† working in parishes and prisons
† helping the Archdiocese of Cape Town face Aids
† giving retreats and helping people to pray
† setting up and working with Christian Life Communities.

JESUIT PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Little Company of Anawim

SYMBOL: Unity Cross

AIM: Mary’s unity with Jesus is our contemplative model as we dedicate ourselves, offering adoration, intimate prayer and intercession for the mission of the Church. The quiet trusting in God that ruled Mary’s life, one with the poor and open to the needs of others is the ideal that we try to live. This is carried out in the ordinary experiences of everyday life.

TRAINING: Four years; annual vows taken for three years before final commitment.
Obedience: The approved rule is lived directly under the jurisdiction of the Most Rev Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town.
Chastity: Single or widowed women are eligible to make the vow of chastity.
Poverty: Members work to support themselves and can choose where to live. Temporal goods are administered according to Gospel values.

LITTLE COMPANY OF ANAWIM PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • 9 The Sands, 84 Janssens Avenue Table View 7441.
    Tel: 021 556 6086. Email: silverspirit333@gmail.com
    Srs Cecilia Bailey, Rose Turner, Daphne Firth, Loretta Apostoli, Judith Turner, Joanna Swartz, Sara Simon, Jacqueline Cornelius, Hazel Goddard, Jennifer Flauschman, Helene Williams, Imelda Booysen.

Little Sisters of Jesus (LSJ)

In an ordinary life:
Jesus was sent by the Father to proclaim the Good News to the world, and He chose to do it by becoming poor.
He made ordinary life the meeting place with the Father.
The Little Sisters have a specific mission in the Church, to give witness by their lives to this deep meaning of Bethlehem and Nazareth. (Constitution of the Little Sisters)

In small households (3-4 Little Sisters):
At the heart of this world loved by God – sharing the lifestyle, housing and working conditions of their neighbours – each Little Sister is called to be a sign of God’s free love and tenderness for every human being.

Where life is prayer and solidarity:
“Loving God and loving people is all my life, I hope.” (Brother Charles of Jesus)
“Make yourself all things to all people. Penetrate deeply among people by sharing their life, by friendship and by love, wanting to be among them like the leaven which gets lost in the dough.” (Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus)

LITTLE SISTERS OF JESUS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • 261 Manenberg Avenue Manenberg 7764. Tel: 021 691 8351. Email: littlesisters@telkomsa.net
    Little Srs Akiko of Jesus, Vimala of Jesus, Angeline

Loreto Sisters (IBVM)

– to make new
– to nurture
– to empower

“…Women, also would and can provide something more than ordinary in the face of the common need.” Mary Ward

Contemporary as these words may sound they are the words of Mary Ward, foundress of the Loreto Sisters, spoken almost four hundred years ago to her companions, calling them all to a vision of women sharing actively in the Church’s ministry.

Religious Life envisaged by Mary Ward demands an interior attitude of Freedom, Justice and Truth for those who journey in it.

These three stances carry a contemporary challenge:

– to be free enough to respond to God present and acting in our world,
– to persist in justice-making, especially among the powerless who reveal God’s presence,
– to be who we say we are, disciples of Jesus. These qualities of heart, give witness to the Gospel and give credibility to religious life.

Mary Ward’s companions in the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto) serve in many ministries throughout the world.

LORETO PRESENCE IN CAPETOWN

  • 12 Swannack Gardens, 121 Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130.
    Tel: 021 852 2115, 082 660 3390. Email: jacintab@telkomsa.net
    Sr Jacinta Bannon

Marist Brothers (FMS)

Have you ever dreamt of living in a way that helps others to live more fully, as Jesus did?

Following Jesus, as Mary did. Making Jesus known and loved as a Brother, living the brotherhood of Jesus, especially with young people, loving them with a selfless love, as a son of St Marcellin Champagnat.

By helping people and being a sign of God’s loving care
Bringing love and learning to young people as teachers in schools.
By helping to build the local Church into a community serving humanity.
By linking evangelisation and development.

MARIST PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Marist International Community, 17 Watsonia Street Darling 7345.
    Br Tony Clark (tony.clark@marists.org.au / 079 142 1543), Br Paul Bhatti
    Volunteers: Denise Hernandez Sanchez, Maria Liezel Narciso Igoy, Mariana Elisa Morones Muñoz

Missionaries of Charity (MC)

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • E504 Silumko Street Khayelitsha 7784 / PO Box 401 Khayelitsha 7783. Tel: 021 361 3365.
    Srs M Georgiana (Superior), M Arlette, M Concessa, M Vincenza, M Sneheda, M Beatrice, M Katarzyna

Missionaries of St Charles - Scalabrini Fathers (CS)

SCALABRINI PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Missionaries of St Francis de Sales (MSFS)

MSFS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Nazareth Sisters (CSN)

The Sisters of Nazareth are called to “Love one another as I have loved you.” Our lives are lived in prayer and in community, as disciples following Jesus Christ. From this follows our ministry to the frail aged, the handicapped, the sick, the dying and those affected by Aids.

NAZARETH SISTERS’ PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Nazareth House, 1 Derry Street Vredehoek / PO Box 12116 Mill Street 8010.
    Tel: 021 461 1635. Website: www.nazarethcare.co.za
    Sr Anne Margaret Craig (Regional Superior).
    Tel: 076 399 1015. Email: srmargaret@nazarethcare.co.za
    Sr Gladys Kubai (Community Superior).
    Tel: 021 461 3550. Email: srgladys@nazarethcare.co.za
    Srs Mary Liguori Martin, Virginia Mungofa, Agnes Mary Abrahams, Mirriam Nduta, Bulangizi Mugande.

Norbertines (O Praem)

“The first purpose for which you have come together is to live in unity in the House of the Lord, and be of one mind and of one heart in God.” (Rule of St Augustine)

NORBERTINE PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

OMI PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Oblates of St Francis de Sales (OSFS)

OSFS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Oblate Sisters of St Francis de Sales (OSFS)

Oblate means: To sacrifice yourself to God and for your neighbour.
The Oblate Sisters live and spread the Gospel through:

– a life of prayer
– loving service to others
– a life of gentleness and humility.

In union with Christ’s sacrifice to his Father for the salvation of the world, we strive to be oblata in community life and apostolic works, bringing Christ to the poor and needy of today.

OSFS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • St Vincent’s Convent & Novitiate, PO Box 28 Koelenhof 7605. Tel: 021 865 2098 Fax: 021 865 2833. Email: srmgattringer@gmail.comWeb: www.sosfs.co.za.
    Srs Franziska-Antonia Gattringer, Therese-Anita van Rhyn (Novice Mistress), Leonie de Gonzuage Diergaardt, Catherine-Margriete Josop, Lucie-Henriette Saul, Laurence-Christelle Willemse, Jeanne-Bienvenue Luthango, Madeleine-Mechthilde Basson, Maria-Cornelia Farmer

Pallottine Fathers (SAC)

St Vincent Pallotti wanted every Christian to understand the Baptismal Commitment as a commission for others, to evangelise.

Pallottines are concerned about people of today, their joys and hopes, their griefs and anxieties, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted. They call on the Christian laity and enable them to live out their apostolic vocation in the Mission of the Church.

The Gospel is our guideline!
To live the attitudes of Jesus wherever we are; to build Community; to help reconcile people of different culture, creeds and races.

In all diversity we are united by our common calling to follow Christ in the Universal Apostolate.

PALLOTTINE PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Pallottine Sisters (SAC)

St Vincent Pallotti wanted every Christian to understand the Baptismal Commitment as a commission for others, to evangelise.

Pallottines are concerned about people of today, their joys and hopes, their griefs and anxieties, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted. They call on the Christian laity and enable them to live out their apostolic vocation in the Mission of the Church.

The Gospel is our guideline!
To live the attitudes of Jesus wherever we are; to build community; to help reconcile people of different culture, creeds and races.

In all diversity we are united by our common calling to follow Christ in the Universal Apostolate.

PALLOTTINE SISTERS PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • Provincialate: St Vincent Pallotti Convent, Alexandra Road Pinelands 7405. PO Box 103 Howard Place 7450. Tel: 021 531 1397.
    Srs Prabha Varghese (Provincial Superior) (pallotti.sisters@gmail.com), Boscona Schämann, Charlotte Pfefferle, Promila Kiro, Sylvia Olifant, Margaret McFarlane, Suzanna Kimario.
  • St Joseph’s Convent Montana, PO Box 21 Howard Place 7450.
    Tel: 021 934 0352 (St Joseph’s Home – Home gives extension to the Convent).
    Srs Elizabeth Hartnick (Superior), Prescilla Rego (precihrego@gmail.com), Adolphina Sangwa, Dorothea Lyimu.

Redemptorists (CSsR)

Strong in faith, rejoicing in hope, burning with charity, on fire with zeal, in humility of heart, persevering in prayer…

Apostolic men who follow Christ, bringing Plentiful Redemption to the poor and abandoned.

Visit our website at: www.africaredemptorists.com

REDEMPTORIST PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

  • The Monastery, Bergvliet Road Bergvliet 7945. Tel: 021 712 2210, 021 712 1181. Fax: 021 712 4271
    Fr Gerard McCabe (Provincial)
    Fr Anthony Padua (Rector & Parish Priest parishpriest@holyredeemer.co.za),
    Frs Joseph Udoudo (uduakcssr@yahoo.com), Rowland Anderson,
    Fr Sean Collins (Brackenfell), Br Gavin Stokoe
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Retreat Road, Retreat 7945. Tel/Fax: 021 712 1841.
    Fr Seán Wales (Rector & Postulant Master),
    Fr Cecil Dowling (Parish Priest) (cecildowling@gmail.com)
    Fr Paschal Nwankwo (passvobis@yahoo.com)
  • 30 Stasie/Station Road Brackenfell / PO Box 1298 Brackenfell 7561. Tel: 021 982 4804. Email: brackenfell@adct.org.za
    Fr Sean Collins (066 015 0264, seancssr@gmail.com)

Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)

Over 100 years ago, a man had a dream of reaching young people with Christ’s love.
His name: John Bosco

Today, 17 000 men continue that dream of working with youth, for Christ’s sake.
Our name: the Salesians of John Bosco

In more than 100 countries throughout the world we live our dream:

        • The dream of helping poor and needy youth.
        • The dream of working and living as community.
        • The dream of following Christ more closely.

SALESIAN PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

Salesian Sisters (FMA)

The Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) is a religious family born of the great heart of St John Bosco and the creative fidelity of St Mary Domenica Mazzarello

The story began in Mornese (Italy) in 1872. From the very beginning Mary Help of Christians was present as Mother and Guide.

The Sisters share in Christ’s mission in the Church through Christian education in the style of the Preventive System. Reason, religion and loving kindness inspire an educational project which responds fully to the needs of evangelization in the world of youth.

The Salesian Sisters educational project is carried out by 17 000 sisters in 112 countries throughout the world through different types of schools, youth centres, works to improve the position of women and various pastoral projects.

SALESIAN SISTERS’ PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

The Salesian Sisters are present in our Archdiocese with their ministry centered in Delft: They run the Don Bosco Educare Centre and Don Bosco Delft Skills Training Cemtre. They are also actively involved in parish ministries, specially with the animation of catechesis.

  • 36 Arctotis Way Belhar 7490. Tel/Fax: 021 952 0989. Email: fmabelhar@gmail.comSrs Elidah Nhkoma (Community Animator), Ana Mercedes Henriquez, Florence Mulenga.

Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary (ISSM)

SCHOENSTATT SISTERS’ PRESENCE IN CAPE TOWN

SECULAR INSTITUTE OF OUR LADY OF SCHOENSTATT

17 Squires Crescent Diep River 7945. Tel: 083 549 4781.
Ms Megan O’Brien