In January Provincial Minister, Hugh McKenna OFM, and Liam Kelly OFM spent time with the friars in Zimababwe and South Africa.
The Custody of the Good Shepherd in Zimbabwe is linked with the Irish Province, founded as it was by Irish missionaries.
Hugh with the novices in the novitiate in Pretoria, South Africa, here the Zimbabwean novices are part of a combined novitiate.
Liam with the friars and LCBL sisters at St Anthony Mission, Gandachibvuva, in rural Zimababwe.
The Irish Franciscans first went to then Southren Rhodesia in 1958. The friars now minister both in rural missions and urban parishes.