Friars Alfigio Tunha (Custos of the Custody of the Good Shepherd) and Onward Murape from Zimbabwe with Fr Paschal Slevin OFM in Dublin. Paschal served in the Irish Franciscan mission to Zimbabwe for some 40 years and is now retired in Ireland.

Alfigio and Onward were delighted to meet again with their ‘grandfather’. They are in Ireland for the Franciscan Provincial Chapter.

It takes place in Gormanston College, Co Westmeath, 29 June – 4 July. Held every three years this important gathering will review our Franciscan life and mission and make decisions for the future.

Please keep us in your prayers at this time. May the Spirit of the Lord guide us ever-more faithfully in the way of the Gospel in the spirit of St Francis.