Chita che Zvipo Zve Moto (Community of the Gifts of the Holy Fire)
The Community is a mixed community of nuns and friars, founded by the Revd Canon Lazarus Tashaya Muyambi in 1977. On a visit to St Augustine's Mission, Penhalonga, he was attracted by the life of the CR fathers and the CZR sisters. With the inspiration of the Spirit of the Lord, he saw the great value in staring a Religious community.
The first three sisters were attached to St Augustine's for three months, Sister Gladys being the first admission on 14 May 1978. The first convent was officially opened in 1979 and the initial work was caring for orphans at St Agnes Children's Home.
In January 2000, Canon Muyambi stepped down from leadership, believing the community was mature enough to elect its own leaders, which it did in March 2000. The Community have a Rule, Constitution and are governed by a Chapter. They take vows of Love, Compassion and Spiritual Poverty. The Community is progressing well with young people joining every year. Each member is qualified or skilled in one trade or another.
Name: Sister Gladys CZM
(Archsister in charge, assumed office 10 March 2000)
Address: PO Box 138, Gokwe South, Zimbabwe
Fax: +263-059 2566
Address: St Patrick's Mission Branch House, P. Bag 9030, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Address: Nyamuroro Kubatana Secondary School, P. Bag 002, Gokwe North, Zimbabwe