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Seminarian Profile: Marcario Mumba Sausande

 Abril Villarreal-Medina
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Macario_SausandeMacario Sausande is the youngest in a family of nine, comprising seven boys and two girls.  “I come from a family of devout Catholics and I really thank both parents for teaching me the Catholic faith,” he shares.

“My desire to become a priest can be traced from the time when I was in grade five.  I came to know about the Missionary Oblates in 2008 after writing to them, a very good friend of mine provided me with their address.  I had no idea about the Oblate Charism and works, especially since they were not in my home diocese.”

“My initial intention was to join the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals.  However after attending the Oblates’ “Come and See” program in 2012, I became so attracted to their charism and consequently changed my mind and decided to join the Missionary Oblates in the same year.”

“During my pre-novitiate, I studied Philosophy and Psycho-Spirituality at St. Bonaventure College in Lusaka.  I graduated on May 20, 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies and a Diploma in Psycho-Spirituality.  I had also the privilege to do a Clinical Pastoral Experience at the university hospital in Lusaka for 12 weeks.”

“By the grace of God and with the help of the Novice master and the formation directors, during this year of novitiate I intend to deepen my relationship with God and also to know more about the Oblate spirituality and charism in order to discern my Oblate vocation.”

Date of Birth: May 19, 1991

Place of Birth: Mufulira, Cooperbelt Province of Zambia

Previous Ministry: Kamuchanga Prison (Parish Youth Ministry) Mufulira Copperbelt, University Teaching Hospital Lusaka Zambia (at pre-novitiate).

Current Assignment: Attending the Oblate Novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois