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  • Rome’s response to Minutes of LCCL 2018 AGM
  • 2019  LCCL AGM 11-14 March 2019 Emseni, Johannesburg
  • Articles on Religious Life in the Southern Cross:

Issue Are You Submitting Annual Reports to SARS?

It seems a number of Catholic Organisations registered with SARS are not submitting the required annual reports to SARS and thus are not legally compliant. This is an offence. If your Congregation has overlooked making annual returns to SARS you will get into trouble; and also negatively affect the reputation of the Church.  If you are not sure about these matters, please contact me.

  • Visit to South Africa of Fr Hans Zollner SJ – Dates to Diarise

Fr Hans Zollner SJ, From the Gregorian University who holds important posts at the Vatican with regard to addressing abuse will be in South Africa on specified dates from 30 July- 08 August 2019. Theme: Impact of abuse and pastoral care of survivors, danger of re-victimization. After Fr Hans’s visit SACBC and LCCL secretariats will organise workshops on safeguarding of children and Vulnerable Adults and on implementing our existing policies and protocols.  All Catholic Organisations and persons who are officially ‘Church’ persons must be very aware and pro-active on these matters.



  • 2019 LCCL Annual Subscriptions

Many thanks to those who have already paid their Congregation’s 2019 membership subscription. If your Congregation did not receive a notification for 2019, please let me know.

  • Changes in Congregational Leadership

A number of Congregations have had, or soon will have, a change of Congregational Leader. LCCL wishes both the outgoing Leaders and the incoming Leaders every blessing!  Early next year I will send out a list of the changes I have heard about.

  • Workshops for Religious in Temporary Vows

Two successful workshops for Religious in Temporary Vows were held in Mariannhill and Johannesburg respectively. Many thanks to the organisers, Sr Franziska Hlongwane in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Sr Barbara Standing and Sr Cecilia Anawanti in Johannesburg.

  • Metropolitan Joint Witness &  Diocesan Forums for Religious

Would the Religious who are coordinators/secretaries of these meetings or forums, please contact     Sr Maureen. Also the Minutes from Metropolitan Meetings should please be sent to LCCL.

  • Bereavements

Many Congregations have lost members in the past few months, some in tragic or difficult circumstances. Some Congregations have lost several members. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Religious Wearing Veils and Home Affairs Photos

If you do not wish to remove your veil for such photos, just tell the official that you wear it for religious reasons.

  • LCCL Office closed from 23 December – 18 January

Sr Maureen will be taking her annual leave from 24 December – 17 January inclusive.


Wishing you, your communities, your families and the people you serve many blessings during the Christmas season

and a very grace-filled New Year!

 Sr Maureen Rooney HC


Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life South Africa:

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