Chita Che Zita Rinoyera (Holy Name Community) (CZR)

Introduction to the community

Our Community was started by Father Baker of the CR Fathers at Penhalonga, with Mother Isabella as the founder. The CZR Sisters were helped by CR Sisters, and later by OHP Sisters. When they left, Sister Isabella was elected Mother.

Today the CZR Sisters work at the clinic and at the primary and secondary schools. Some do visiting and help teach the catechism. We make wafers for several dioceses, including Harare. Some of the Sisters look after the church, seeing to cleaning and mending of the church linen. We have an orphanage that cares for thirty children, with an age range of eighteen months to eighteen years.

In 1982, half the Sisters and the novices left CZR and created another community at Bonda. Six months later, some of those Sisters in turn went to found Religious Life at Harare. So CZR has been the forerunner of other communities in Zimbabwe. Please pray that God may bless us.

CZR Sr Elizabeth

Contact details

Penhalonga 22217

Address: St Augustine’s Mission, PO Penhalonga, Mutare, Zimbabwe

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Farai Mutamiri



Revd Mother: Mother Betty CZR
Assumed office 2006

Assistant Superior


Sister Anna Maria
Sister Felicity
Sister Elizabeth
Sister Emelia
Sister Annamore
Sister Sibongile

Members who have died since the last Yearbook:

14 Jun 2021   Sister Hilda Raphael, aged about 85, community member for over 60 years