Introduction to the community
The Community of the Holy Name in Zululand was founded by three Zulu Sisters who began their Religious life with the Community in Leribe. All three Provinces of CHN have the same Rule of life, but there are differences of customary and constitutions to fit in with cultural differences. The daily life of the Community centres around the daily Office, and the Eucharist whenever the presence of a priest makes this possible.
The Sisters are involved extensively in mission, pastoral and evangelistic work. The Zulu Sisters have evangelistic gifts, which are used in parishes throughout the diocese at the invitation of parish priests. Several Sisters have trained as teachers or nurses. They work in schools or hospitals, where possible within reach of one of the Community houses. Their salaries, and the large vestment-making department at the Convent at Kwa Magwaza, help to keep the Community solvent. The sisters also facilitate the care of many orphans in their extended families.
Convent of the Holy Name, Pt. Bag 806, Melmoth 3835, Zululand, South Africa
PO Box 175, Nongoma 3950, South Africa
St Benedict House, PO Box 27, Rosettenville 2130, South Africa
Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Monument Makhanya, Bishop of Zululand
Provincial Superior: Mother Phindile CHN
Assumed office 23 January 2020
Assistant Superior: Sister Bindile
Sister Nestar Gugu
2018 – Sister Nokuthula
2019 – Sister Samukelisiwe