With great happiness, we bear testimony that the Claretian Family in Zimbabwe is growing with God’s help. Last Sunday 10 September, still with the celebratory echoes of the Birthday of our Mother, the first Lay Claretians from Zimbabwe have been received officially in the movement. They are 17 people from the community of St. Charles Lwanga (Ruwa) who, with commitment and dedication, have discerned their Claretian vocation as laity and have received thorough formation for more than one year. During the celebration of the Dominical Mass and before the rite of admission, we read the letter from Rt. Rev. Robert Ndlovu, Archbishop of Harare, welcoming the movement in this Archdiocese and encouraging the missionary work of this movement following the style and spirituality of St. Anthony Mary Claret. Congratulation Lay Claretians, makorokoto makuru!