Posthumous award for Br Killian Flynn OFM Cap.

Posthumous award for Br Killian Flynn OFM Cap.

THE AWARD OF THE YEAR

During its diamond jubilee celebrations (1958-2018) in Lusaka, the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods (ZAS) awarded Br Killian Flynn OFM Cap for his outstanding contributions to its formation. The celebrations were held at Roma Parish on 17th November 2018. Br Augustine Mwape OFM Cap (custos) received the said award on behalf of the Capuchins.

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The Zambia Association of Sisterhoods(ZAS) was founded in 1958. At that time the aim was to attain a deeper understanding of the problems of African girls and women, and to share views, hopes, plans and expertise for the betterment of Sisters’ apostolates.

In 1935 Br Killian had been appointed Regular Superior of the missions. He was only 30 years of age at the time of his appointment. A year later, on 28 July, he was appointed Prefect Apostolic, with the title of Monsignor, of the newly erected Prefecture of Victoria Falls.

List of Regular Superiors of the Zambian Mission

Br. Casimir Butler 1929(?)-1935
Br. Killian Flynn 1935-1946
Br. Phelim O’Shea 1946-1950
Br. Alfred O’Mahony 1950-1967
Br. Brian Browne 1967-1973
Br. Theophilus Murphy 1973-1979
Br. Bruno McKnight 1979-1985
Br. Theophilus Murphy 1985-1988

 

(Thanks to the Zambian Capuchin Facebook Page for the report)