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Fr. Jean-Bosco MUSUMBI, OMI,
named General Councillor for Africa-Madagascar

MusumbiBorn at Bembele-Yassa on July 18, 1956, Fr. J.B. Musumbi received his primary and secondary education at Mapangu (Congo) before entering the Oblates in 1977. He made his first vows on September 8, 1978. He studied philosophy at the Saint Peter Canisius Institute in Kinshasa (1978-1981), an institute directed by the Jesuits. His theological studies were at the Saint Eugene de Mazenod Institute (1982-1986) also in Kinshasa, which is directed by the Missionary Oblates. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1986 he was appointed socius of the Novice Master in Ifwanzondo (1986-1989) and also in charge of Youth Ministry. In 1989 he was sent to Rome for studies in Spirituality and was granted a licentiate from the Claretianum University in 1992.

Fr. Musumbi was assigned to the formation staff at the Oblate scholasticate at Kintambo/Kinshasa. He also lectured on the theology of the spiritual life at the Saint Eugene de Mazenod Institute. In 1995 he was appointed Provincial Councillor and later Vicar Provincial. In 1998 he was Acting Provincial for a year and in 1999 was appointed to a second term as Provincial Councillor.

While continuing to teach at the Saint Eugene de Mazenod Institute, Fr. Musumbi was Superior of the Limete/Kinshasa Oblate community until his appointment as General Councillor for the Africa-Madagascar Region.

Father Jean-Bosco Musumbi is a well known director of retreats, and has also published some works on religious life in Africa today.

( Note from omiworld.org ) - ayaas.net