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Lifetime Of Late Rev. Fr. Matthew Ambrose Mendy

                                                    Rev. Fr. Matthew A. Mendy 1984-2024 By  Philip Saine Late Rev. Fr. Matthew Ambrose Mendy was the son of Ambrose Mendy and Rose Mendy. He was born on 25 October 1984 in the village of Kitty, West Coast Region of The Gambia (the name meaning a gift of God). He received his education from St. James School- Brikama, Presentation of Mary - Brikama, St. Therese’s-Kanifing and St. Peter’s Senior Secondary-Lamin. During his High School Days Matthew exhibited truthfulness and holiness. Due to his peacemaking and preaching shills (sign of been filed with the Holy Spirit) his fellow students and comrades fondly called him ‘Father Matthew’ . That name stayed with him all his lifetime. He always demonstrated willingness and dedication to serve the church. Between 2005 and 2010, he took up the Catholic Priesthood career, had training at St. Paul’s Senior Seminary Sierra Leone, and was ordained a Priest, on 10 November 2012 by Bishop Emeritus Rober

Thirty-fifth Annual Pilgrimage to The Shrine Of Our Lady of Peace, Kunkujang Mariama

By Philip Saine On Saturday  9  December  2023,  The Diocese of Banjul celebrated the 35 th  Ann ual  pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace  at Kunkujang .  On the eve  of the  pilgrimage,   the Catholic Diocesan Youth Committee held a ‘Walk’ that extended from Tanji  Bridge to Kunkujang Mariama   a distance of 8.1 km .  The theme for the walk was  ‘Journeying with Mary towards a  S y n o da l  Church’ . It was a worthy activity   because Mary  deserve d  every walk to the Shrine      T he 35 th  Ann ual  pilgrimage  was a prayerful all-day celebration  that attracted  an  unmatched   large  crowd  and was  unique  in many ways  because   of the following:  1.  Fr John  (Jackie)  Sharpe CSSp,  a renowned  apostle of The Gambia,  a giant evangelist and  a  principal Co-founder of the Shrine, appeared in person . He first arrived in The Gambia in the year  1965 and  after completion of his missionary  service returned home  to   Ireland  in 2009 .  Some remembered him as a Priest