NAZARETH CATHOLIC WOMEN LAY ORGANISATION (NAZA)
Nazareth Lay Organization is an
organization of obedient women striving to work for God in different ways by
being shinning mirrors and an example in the neighborhood by showing good
behavior and deeds in homes, caring for the poor and neglected people in our
society, encouraging good tradition values in today’s society, and helping
married couples that face difficulties in their married life.
- In 1953 the Nazareth Lay Organization
was established in Mufurila on the Copperbelt, Zambia by concerned priests i.e.
Fathers Leo Fabbi, Alexander Richard, and Katongo John who by then was a
Franciscan friar Brother. It was formed to help newly married Catholic women in
dealing with married life issues and it was felt that such an Organization
would build and strengthen young women in their married life. The name Nazareth
was adopted for this Lay Organization of Catholic women to emulate the Holy
Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Its Patron Saint being Elizabeth of Hungary,
who was born in 1207 and got, married to Ludovick the King of Hungary. The
Organization celebrates its Patron Saint on the 17th of November and
we also celebrate the Holy family Feast that falls on the Sunday after
- To strengthen life and Christian faith
in our homes because the family is the foundation of the church and society.
- To help build Catholic families in the
Spirit of the Holy family of Nazareth and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
- To identify issues and challenges that
weaken family life in our society i.e economic poverty, moral decay, HIV/AIDS
and its consequences.
- To encourage good traditional values in
- To care for the poor and neglected
people in our society.
- To help in the initiation of young
people and prepare them for marriage.
- To counsel and help married couples
that face difficulties in their married life.
Mon – Fri …… 11 am – 8 pm, Sat, Sun …… 6 am – 8 pm
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