O Evangelho e a promoção da mulher moçambicana
: a ação das Irmãs Missionárias Dominicanas do Rosário

  • Maria Fernando Panguana (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In this paper, we address the socio-cultural and ecclesial situation of women in Mozambique. Considering this discussion, the main concern that accompanied us throughout the study and reflection was the attempt to find the right place for women in the family, society and in the Christian community.Women are doubly oppressed by cultural tradition and society. However, we believe in their dignity and ability to transform family life, and consequently, society with their courage and determination. For they believe in themselves and in their inner strength, when they often assume the role of being «heads of the family», always placing it first. Women are mothers and generators of life, regardless of their social, cultural, or religious condition, alongside those who need their maternal warmth.We, the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary, intend to contribute to the identification of women’s role and mission of women, in the awareness of society and in their integral promotion, in the different social sectors, by investing in and promoting equal opportunities between men and women.For God we all have value, for in every being there are wonders and signs of the Creator. When women dedicate themselves to various ecclesial ministries, living selfless service on behalf of others, thus manifesting the commandment of love, they grasp the presence of God in small things and community services. The pastoral action of the Dominican Missionaries is aimed not only at evangelization but also at the integral promotion of Mozambican women.
Date of Award15 Apr 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Cunha (Supervisor)


  • Mozambique
  • Women
  • Cultural tradition
  • Life-giving
  • Dignity
  • Ministeriality
  • Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary


  • Mestrado em Estudos da Religião

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