Listen to John Bradburne’s Alive to God cd which is now available on YouTube.

On this CD are a selection of poems, songs and chants with music, nature sounds and African voice accompaniment. For all who enjoy poetry, this CD provides an opportunity for people to come closer to John Bradburne's profound spirituality. This selection is produced in order for John to speak for himself through his poetry. It displays the breadth of his spiritual themes and range of poetic vision as well as humanity, using many of his own voice recordings.

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Alive to God CD

Mutemwa seen from Chigona Mountain

John Bradburne

John with blind Peter Katsandanga

The John Bradburne Memorial Society has been accepted by Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare to act as Petitioner for the Cause for Beatification of John Bradburne, with all that will entail.

JBMS have appointed a Postulator, Enrico Graziano Giovanni Solinas who works as a lay judge at the Umbrian Interdiocesan Ecclesiastical Court of Perugia, Italy. His contact details:

JBMS has also appointed as administrator Amilcare Conti as requested by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, who will be helping and guiding the cause of John Bradburne’s Beatification and Canonisation.

We ask for prayers for the process to go smoothly in the coming months ahead. JBMS has collated much material over the last twenty three years, which is ongoing. We shall work with our partners to try to ensure that the process gives honour to John Bradburne’s sanctity, which is a gift for the Universal Church.

We thank all those who have supported our charity over the years and find ourselves on a new and exciting journey!

For anyone who wishes to donate for the Cause process which is part of JBMS’s work, please mark any donation ‘for the Cause’, so we are clear that this is what the funds are to be used for. This can be done online via our 'Donations' page.

John Bradburne’s life was a remarkable spiritual odyssey. After wartime service on the Indian sub-continent he became a perennial pilgrim, never at home in the world, not even in his native England. Restless wanderings led him through Europe, to a succession of religious communities, until he was eventually introduced to a colony of 90 leprosy sufferers in Zimbabwe in Africa. It was here at ‘Mutemwa’, that he spent his last ten years with total dedication until he met a violent death at the end of the war for independence on September 5th 1979.

Since that time there has been an ever growing following to his memory, and many believe him to be a saint.

The JBMS charity is set up to help continue the work by raising funds and spreading the word about John Bradburne’s inspirational life and writings

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