Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.

Finye, Alfred

Catholic Church

He was one of the first Malawians to be ordained a Catholic priest. He was born in 1907 at T.A. Mulumbe in Zomba. He studied for the priesthood at Nguludi Preparatory Seminary, Nankhunda Minor Seminary,and Tabora Major Seminary in Tanzania, a process which took twenty years. He was ordained a priest on 11 September 1938.

After his ordination, he served in many Catholic missions. At first, he served in Dedza and Zomba vicariates in the following parishes: Utale, Zomba, Mpiri, Nsipe, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Tsangano. In 1968, he transferred to Blantyre Archdiocese where he served in the following parishes: Nguludi, Mzedi, Chingadzi, and Maryview. He died on 28th April 1984.

Stanslaus Muyebe O.P.


“Bambo Alfred Finye,” in Moni Magazine, (June 1984), p. 5

This article, submitted in 2001, was written and researched by Fr. Stanslaus Muyebe, O.P., author and teacher at Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute in South Africa. Used with permission.