We are a Catholic Christian charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom and registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (Registration number: 1186775).
Drawing inspiration from John 19:26-27, particularly when Jesus turned to John, his disciple, and said “..behold your mother..”, we seek to continue with the good work that His mother,Mary, did during her days on earth, in particular as she gave up her most priced possession, her son, for the good of all mankind.
Our main objectives are:
Our focus is towards children, young adults, the elderly and the disabled in the society (regardless of religion or denomination).
Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupa was ordained a Redemptorist priest in February 2001 at Harare, Zimbabwe. He progressed to become Redemptorist Regional Superior in 2015. He held various roles such as Redemptorist Student formator, Vice Rector of the Holy Trinity College where he trained seminarians, a member of the Board of Governors at the same college and Dean of the Outer City Deanery in the Archdiocese of Harare. He also lectured at Chishawasha Regional Major Seminary, the country’s main institution for the training of priests.
In his priestly ministry Fr Raymond took on various Pastoral roles such as parish Curate, parish priest and others. He holds a Diploma in Philosophy, an Honours Degree in Religious Studies, a Masters degree in Canon Law and another Masters degree in Moral Theology.
The Foundation’s name derives from Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary. ‘…When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”. John 19:26-27. The Blessed Virgin Mother is the driving imperative behind all the activities of the Foundation. It was during a weekend Retreat presentation to a group of Catholics in 2019 by bishop Raymond that the mustard seed for the formation of the Behold Your Mother (Jn19:27) Foundation was sown.
The Foundation seeks development partners for short and long-term projects to pursue its core objectives. These are to advance the Catholic religion, providing education to young people and the relief of poverty, distress, sickness and hardship among the poorest people.
To the Trustees bishop Raymond advises, “I encourage you always to put in honest hard work, ever discerning the gentle and soft voice of Our Blessed Mother. No less. When you listen, she will always tell you what to do in every situation.”
Bishop Mupa has been bishop of the Diocese of Chinhoyi since 7th April 2018.
Bishop Raymond T Mupa
Bishop of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
Patron, Behold Your Mother (Jn19:27) Reg charity 1186775
Harmless Pamburai, Trustee