The Indelible Covid-19 Mark

It is one year now since the first Covid-19 cases were reported in China and spread to all parts of the world thereafter. In the initial weeks and months, many believed that this was a virus just like many other that had devastated some parts of the world like Ebola, Sars, Swine fl, etc. No one believed that the novel virus would spread so fast to all parts of the world, either infecting or affecting every single individual on the face of the world. Covid-19 has changed enormously how we relate and carry out our day today activities. It has … Continue reading The Indelible Covid-19 Mark

10 Years of Blessings

Today the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Parishioners of St. Augustine SVD Parish in Orkesumet, Simanjiro in Tanzania marked 10 years since the Parish was handed over to Divine Word Missionaries in 2010. The occasion was graced by the presence of Fr. Anthony Amissah, Provincial Superior of Kenya-Tanzania Province, who also preside the Holy Mass. He was accompanied all the way from Nairobi by Fr. James Mailady who once served as a parish Priest in this parish. Present also were confreres from Arusha SVD District. Fr. Benedict Ole Kashe, a Diocesan priest who started the parish and who also … Continue reading 10 Years of Blessings

A Leap of Faith

Then in what way will those who have not believed in him call upon him? Or in what way will those who have not heard of him believe in him? And in what way will they hear of him without preaching? And truly, in what way will they preach, unless they have been sent, just as it has been written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who evangelize peace, of those who evangelize what is good! (Rom 10:14-15). In our Parish here in Simanjiro, the first Holy Ghost Missionaries arrived in the mid 1950s. They began with a primary … Continue reading A Leap of Faith

Christian Values Versus Traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

Christian Values Versus traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD From the Catechism of the Catholic faith, we learn that the Catholic faith and worship is anchored on three major pillars namely: the Holy Scriptures, The Apostolic Tradition and the Magisterium. These three are founded upon the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth who is the Christ. Jesus came to enlighten us from the darkness of the past and renew us in spirit to be like God again after sin had damaged the image and likeness of God that we were created with. Though Jesus was born and brought up as … Continue reading Christian Values Versus Traditional Cultures, by Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

20 Years of Wonderful Deeds

It was a colourful day full of gratitudes and appreciations as the Divine Word Missionaries Kenya-Tanzania province marked 20 years of their presence in Tanzania. His Gracias Isaack Amani, the Archibishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha led priests, religious men and women, the Friends of SVD and the congregation drawn from our 5 parishes in the archdiocese to mark the day, at Epiphany Parish, Arusha. The Divine Word Missionaries arrived in Arusha Archdiocese from Kenya in the year 2000 and have sinse been working mainly in Arusha city as well as the remote Simanjiro district of the Maasai South … Continue reading 20 Years of Wonderful Deeds