Catholicity and the Youths


Yesterday, the 15th Sunday of Ordinary time year A, our parish youth received their counterparts from Njiro parish in Arusha. It was a meeting to adore the Eucharistic Jesus and the theme: “Being the good soil that supports the growth of the seed of the Word of God”. as well as remind one another of their Catholic faith. After 45 minutes of adoration, there was a question-answer session about the things that characterize the Catholic faith. The winners carried home some gifts.

Afterwords, we played a game of volleyball and the Njiro team won by 2 set to 1. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon. all the participants were happy to share those few moments together.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

The harvest is plenty but the labourers few



After 5 year of waiting, the Church of Arusha was today blessed with 3 priests, who were ordained in our SVD Epiphany parish in Burka, Arusha. In his homily the Ordaining prelate, Archbishop Josaphat Louis Lebulu, the Archbishop of Arusha Archdiocese, said that the Church of Arusha has been barren for 5 years but today her womb has been blessed with three new and young priest.

It was all emotional and tears of joy for those in attendance as the newly ordained priest climbed the stairs to the altar. More than 2000 people  attended the celebration. Our SVD parish has been blessed to host this historic celebration since the last one 5 years ago.

We wish our newly ordained Priests God’s guidance and health in their assignment.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

From Rome to Arusha


On Monday the 10 July 2017, Fr. Tony Amissah, the new Kenya-Tanzania Provincial, landed in Nairobi from the Provincials, Regionals and Mission Superior’s workshop in Nemi and the following day travelled to Arusha Tanzania to visit and talk to the confreres working in the district.

On his visit he also met The Archbishop Josaphat Lebulu of Arusha Archdiocese, in which we have 5 parishes run by SVD. SVD has a significant presence in the Archdioces. From one parish in Arusha four have been born of which two have been given to other congregations. The provincial said that the Archbishop was very happy with his visit and also with the presence of SVD in the Archdiocese.

Talking to him as I dropped him to catch the afternoon bus back to Nairobi, Fr. Provincial said that his visit was fruitful and was happy to have met many confreres.

Thank you so much Fr. Tony for your visit.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD

…everyone who has left… (everything ) for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold…


If you think broadly on the statement of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading (Mt.  19:27-29), you  will realize that it encompasses not only religious men and women who have left behind family and possession and more especially the right to marriage, but also the married men and women who have looked away from all others to be tied to only one. The numerical difference of 1 and 0 is not a significant one.

Come to think about it. The religious celebate person chooses no to get married for the sake of the kingdom of God, and in the same token the married man or woman chooses to look only at one partner foregoing the rest of the possibilities. This is true only when either of them keeps true to their decisions and lives in respect of the commitments they have made.

Think about it objectively.

Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD.

Divine Word Boys High School Visit to Kariandusi Pre-Historic site in Rift Valley

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Last week our Boys from Divine Word Boys High School in Katani, visited Kariandusi Pre-Historic Site in Rift Valley Kenya.

According to the National Museums of Kenya website, The Kariandusi archaeological site is amongst the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa. There is enough geological evidence to show that in the past, large lakes, sometimes reaching levels hundreds of meters higher than the Present Lake Nakuru and Elementaita, occupied this basin.

Dating back between 700,000 to 1 million years old, Kariandusi is possibly the first Acheulian site to have been found in Situ in East Africa. Dr. Leakey, a renowned paleontologist, believed that this was a factory site of the Acheulian period. He made this conclusion after numerous collections of specimens were found lying in the Kariandusi riverbed.

This living site of he hand-axe man, was discovered in 1928. A rise in the Lake level drove pre-historic men from their lake-side home and buried all the tools and weapons which they left behind in a hurry. The Acheulian stage of the great hand-axe culture, to which this site belongs, is found over a very widespread area from England, France, and Southwest Europe generally to Cape Town.

Divine Word Boys High School is Located in Katani 8 km from Nairobi Mlolongo Highway branching from Syokimau junction.

Contact the School management:

Divine Word Boys School

P.O. Box. 277 Mlolongo

Tel: +254 20 2421912, Mob. +254 729 129676

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