St. Joseph Freinandemetz, the Model of SVD Formation

On 29th January the Society of Divine Word Worldwide celebrated the feast of their first SVD missionary to China St. Joseph Freinandemetz. In Ken- Tan Province the philosophy house in Otiende joined in the celebration of their patron saint. The celebration was held at Common Formation Centre Nairobi, Langata, for the first time since the inception of the formation house, due to the fire outbreak near the Otiende neighbourhood. Otiende formation house is the place where many Kenyan confreres have pass through among them a number priests and some brothers working in different parts of the world. The celebration commenced … Continue reading St. Joseph Freinandemetz, the Model of SVD Formation

St. Joseph Freinademetz

The community of ST. JOSEPH FRIENADEMETZ HOUSE, NAIROBI is preparing itself to celebrate the feast of its Patron saint, ST. JOSEPH FRIENADEMETZ. Part of the spiritual preparations include novena to ST. JOSEPH FRIENADEMETZ, which is going on currently, singing practice for the solemn mass on the feast day on and meetings to plan for the liturgy of the day. The community also will have a short recollection on Sunday, 28th January 2018 as an inner preparation to celebrate the life of our First Missionary to China. The feast will culminate on 29th January 2018 with a solemn eucharist to be … Continue reading St. Joseph Freinademetz

Being Christ to them

When I was growing up as a little boy and a mass server in our village Church, I desired so much to be like the Italian Fr. Domenici, a Consolatta missionary who worked in our parish. What fascinated me most was his mastery of my mother tongue and above all the accent in which he pronounced his “carefully selected” words, so as to break the word for us on that only Sunday in a month that we got mass.  the parish had 21 chapels in the villages some as far as 20 kilometers away. The rest of the Sundays of … Continue reading Being Christ to them

St. Arnold Janssen

St. Arnold Janssen, Founder On every 15th day of the month of January, the Arnoldus family, that is: The Divine Word Missionaries, The Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, the Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration and the Friends of SVD – our lay partners, mark the feast of our founder, St. Arnold Janssen. Though he did not leave his homeland to go for mission, he is perhaps one of the greatest missionaries, whose calling has contributed greatly to the missionary aspect of the Church. Born on November 5,  1837, St. Arnold was ordained a diocesan priest … Continue reading St. Arnold Janssen

Provincial’s Visit

  This weekend we the confreres in Arusha SVD district have been graced by the visit of our Provincial Superior Fr.  Tony Amissah.  Accompanying him is Fr.  Joseph, Fr. Samy and Fr. Marcelo. Fr.  Samy is on a special invitition to preach in St.  Joseph the Worker parish in Olasiti,  where he celebrated the masses today. On Friday and Saturday they visited our Maasai Parishes in Orkesumet and Simanjiro. We thank them all for spending some time with us.  Karibuni tena. Fr.  Lawrence Muthee,  SVD Continue reading Provincial’s Visit