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
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
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, 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
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
Ordination of Fr. Yermith Florez, SVD Yesterday, the 13th of January, A missionary destined to Kenya-Tanzania Was ordained in far land of Colombia. Fr. Yermith was in kenya a few years ago for his cross-culture experience, before going back to Colombia to complete his studies and formation to become a Divine Word Missionary Priest. Yermith chose to come back to the our province for his mission assignment after completing his formation. We are most grateful to the Almighty God who has given us another shepherd to tend and feed his flock. Karibu sana Padre Yermith. Fr. Lawrence Muthee, SVD Continue reading From Colombia to Kenya-Tanzania
God’s loving grace has gathered us from various peoples and continents into a religious missionary community dedicated to the Divine Word and named after him the Society of the Divine Word. God so loved the world that he sent his only Son. The Word became flesh in Jesus of Nazareth to reveal the Father’s name and to proclaim the kingdom of his love. He made this love, which is limitless, visible in a sinful world by his unconditional devotion to all, especially those in need. Through his death and resurrection he opened the way to the Father for all … Continue reading Divine Word Missionaries: Who we are!