Visiting South Sudanese Refugees in Bidbidi – Uganda

My trip to Bidibidi settlement of South Sudan refugees is an important one. Fr. Joseph Kallanchira, the AFRAM Zonal coordinator and I paid visit to our confreres along with Fr. Heinz Kuluke, Superior General of the Divine Word Missionaries at Lodonga, in Uganda. Our confreres and SSpS sisters welcome us and made us feel at home. On Ash Wednesday we visited one of the five zones in Bidibidi settlement of the South Sudan refugees. Their life is miserable, though cared for by UNCHR, they lack happiness and peace. Most prayer intentions were all about peace in South Sudan so that … Continue reading Visiting South Sudanese Refugees in Bidbidi – Uganda

The Chapter

Last week, the Divine Word Missionaries working in Kenya-Tanzania province met in Langata – Nairobi, for the Provincial Chapter. This was in the view of the Society’s General Chapter which will take place in Rome in June. The theme of the chapter was “The Love of Christ Impels us”. During the Chapter, the members had an opportunity to evaluate the gains and the challenges in the mission for the last 6. Though we have been having Provincial assemblys that occur every year, the Chapter is a more extensive opportunity whereby we look at how we have been serving Christ in … Continue reading The Chapter

Getting Ready for the Chapter

This year 2018, the Divine Word Missionaries in the world are holding its 18th General Chapter ssince the foundation of the Society in 1875 by St.  Arnold Janssen. The chapter is a moment of renewal and recommitment to the mission.  It is a moment to evaluate our contribution to the betterment of the modern world as missionaries. The theme for this chapter is “The Love of Christ impels us”. Here in Kenya-Tanzania province,  we are holding our Provincial Chapter from 21-22nd February 2018 in view of the General Chapter theme. Our presence in these two EastAfrican countries has been significant … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Chapter

The Healing Ministry

During this short season of the ordinary time in the liturgical calendar of the Church which is paving way for the lenten season, we have been listening to the Gospel of St. Mark the evangelist. Mark starts his Gospel by introducing Jesus as the Christ of God who has come to establish the rein of God, defeating the reign of darkness and evil. He begins: “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mk 1:1). After Jesus is baptized by John, he begins his ministry of preaching the Kingdom of God, by calling for repetance and … Continue reading The Healing Ministry

The Killer Disease destroying the Youth

When I decided to join the seminary and become a priest, my primary motivation was to work with the young people, sharing with them the many talents I discovered I had since my childhood, but more importantly helping them to discern their potentials and use them to make their lives better. Little did I know that this ministry would become very important in my life and mission as a missionary. In order to fruitfully work with the youth, there are a number of basic things one has to know about them: First, that the current society has a very negative … Continue reading The Killer Disease destroying the Youth