On a Pilgrimage

Last Thursday all the priest from the Archdiocese of Arusha together with the Archbishop Emeritus Josaphat Louis Lebulu, the auxiliary Bishop Prosper Lyimo, Myriads of Religious men and women, Christian Mothers, Men and Youths, made their annual pilgrimage to the hills of Kisongo. As it is the norm, the pilgrimage is made in a prayerful WAY OF CROSS that stretch about 2 KM from the CAANAN Children’s Home uphill to the top of the hill where sits the diocesan cemetery. At the beginning, the pilgrims participate in the act of kindness from their lenten fast, which they donate to the … Continue reading On a Pilgrimage

Is Being Young Today a Mistake?

SVD Youth Mass in Arusha There is a proverb in Swahili that says: “Wazee ukumbuka,  vijana ukumbushwa” (The old remember,  the youth are reminded). This is something I have confirmed in my years of ministering to the youth.  It is a fact of life that young people are forgetful and it is difficult for them to concentrate on one thing for a long time.  This is their reality and it does not change easily. Even trying to change that is not the solution. What the young need is a constant reminder.  It is the nature of the ministry with the … Continue reading Is Being Young Today a Mistake?

The World is Beautiful

He loves nature and appreciate the beauty of the creation. This can be demonstrated in his love for photography that mostly focuses on the beauty of the environment and in the faces of people. His photos speak a lot about his every keen eye on the extraordinary beauty in our surroundings that passes many of us unaware. Not only does he demonstrate this beauty through the lenses but he also, more often than not, wraps up his sleeves to maintain and perpetuate this beauty through planting and taking care of flowers and trees. Fr. James Mailady a Divine Word Missionary … Continue reading The World is Beautiful