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 children’s home that takes care of over 30 orphaned children, and ends with a prayer for our departed brothers at the cemetry.
Later in the evenining, the Archidioce celebrates the Chrism Mass, that is one week before the Holy Week, because of the vastness of the geographical distance of many of the parishes. This allows all the priests to be present in their parishes for the important events of the Holy week.
We thank God for the good weather that reigned on this day after two weeks of continuous downfall.
Fr. Lawtence Muthee, SVD