The Greatest Gift

The greatest Gift that God gives to his people is that of a good Priest. A caring and a servant priest who understands his missions and leads his people to experience the love and compassion of God. These are paraphrased word of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega Diocese, during the ordination of Fr. Alex Omondi, SVD, together with 6 other priests and 2 deacons from the Congregation of the missions.   The solemn celebration took place at De Paul Center in Langata Nairobi on Saturday 26/05/27. Fr. Alex becomes the 15th Kenyan priest to be ordained since … Continue reading The Greatest Gift

You are a Priest Forever

PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF REV. ALEX OWINO OMONDI BY HIS LORDSHIP RT. REV JOSEPH OBANYI (Catholic Bishop of Kakamega) on 26th May, 2018 at De paul centre, Karen Nairobi. Rev Alex Owino Omondi is the son of Mr and Mrs Michael Owino. He was born in Mbaga, Siaya. He began aspiring to be a missionary in the year 2007, with one year of pre-postulancy period in soweto- Kayole. In the year 2008 Deacon Alex began his philosophical studies at Consolata Institute of Philosophy and graduated in 2011. He entered the SVD novitiate at Nkwatia – Kwahu Ghana in 2011, professing his … Continue reading You are a Priest Forever

The Mission Need to Go on

As Jesus was preparing to ascend to his Father, he made his disciples understand that he intended that the mission which he had began with them, should continue even after he had left.  Thus he commanded them to go to all the ends of the earth making disciples  for him (Mt.  28:19-20). But St.  Paul poses a very important question: ‘How can they know Christ unless someone preaches to them?’ (Rm.  10:14-15). It is in realization of this mandate to collaborate in his mission that we must always find more young men willing to follow in the footsteps of the … Continue reading The Mission Need to Go on

“Blessed the Mother who gave birth to you”

  “As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you” (Lk 11:27). In the world today, their are many men and women who have left everything behind and dedicated their whole life to imitating Christ and serving humanity selflessly each day. These are the missionaries who work in and out of their home countries. A missionary leaves his parents and kin unattended and goes out to serve other people with an undivided heart. Sometimes these men and women work in so remote and far distance … Continue reading “Blessed the Mother who gave birth to you”

The Shadow of my Tree

Earlier on I wrote an article about: “Trees do not rain,  they are planted”. Well another misguided conviction that many peope have is that one cannot plant a tree and enjoy its shadow.  They say trees take time to grow. This is a myth and not true and this is why.  It is only about two and half year that I planted the Christmas tree in the picture above, in Emboret Simanjiro, after cutting down the trunk of one which was dead and dry.  Last Sunday I went back there and enjoyed its shadow. Some years ago we planted some … Continue reading The Shadow of my Tree

Ad Gentes in Action

    Archbishop Isaac Amani entering Loiborsiret grounds When I was a little boy, I admired the Consolata Missionaries Fathers who worked in my parish, and I wanted one day to be like them. I especially was thrilled by their mastery of my mother tongue which they spoke with ease though with an italian accent. During those days, a missionary meant to me a white bearded man who drove a strong Land Rover that could never get stuck in mud. As little boys we used to enjoy pushing vehicles stuck in muddy roads for a few shillings fee. This happened … Continue reading Ad Gentes in Action

The International Fruit

From left: Fr. Hugo, Fr. Erick. Fr. Tony, Fr. Taneo and Fr. Geoffrey Avocado is a fruit that can be found in many corners of the world. It is know for its healthy fats and other nutrients. It has many uses. Some of them include: manafucturing of cosmetics, making soap and eating as a fruit of or in cooking. Different cultures eat the avocado in different ways. Here in Tanzania, people eat avocado either directly as a fruit or they eat it with bread or in food. In Kenya, people add salt to it and eat as a fruit or … Continue reading The International Fruit