Bringing the Chapter Home

Last week a very important event came to a close in Rome.  This was the18th General Chapter of the Society of the Divine Word.  Confreres met from all over the world to deliberate on the future of the mission of the Society and its relevant in our times. In it,  New leaders were Selected.  The Socity now has a new leader: Fr.  Paul Budi Kleden. Among the participants were the representatives of the lay associate group commonly known here in Kenya-Tanzania as ‘Friends of ‘SVD’.  Since only one of them could participate in person,  we the communication department made sure … Continue reading Bringing the Chapter Home

Gold or silver I do not have…

When the begger at the temple’s gate in Jerusalem asked Peter and John for a coin,  Peter told him that they had neither gold nor silver to give to him, but they had something else that they would offer him if he wanted them to (Acts.  3:6). In our times,  we are made to think that without money we can do nothing.  People despair in life simply because they do not have money. Even the poor are made to believe that only material things and money can be of help to them.  I heard someone say that unless the gospel … Continue reading Gold or silver I do not have…

The Jubilee Cross

This year,  the Catholic Faithful in East Africa and Especially in Tanzania,  are celebrating 150 year of evangelization.  Here in Tanzania,  the Holy Spirit Fathers arrived in Continental Tanzania in 1968, five years after they had arrived in Zanzibar Island, now part of the Republic of Tanzania. In the Archdiocese of Arusha,  we are marking this jubilee with the Jubilee Cross that was used during the The 2000 years’ Jubilee of Christianity in the World.   The Cross is going around from one parish to another, where the faith get to reflect upon the meaning of the cross and experience … Continue reading The Jubilee Cross