JUMAPILI YA 3 MWAKA C Maana ya Sheria

Sheria katika jamii ina kazi nyingi. Nne kati ya hizi ni muhimu sana. Kuweka vipimo (Establishing Standards) Kudumisha mpangilio na taratibu (Maintaining order) Kutatua migogoro (Resolving disputes) Kulinda haki na uhuru (Protecting liberties and rights). Kila mtu akishika sheria, jamii itakuwa na amani na maendeleo. Watu wakikiuka sheria lazima kutakuwa na mafarakano na shida nyingi. Mwana falsafa Aristotle alisema kwamba mwanadamu ni mnyama mwanasiasa. Maana yake ni kwamba mwanadamu anaishi na kujitambua katika polis, yaani kati ya wanadamu wengine. Lakini pia Mwanafalsafa Thomas Hobbes alisema kwamba, mwanadamu anajitambua kama sawa na mwenzake na kuwa na haki sawa kwa kila kitu. … Continue reading JUMAPILI YA 3 MWAKA C Maana ya Sheria

Celebrating Sts. Arnold and Freinademetz

This week the SVD Family in Kenya – Tanzania Province gathered in the Common Formation Centre in Langata, Nairobi , to celebrate the life, mission and Sainthood of the two great men, who formed the foundations of the Congregation of the Divine Word Missionaries: Sts. Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz. The first day the celebration began with a Lectio Divina led by Bro. Douglas Simonetti, SVD. the reflection was from John 15, “The vine and the Branches”.  After that, there  followed part 1 of the Brendan Memorial Lectures, given by Fr. Albert Fuchs, SVD. This is the first lecture of … Continue reading Celebrating Sts. Arnold and Freinademetz

The Mysteries of Joy By Evans Koech

THE ANNUNCIATION What Joy it Brings? With the wings He appeared, He comes the good news. Though weird it appears, Salvation of the World is what it bears, Gabriel comes with Annunciation.   With a leap on her womb, Even the unexpected get amazed. Unlike the unbelieving groom, in her heart happiness blooms, Elizabeth receives the scoop. With the hustle of a room, no doubt Mary was in labour. Looking for a place to give birth, some place high in the rocks of Bethlehem, away from the water but sheltered from wind. I have heard of this happening before, normally eight days … Continue reading The Mysteries of Joy By Evans Koech

Epiphany: Burka Parish Celebrates Feast Day

On 6 January 2019, our confreres working in Burka Parish in the Archdiocese of Arusha, led their congregation to mark the Parish Feast Day. The Holy Eucharist was presided by Rt. Rev. Bishop Prosper Balthazar Lyimo, the Auxiliary Bishop of Arusha Archdiocese. During the Mass, very nine couples blessed their marriage. After the Mass, there were two main events to mark the occasion. The first one was a Bible quiz that also included some questions form the history of evangelization by the Catholic Church in Tanzania. The second one was the Zonal Choir Competition that was marking its second edition … Continue reading Epiphany: Burka Parish Celebrates Feast Day