Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, by Wojciech Szypula

  First Reading: 1 Kings 19:16, 19–21; Psalm: 16:1–2, 5, 7–11; Second Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13–18; Gospel: Luke 9:51–62  Psalm – 16:1–2, 5, 7–11  Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my … Continue reading Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, by Wojciech Szypula

The New Challenges Facing Communication in Africa Today

Communication means conveying information and meaning from the sender to the receiver and the consequent feedback from the receiver to the sender. Only when the receiver reacts to the message that the sender can ascertain that the receiver has at least received the information. However, communication is not just conveying information and getting the receiver to react to it, but rather the communication is intended to convey meaning and this meaning needs to be understood correctly by the receiver. If the receiver misunderstands the meaning that the sender is trying to convey, then we can say that the communication was … Continue reading The New Challenges Facing Communication in Africa Today

A JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF SHEBA

 (From L – R) :  With Srs. Anjeline, Tagesech, Naomi, Leema at Chole mission house It was a dream come true for me when I landed at Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 19th May 2019 on a warm and sunny afternoon.  I was on my way to Togo to attend the AFRAM Zonal Area Coordinators Meeting in Togo.  So I took that opportunity to stop-over in Ethiopia for a few days. My main and only purpose for the stop-over was to visit our Holy Spirit Sisters who have been working in Ethiopia for the past twenty-four years. A … Continue reading A JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF SHEBA

Celebrating Corpus Christ by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

  Body and Blood of Christ Year C | First Reading: Genesis 14:18–20; Psalm 110:1–4; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23–26; Gospel: Luke 9:11–17  Psalm 110:1–4 The Lord says to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” The Lord sends out from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes. Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day you lead your forces on the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning, like dew, your youth will come to you. The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever according … Continue reading Celebrating Corpus Christ by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND STORIES

  The journey began on 24 May 2019 when my colleagues and I from Kenya-Tanzania Province traveled to Togo, to attend The AFRAM Zonal Meeting which took place from 27 to 31 May 2019. It was the second SVD AFRAM Zone Characteristic Dimensions Meeting in Kara-Togo. The meeting is held every three years and it brings together Confreres from our missions in Africa and Madagascar, to discuss, discern and plan for the future of our ministry in the Zone. The Dimensions are what forms the extrinsic face of our Society but which also defines each and every one of the … Continue reading A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND STORIES

Vote of Excellence

Fr. William Owire, SVD is someone I have personally known for the last fourteen years. The first time I met him was in the year 2005 after he had successfully finished his Master’s Degree in Philosophy in India and was back to finish his Theological studies. The First impression I had of Fr. William from the very beginning, was that of a very organized, disciplined and intelligent person. William was ordained a Priest in the year 2007 and worked for five long years in Divine Word Parish in Kayole, Nairobi. He left a big memorable mark in the DIWOPA community … Continue reading Vote of Excellence

BREAKING NEWS

  SVD AFRAM ZONE  CHARACTERISTIC DIMENSIONS MEETING KARA-TOGO The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) as a missionary congregation carries her mission in four main Characteristic Dimensions that also make up her identity. Every three years the coordinators of these dimensions in every Province, Region, and Mission (PRMs), meet in there various zones to discuss, evaluate and plan on how to improve the mission of SVD in their zones.  This year, this meeting took place from 27 to 31 May 2019, at St. Arnold Janssen Guest House in Kara-Togo, West Africa. A total number of 49 PRMs coordinators, including the four … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS