Boma Blessing

Boma blessing here in Maasai land is the equivalent of house blessing. A Boma is a compound that hold from one household to even five or more households. This is because of the polygamous culture of the people. A man with 4 wives for example will have 4 household in the same compound or Boma. In the middle of the compound is the cattle shed which is the Centre of the social-economic life. A house blessing involves many aspects of the lives of the people. Though the people are still converting to regular Christianity and more so to conventional Catholicism … Continue reading Boma Blessing

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

It is a common saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Which means that for one to go as far as one thousand miles away, the start is always a step. Here in Good Shepherd mission, the beginnings never cease. For the last sixty years and counting, the missionaries have been developing the mission both spiritually and physically. From just one mission station in the entire district, now there are more than five missions. The Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) have two missions in the vast Maasai South plains. The Good Shepherd parish began with the … Continue reading The Journey of a Thousand Miles