First Reading: Isaiah 50:4–7 Psalm 22:8–9, 17–20, 23–24; Second Reading Philippians 2:6–11; Gospel Luke 23:1–49 Psalm 22:8–9, 17–20, 23–24 All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads; “Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver— let him rescue the one in whom he delights!” For dogs are all around me; a company of evildoers encircles me. My hands and feet have shriveled; I can count all my bones. They stare and gloat over me; they divide my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots. But you, O Lord, do … Continue reading Passion Sunday Year C By Wojciech Szypula, SVD
On April 6, the friends of SVD, a lay partner group associated with the Divine Word Missionaries, met in the Common Formation Center in Langata Nairobi for a Day of Recollection. This is in preparation for the Easter as is our call as committed Christians. In not so many years ago, spiritual recollections and retreats were thought to be a thing of religious and priests. However, today, many lay people have embraced the spirit of retreating out of their busy day to day activities. This has enhanced to a great extent their understanding of their responsibilities as well as … Continue reading A Moment of Recollection
First Reading Isaiah 43:16–21 Psalm 126:1–6 Second Reading Philippians 3:8–14 Gospel John 8:1–11 Prayer Psalm 126:1–6 When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. Those who go out weeping, bearing the … Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C by Wojciech Szypula
First Reading Joshua 5:9, 10–12 Psalm 34:2–7 Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:17–21 Gospel Luke 15:1–3, 11–32 Psalm 34:2–7 I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul cried, and was heard by … Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Lent Year c Wojciech Szypula
First Reading Exodus 3:1–8, 13–15 Psalm 103:1–4, 6–8, 11 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1–6, 10–12 Gospel Luke 13:1–9 Psalm Psalm 103:1–4, 6–8, 11 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits—who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people … Continue reading Third Sunday of Lent Year c
Watakatifu ni watu ambao waliishi maisha yao kwa kutenda matendo ya kawaida kwa njia isiyo ya kawaida. Maisha yao na mafunzo yao yanavutia wengine kuiga mwenendo wao. Watakatifu wana uhusiano wa karibu sana na wafia dini, ambao ni watu waliotoa maisha yao hadi kufa kwa ajili ya kutetea Imani katika Dini zao. Hawa hujitolea kuteseka hadi kufa kwa kushuhudia imani yao. Mfano mzuri ni ule wa Mwenye Heri Gregorious Frackowiak ambaye alizaliwa katika familia ya watoto kumi na wawili, katika kijiji cha Boleslaw Frackowiak katika Mji wa Lowecice karibu na Poznan. Wazazi wake walimlea katika mazingira ya kikristu. Alijiunga na … Continue reading Mwenyeheri Gregorius Frackowiak, SVD.
There is a Swahili proverb that says, young age is like the smoke from a cigarette. It lasts only for a moment. However, Young age can be a blessing in the later days, if it is well lived. This week has been very eventful for the young confreres from SVD Kenya-Tanzania SVD Province. Ten confreres under 7 years in Perpetual Vows, accompanied by two facilitators, met in Arusha, Tanzania on Monday 11 March for their ongoing formation program. On Tuesday they went up hill to Maua in Moshi, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. There they were accommodated at the … Continue reading SVD KenTan Young Confreres Gathering