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

A Brand-new Year

  Happy New Year our dear readers. We want to begin this year thanking the Lord for giving us another brand-new year. Yes, indeed every year God gives us a New year that is clean and full of opportunities. It is possible to keep it as new and clean as possible if we live day by day consciously. Our Actions, Words and thoughts can bring happiness or sadness to the year. The Lord God has given us the knowledge to differentiate between Good and Evil. It is up to us to make the right choices. This is the messages to … Continue reading A Brand-new Year

Making Christmas real

On 26th December 2018, the Feast of St. Stephen, the Parish Priest of SVD Epiphany Parish, Burka, Fr. Michael Taneo, organized a Christmas gathering specifically for the Aged, the Sick and the physically challenged persons, as well as the new pastoral group he founded of the Motorcycle tax men. This is to make these members of our Parish also experience the joy of Christmas. Many times the priests visit them in their homes to bring the Eucharist. Today, however, they got a chance to come to Church assisted by their families. This helps the family members also to enjoy the … Continue reading Making Christmas real

Preparing for Christmas

Las week, the SVDs in Arusha District in Tanzania met in Simanjiro to prepare for Christmas. The two day meeting comprised of a recollection and a District meeting. The Recollection was divided into two sessions. The first session was a bible sharing that was led by Br. Dougls Simonetti and the second session was a Biblilogue led by Fr. Albert Fuchs. Later on in the meeting, the confreres made a program and a timetable for the year 2019. Among the events in 2019 will be a Bible quiz that the district will organize in the deanery in order to promote … Continue reading Preparing for Christmas