Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time year c | by Wojciech Szypula

First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4–6, 8–10; Psalm: 40:2–4, 18; Second Reading: Hebrews 12:1–4; Gospel: Luke 12:49–53  Psalm 40:2–4, 18 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not … Continue reading Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time year c | by Wojciech Szypula

My Apostolate | by Frt Emmanuel Kimario Beda SVD

Frt. Frt Emmanuel Kimario Beda SVD is A Tanzania SVD student, currently studying Theology in Argentina. A few weeks ago, I asked him to tell me how the mission in Argentina is and what he was involved in as his apostolate. This is what he narrated to me:    “My apostolate is based on accompanying the children and families who are living in one of the slums, called Ines Slum  ́ ́Villa Ines ́ ́ located some a few kilometers from the main city of Cordoba. The situation is very difficult for most of the slum dwellers. The families consist … Continue reading My Apostolate | by Frt Emmanuel Kimario Beda SVD

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time year C |By Wojciech Szpula

First Reading: Wisdom of Solomon 18:6–9; Psalm 33:1, 12, 18–19, 20–22; Second Reading: Hebrews 11:1–2, 8–19; Gospel Luke 12:32–48  Psalm 33:1, 12, 18–19, 20–22 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright. Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage. Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in … Continue reading Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time year C |By Wojciech Szpula

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C|By Wojciech Szypula

First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21–23; Psalm 90:3–6, 12–13; Second Reading: Colossians 3:1–5, 9–11; Gospel Luke 12:13–21  Psalm: 90:3–6, 12–13 You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.” For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night. You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. Turn, O Lord! How long? Have compassion on your servants! … Continue reading Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C|By Wojciech Szypula

Old is Gold

Today, 29 July 2019, marked the 84 th birthday of our eldest confrere, Fr.  Tom Layden.  Fr.  Tom has worked in Kenya-Tanzania province for almost 20 years now, after working in Indonesia for almost the same period of time. Fr.  Tom is known in the province for his dedication to reading the Word of God.  He has been readIng the whole Bible at least 6 times a year, for more that 15 years now. He is also a retreat preacher who has given retreat to almost all of us in the province, as well as many other religious congregation in … Continue reading Old is Gold

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

First Reading: Genesis 18:20–32; Psalm 138:1–3, 6–8; Second Reading: Colossians 2:12–14; Gospel Luke 11:1–13 Psalm Psalm 138:1–3, 6–8 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you … Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C by Wojciech Szypula, SVD

Investing in Young Age

From 22 to 24 July 2019, the young confreres in Kenya-Tanzania Province met for the second time this year, to live, discuss and plan on the reality of missioning in our province. This kind of gathering is intended to engage the young confreres in the present and the future of the mission here in East Africa. The confreres met at Fisherman”s Top camp in Naivasha, Kenya. The Vice Provincial Superior Fr. Justus Rottuk accompanied and shared with them their vision for the province. He shared his experience in the mission as the first Kenyan SVD in the congregation. The young … Continue reading Investing in Young Age