Mill Hill Formation Nairobi: Celebration to Conclude the Year of Creation
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Mill Hill Formation Nairobi: Celebration to Conclude the Year of Creation

The season of creation that was introduced by Pope Francis since 2016, came immediately a year after the publication of Laudato Si on the Care for our Common Home. The special season occurs within the ordinary time of the Church’ liturgical calendar to run from the 1st of September to the 4th of October which…

Stories Behind Africa’s Growing Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life
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Stories Behind Africa’s Growing Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life

Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious. According to the latest Vatican Statistics based on the Pontifical Yearbook 2019 and the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae…

2nd Cycle, Nairobi: New Formation Year Opens with a Book Launch
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2nd Cycle, Nairobi: New Formation Year Opens with a Book Launch

We are now two weeks into the new formation year in Nairobi. On Sunday 23rd August, 2020, we opened the 2020/2021 formation year even amidst the on-going corona virus pandemic restrictions. Reflecting on the current  reality of the world, that is, the ecological crisis, the effects of the pandemic, and the ongoing conversion to which…

Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry
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Ireland: Vocations Crisis Prompts Reflection on Future of Ministry

In Fr Byrne’s opinion, this is a temporary fix “pressing a pause button to keep the system functioning” and instead what is needed is a debate on the wider issues such as “how can we supply ministry when it is no longer possible to provide clergy”. “We need a radical reappraisal in Ireland – an…

Kenya: Covid-19 Tangaza University College Rethink of Its Meaning and Function
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Kenya: Covid-19 Tangaza University College Rethink of Its Meaning and Function

“Many of us who have perhaps studied through High School thought of University as some place we shall go, some kind of epitome, the highest level of education,” Prof. Wang’ombe said and added, “But perhaps along the way we confused the meaning of University. It is not a place. The place with the buildings and…

Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute
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Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute

In a new book, “The Future of Religious Life in Africa”, which was crafted by a team of 12 members of the Clergy, Religious and Lay academics working or who have worked in Africa, Sr. Marren Rose Awiti, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) and a Canon Lawyer explores widely…

2nd Cycle Formation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya: Blooming under COVID -19 Lockdown
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2nd Cycle Formation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya: Blooming under COVID -19 Lockdown

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 at the end of December 2019, all sectors of human life the world over have experienced unprecedented change. After several months of lockdown and so many restrictions, we are getting used to the phrase the ‘new normal’ orchestrated by the coronavirus pandemic. While the race to search for a vaccine…

Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience in a Traditional Pastoralist Environment
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Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience in a Traditional Pastoralist Environment

The Parable of the Good Shepherd Read in the Karimojong Cultural Context During my Mission Experience Program in  Kotido Diocese- Loyoro Parish  I learned a unique thing about  cattle. Among the Karamojong culture cattle have a central place in the life of the people. This importance goes back to their history and way of life:…