The Common Thread of a Jubilarian’s Missionary Life
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The Common Thread of a Jubilarian’s Missionary Life

Jubilarian Folkert Kruis MHM reflects on the underlying thread of sixty years of missionary involvement in Kenya. The common thread The first thing we all did after arriving in the country we were appointed to was learning the language. There were usually no books to help you, but you could find a teacher to help…

Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day
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Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day

Prior to World Environment Day (WED) marked annually on June 5, an eco-friendly non-profit Organization in Kenya dubbed Nairobi Recyclers (NAREC) are set to clean part of the country’s capital to help in restoration of the ecosystem that has been destroyed. Sharing with AMECEA Online under the 2021 theme “ecosystem restoration,” the Coordinator of a community based…

Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation
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Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation

The Vatican has through the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) appointed Fr. Angelo Bettelli, a member of Canossian Sons of Charity (FDCC), as the new Pontifical Commissary for the Religious Missionary Order of the Apostles of Jesus (AJ). Fr. Angelo takes over from Monsignor Raphael p’Mony Wokorach a member…

Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast
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Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary

Your prayers requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on 28th May 2021 Isabel Kelly was born on 31st January 1934, the eldest of four daughters  of Winifred and William Kelly in Milngarvie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  She is predeceased by her sisters Molly and Helen and…

Fr. Alleluya Part II:  Mission in Kisii
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Fr. Alleluya Part II: Mission in Kisii

Fr ‘Alleluya’ Tells His Story: 53 Years of Mission in Kenya
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Fr ‘Alleluya’ Tells His Story: 53 Years of Mission in Kenya

After 53 Years Fr. Adolf Pöll MHM Bids Farewell to Kenya
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After 53 Years Fr. Adolf Pöll MHM Bids Farewell to Kenya

On Tuesday, May 25, the humble father flew back to Italy after spending almost his entire life on missionary work in Kenya.  Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Malindi wished him well in a statement released before his departure. The commission stated that “Fr Adolf, 80, packed all his personal belongings acquired during his more than…

Lessons from Mission: A Personal Testimony
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Lessons from Mission: A Personal Testimony

As I draw closer to the end of my sabbatical (ongoing formation) programme and having just celebrated my priestly anniversary a week ago (11th May), I feel drawn to share the following vital lessons and fruit of my reflections here. My appointment to take care of Shauri Moyo Parish (Nairobi, Kenya) was like a still…

Jinja, Uganda: Temporary Oath Ceremony at Formation House
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Jinja, Uganda: Temporary Oath Ceremony at Formation House

Last year, at the request of the General Council, I had the privilege to preside at the Temporary Oath of seven of our students in Jinja. It was one of the most boring liturgical events I have ever attended in my life. There was no singing or merry making, all because of the Corona lockdown….

Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues
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Malindi, Kenya: Interfaith Effort to Address Social Issues

Killings from superstitious beliefs, relegation of the girl child, and early marriages are some of the retrogressive practices that continue to impede development among communities in coastal Kenya, Religious leaders from the Catholic Church and Islam in the region have established. The leaders who met for an Iftar meal that Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya’s…

Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor
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Kenya: Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Poor

At the Global Catholic Climate Movement, reforestation projects are a top priority. Like the one in Kenya for the Kakamega Forest which was once part of forest of the Congo Basin but is now the only remaining rainforest in East Africa. It covers more than 200 square kilometres not far from Lake Victoria, in one…