Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians
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Poetic Tribute to Our Silver Jubilarians

25 FOR THE LUO DUO AND THE IRISH MINI-STAR A SILVER CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE AND FRAGILITY, OF FAST AND FURY, OF CONCORD AND DISCORD! (With no regular rhyme and rhythm in this poem, other literary devices colour it: assonance, allusions, inclusion, pun, paradox, contrast, irony, hyperbole and rhetorical question)  Twenty Five Years of touching and…

Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy
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Kitale, Kenya: The Heart-Rending Story of Lucy

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She shares the searing story of Lucy (not her real name), one of th e particpants of the ‘unreached youth’ programme. The story of Lucy, participant in the training for ‘unreached’ young people in…

Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on
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Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She writes: Since corona started, there have been visibly more sick and dead, teenage mothers, school dropouts, alcohol and drug abusers, suicides and domestic violence. Preparations for the elections at the end of 2022…

Kiltegan Missionaries in Kenya: Triple Presence Hailed
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Kiltegan Missionaries in Kenya: Triple Presence Hailed

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.” Bishop Muhatia who was presiding over the Priestly ordination of a member of the Irish-founded…

Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.
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Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.

The KUAP Pandipieri projects in Kisumu, Kenya arose from the idea that problems should be solved in the first place by the own community, with as much own resources as possible and using the talents that are present. KUAP Pandipieri is now one of the oldest projects in East Africa and a recognized NGO that…

Ngong, Kenya: Rehabilitating Children with Intellectual Disabilities
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Ngong, Kenya: Rehabilitating Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Based in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong, Orione Community Training Centre offers rehabilitation to children and youth with intellectual disabilities who the leadership of the centre says are usually treated with stigma by society. Those enrolled in the program also acquire agribusiness skills from the centre’s four-acre farm that has different kinds of crops.

Malindi: Bishop Willybard Lagho on Safeguarding Initiatives
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Malindi: Bishop Willybard Lagho on Safeguarding Initiatives

“The Diocese has put up measures such as rescuing children who are living with abusive parents and guardians and taking them through counselling services. We also talk to members of their families and ensure they are integrated back to their communities,” said Bishop Lagho. The Kenyan Diocese also runs ‘Pope Francis Rescue Home’, a children…

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…