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12th July 2020

Uganda: Testimony of a Trappist Monk

Timeline of the Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Victoria, Uganda. 1956 Foundation of Our Lady of Victory in Songhor (Kenya) at the request of bishop Frederick Hall mhm to Dom Willibrord van Dijk, abbot of the abbey of Koningshoeve, The Netherlands.The founding group is led by Father Pius Drijvers, the first superior. 1958 Relocation to Kipkelion (Kenya) due to drought in Songhor. Relocation takes … Read more

Celebrating Uganda Martyrs Day – June 3rd – amid Covid-19 Restrictions

“In the Archdiocese of Kampala, celebrations involving a few chosen people will be held at the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine, Namugongo on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. Mass will begin at 10.00 a.m.,” Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga said in his May 24 statement. He added, “The celebrations will be broadcast on various social and electronic media platforms in order to reach the faithful and enable them to follow … Read more

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: they are pastoralists. But as a result of continuous raiding … Read more

Karamoja, Uganda: Young People Learn to Care

The Pontifical Missionary Childhood active in Loyoro, Karamoja, Uganda Working with young members of the Pontifical Missionary Childhood was a great opportunity for me to experience the love of Christ through the missionary activities of children. Some of the activities of this missionary group of children were: leading prayers in Small Christian Communities, visiting and praying for the sick, the elderly, and the needy children, … Read more

East Africa: Floods on Top of Coronavirus and Malaria

“The rains have destroyed key infrastructure restricting access to schools and health facilities and follow a period of prolonged drought. The rains are severely disrupting the current planting season and destroying crop fields. The number of people affected is expected to increase as heavy rains continue through May in the region,” Bunkers told Crux. Authorities are saying 194 Kenyans have been killed so far by the … Read more

Uganda Martyrs Day – June 3rd – ‘Postponed’

Bishops in the East African nation of Uganda have postponed indefinitely the celebrations of the Martyrs’ Day that had been scheduled for May 29 and June 3 due to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the government including public gatherings. The deferment was announced April 30 by the President the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa. He stated, “The Conference will later … Read more

Karamoja, Uganda: A Student’s Experience

During Missionary Experience Program in Uganda- Kotido Diocese , I was always amazed at the active participation of the Christian  during celebrations either in church or in the community. In every celebration in Loyoro parish, both in church and in the village, I was always struck by the interior, external, and material elements that characterized the participation of the people. During liturgical celebration, the external … Read more

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