Friday, March 4, 2011
Good to Go and Good to be Back Home
Fr. Neil and I returned from our trip to Kenya on Wednesday - 24 hours of travel time! It was good we went, we hosted a retreat for five new men who are interested in either being Glenmary Priests or Brothers. We were very impressed by the dedication and desire of all of them to want to serve in the missions. The weekend retreat included interviews of all the men. Afterwards we had the opportunity to travel to all of the mens home and meet their families where we explained to them more information about Glenmary and our charism. Once again I mention how wonderful the hospitality in all of their homes was - a true meaning of welcoming the stranger. We also had time to visit a couple of men who are studying at Tangaza Seminary and preparing to join us in August. They too were wonderful hosts and we had a grand time touring in and around Nairobi with them! Another highlight included visiting the parish in Ulanda where Crispine, one of our current seminarians come from. Crispine and his classmate Aaron will be ordained deacons there in June. So it was good to meet with the pastor there and get an early view of the site where the ordination will take place. It is good to be back home but I am already looking forward to go back for the celebration in just a few months!