CLC-K News

A visit to CLC and St. Aloysius school by Fey y Alegria

September 20th, 2017

St. Aloysius School, through CLC, was delighted to host a team of four Jesuits working for Fey y Alegria who visited the premises on Friday September 1, 2017. Fey Alegria is a federation of local organizations which offer Jesuit education opportunities to the vulnerable and poorest in the society.

Fey y Alegria is a Spanish phrase which translates to “Faith and Joy”. It was founded in Caracas Venezuela, in 1955 by Fr. Jose Maria Velaz, SJ.

The team had a sharing with St. Al‘s Co-founder Fr. Terry Charlton, SJ, The school principal Mr. Michael Kimotho and CLC Secretariat officials. The sharing focused on effective collaboration between CLC and Jesuits.
After the brief sharing, the visitors were taken to a tour around the school and had interactions with some classes where they were treated to Spanish music by a form three class.

Fey y Alegria was flaunted as one way CLC members in education ministry could apply “Contemplation in Action”.

The team was amazed by the work CLC Kenya was doing and encouraged us to continue the wonderful work of serving the little ones of the kingdom.

A big thank you to the Fey y Alegria team and those they

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Visit to Kenya by Fr. General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ

July 19th, 2017

When Fr. General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, visited Kenya in May 2017, CLC Kenya had the pleasure of not only meeting him but celebrated mass and had breakfast with him as well.

The delegation from CLC Kenya was led by the former President, Mr. Daniel Odhiambo, and his Successor, Ms. Catherine Waiyaki. The team also included members of the Executive Council, representative from the World Exco, Nairobi Area Exco, The Secretariat as well as St. Aloysius Gonzaga School.

Fr. General encouraged the team to continue with the good work of evangelization and more so to involve young people and enable them grow in their Christian faith.

As a sign of gratitude for the continued collaboration with the Society of Jesus, both the new and former president presented some symbolic gifts to Fr. General to take back home. He was, without a doubt, appreciative of the gifts

This was a one time opportunity for CLC Kenya to share in some light moments with Fr. General.

Let us continue to pray for him and for the larger Society of Jesus as they strive to positively impact the lives of those they serve and work with.

All

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Kitale Area Formation Weekend 2017

July 19th, 2017

Kitale Area Formation weekend was held between 30th June and 2nd July 2017 in Kitale.

This was an opportunity for the area members to get together and be formed in the CLC way of life. It was consoling to see young and old CLC members converge together, away from their regular duties, to be nourished and supported in their CLC vocation.

Members had the opportunity to pray, share and discern. This was coupled with fun activities throughout the weekend; the environment could not have been more perfect for the aforementioned to take place.

We cannot fail to express our sincere gratitude to the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Onyango, whose generosity is immeasurable. The members were indeed well taken care of in all ways. May God continue to bless the work of your hands.

During the evaluation it was evident that members, whose desire for CLC is immense, felt called to support CLC initiatives.

We continue to show our appreciation to Kitale area CLCers for their support in the growth and development of CLC Kenya. May you all be blessed in abundance.

All for the greater glory of God!

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Visit to the Secretariat by the Pilgrims

July 19th, 2017

The Secretariat was privileged to host some of the School benefactors from the States on Tuesday, 20th June, afternoon. It was a wonderful moment for the secretariat to share with the pilgrims as we learnt a lot from each other. We talked a lot about CLC Kenya, its members, groups, the missions activities involved in (St. Aloysius school and Zaidi Centre) among other issues.

One thing that stood out in the conversation was about our response as a community to the environment with reference to Laudato Si…On Care for our Common Home. This was a real challenge, and being one of the Frontiers presented during the Lebanon Assembly, it is an area that we cannot wish away too soon. It was clear that much was yet to be done in regards to preservation of the environment.

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, in the Laudato Si encyclical, appeals to us to dialogue a new on how we can shape the future of our planet. This dialogue, he emphasizes, should include EVERYONE since the environmental challenges we are undergoing concern and affect us all.

We are therefore all invited to take responsibility in the preservation of the environment not only for this

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New CLC Kenya National Exco Meeting

July 19th, 2017

The New CLC Kenya National Executive Council elected during the last Assembly recently held their first Exco Meeting at Loyola House where they deliberated on how to move CLC Kenya forward.

CLC Kenya is indeed blessed to have this team to spearhead tits national agenda.

We thank God for the New National Exco and pray that He may grant each one of them the wisdom and strength to serve the CLC Kenya Community selflessly. Let us all commit them to prayers.

God bless CLC Kenya! God bless the National Exco!

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