Yesterday the CLC secretariat was blessed to have the presence of the New CLC president, Ms. Catherine Kinyua Waiyaki.
It was a wonderful moment for the secretariat to interact with her as we laid strategies on how to collaborate for the success and growth of CLC Kenya.
Ms. Catherine has a very pleasant personality and very easy to work with. We at the secretariat look forward to working closely with her to move CLC Kenya to the next level.
Part of her mission as the president is to meet all groups and get to know them better for easy working relationship.
May God grant her the wisdom, strength and the spirit to be a good shepherd.
All this we do for the Greater Glory of God!!Read the rest
The recently concluded 10th CLC Kenya National Assembly held at Carmelite Community between 29th April – 1st May 2017 was quite a success. We recorded 98% turn out with all the regions very well represented.
The event began with introductions from the delegates present followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Rodrigo Mejia, S.J. Bishop Rodrigo, S.J. later on gave a key note address: “Moving to the future with hope”…which focused on matters of Social Justice and Family. More inputs on Family was shared by Ms. Edel and Ms. Catherine.
The former president and vice-president gave a National report and All Africa Assembly report respectively.
To crown the day, the nominated members to EXCO were introduced to the Assembly and each given an opportunity to share brieflyn on how they would serve in the EXCO effectively. This was presided over by the Ecclesiastical Assistant, Fr. Terry, SJ
Day two of the National Assembly (30th April 2017) was quite busier with presentations and reports from various sectors. Starting us off was a presentation by Br. Elias Mokua, SJ, who gave inputs on Social Justice with focus on electing good leaders, fighting social evils such as tribalism, injustices and corruption among others
World CLC day officially is celebrated on the 25th of March worldwide during the feast of the Annunciation.
In Nairobi, we celebrated the World CLC Day on 26th March 2017 at Loreto Convent Valley road. Members who graced the occasion were CLCers from Nairobi with a few new members as well as visitors.
The event began with celebration of mass by the acting EA. Fr. Terry Charlton, SJ who gave a wonderful and enriching homily. During mass, 5 members made their 1st Temporary commitment while 5 other members renewed their commitment to continue embracing CLC as their way of life for another period of one year.
The theme of the celebration was on “Remembering” picked from project 166.
The presenters of the day, Mr. Bernard (Executive Sec.) and Ms. Clotilda (Vice-president) could not have captured this theme better than they did. They took us through memory lane…the initiation of CLC (formerly known as Marian Congregations) both internationally and in Kenya.
In brief, for the sake of those who were not in attendance….1n 1584 Marian congregations was officially recognized by the church; 1967 was the re-branding of the name CLC from Marian congregations; In 1989 CLC was started in Kenya;Read the rest
Kisii Area Formation held on the weekend of 17th – 19th February 2017 was a reunion of old friends. It was a joyful moment to have Fr. Terry Charlton, SJ back in the area after a long time.
The topics featured in the formation included Contemplation to attain divine Love facilitated by Fr. Terry and issues of Social Justice basing on Kenyan perspective by Mr. Bernard Kithusi.
The celebration of Eucharist was a consoling period for the members in attendance. Fr. Terry’s homilies emphasized on the unconditional love of God.
The hospitality was great. Thanks to Kisii Area members through the guidance of their consultor Mr. Ludovico Getanda for making this formation a successRead the rest
Pwani University was the place to be this past weekend of 27th -29th of January 2017. The big event was the annual Joint Universities Formation Programme. 106 delegates were in attendance from 10 different universities across the Nation.
This weekend was packed with various activities from spiritual and faith formation, to individual and group sharing, partaking in the sacrament of reconciliation, indoor and outdoor activities as well as Eucharistic celebrations which were made lively by the various choirs that took charge. Fr. Terry’s homily during the masses were quite enriching that one could not afford to miss out on.
The CLC Kenya president, Mr. Daniel Odhiambo, was also in attendance and gave a wonderful presentation of his life journey in CLC. Henry Barongo, of Exco as well as Stacy Sululu formely of University of Kabianga also gave personal sharing on their experiences in CLC. Bernard Kithusi, from the secretariat helped a lot in moderating the sessions and also gave a presentation on the CLC profile (Who we are).
The social night which lasted till 11:00pm on Saturday evening was one amazing event. It was a moment to sample a variety of Kenyan talents.
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