Kakamega, 08 February, 2022 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Women and men Religious serving in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese have been challenged to organize regular meetings to celebrate Consecrated Life at the grassroots in Parishes or local communities with the view of promoting vocations to Religious Life.
In his message to the Consecrated in his Episcopal See on February 5, Bishop Joseph Obanyi said that the regular celebrations would then lead to a “Diocesan day of the Consecrated”, enabling the Kenyan Diocese participate well in the annual event of the World Day for Consecrated Life marked on February 2.
“This is a challenge I am drawing now; and the challenge I am posing is, wherever you are, wherever you serve in your communities and parishes especially, would you create something like Consecrated meetings? Or the Religious Consecration that culminates into the Diocesan day of the Consecrated?” Bishop Obanyi presented his challenge.
The Kenyan Catholic Bishop recommended that in organizing the regular “Consecrated meetings”, focus should be to enlighten community members about what Consecrated Life entails. He notes that such initiatives would go a long way in contributing to promotion of vocations to Religious Life.
“Promote vocations, including who you are, what you stand for and what your mission is. Even in the Parish where you are, let that week be marked by certain key acts and activities that promote vocations,” he said.