The steep hill, marked with the Stations of the Cross, leads to a spring of water believed to offer miraculous healing to those who visit Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.
The leadership of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers/CSSp.) in Kenya is appealing to entities and individual persons who have partnered with the Congregation, the country’s oldest missionary Order, in facilitating the realization of its mission to continue the partnership.
The first missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) to arrive in Kenya have been applauded for “planting a seed” that continues to thrive through many Kenyan natives who continue to join the Religious Order that is the oldest in the East African country.
The marram road that leads to St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, a sprawling informal settlement located on the fringes of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya is lined with tiny single-roomed corrugated iron shacks that provide home to thousands of slum dwellers in one of the most deprived areas of the East African country.
The Irish Spiritan Priest, Fr. Frank Caffrey, who served in Kenya for decades after he had been expelled from Nigeria during the Biafran war, was laid to rest in Ireland Saturday, April 18 after succumbing to COVID-19.