Nairobi, 13 October, 2020 / 9:28 pm (ACI Africa).
Consecrated persons in Kenya have been encouraged to cultivate and nurture hope, seeking God’s grace to realize their mission of being “signs of hope, Spirit-filled evangelizers” among the people of God amid life’s challenges.
The encouragement came from the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen when he was addressing members of the Religious Superiors Conference of Kenya (RSCK) in Nairobi on Tuesday, October 13.
In his speech that sought to underscore the mission of consecrated persons amid the “new normal” created by COVID-19 pandemic, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya also encouraged Religious men and women in Kenya to strive to realize their mission of being “prophets of our time” and walking together in “communion of life and of intentions.”
“Being religious we pray each and every day to God that he may inflame hope in us, so that we become signs of hope, and then bring that hope to the brothers in our communities, to the Catholic faithful we assist, and to the entire society of Kenya,” Archbishop van Megen told RSCK members at the start of their two-day annual general meeting.
“When one asks a consecrated person, what is his or her hope, the true answer is: the Kingdom of Heaven,” he said and continued, “the biggest accomplishment for a consecrated person is that of understanding his or her vocation, and putting it into practice as a service to God.”