Nakuru, 12 July, 2021 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick's Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.”
Bishop Muhatia who was presiding over the Priestly ordination of a member of the Irish-founded Religious Order, also called Kiltegan Fathers, on Saturday, July 10, said, "The St. Patrick's Missionary Society has made three manifestations in our Diocese. They have a pastoral, prayerful, and formative arms in three different Parishes. This to us is very significant."
"The Patrician Missionaries have all along been pastoring to our people and praying for them. They have also helped form the spiritual lives of many people in this Diocese," the Kenyan Bishop further said during the Priest ordinary of Deacon Isaiah Njoroge.
He acknowledged with appreciation the sharing of missionaries within the African continent saying while the Kenyan Deacon he was about to ordain a Priest has been commissioned to Nigeria, “as a Diocese we will also be receiving a Nigerian Patrician Missionary.”
“We feel like the St. Patrick's Missionaries are our faith ambassadors out there,” Bishop Muhatia said during the ordination event that was livestreamed on Capuchin TV.