Nairobi, 09 September, 2021 / 9:10 pm (ACI Africa).
The Legion of Mary of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi is facing a decline in membership, the leadership of the 100-year-old Catholic lay association in the Kenyan Archdiocese has told ACI Africa in an interview.
In the Wednesday, September 8 interview, the Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary in Nairobi Archdiocese, Fr. Boniface Kariuki, said the mushrooming of other associations in the Church is a key factor in the reducing membership.
“One of the challenges the Legion of Mary has been facing since its inception in Kenya is declining numbers, which is as a result of many associations and groups in the Archdiocese of Nairobi,” said Fr. Kariuki.
The lack of commitment on the part of some members has also affected the association, the Kenyan Priest said, adding that weekly meetings are affected owing to absenteeism.
Despite these challenges, Fr. Kariuki remarked, Catholics “who understand the Legion of Mary love it and want to be associated with it.”