Nakuru, 15 March, 2022 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The administrative change in the Diocese of Nakuru in Kenya following the transfer of Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba to the Archdiocese of Kisumu can be favorably compared with the Kenyan Diocese “going on retreat”, the Archbishop-elect has said.
In his Monday, March 14 message addressed to the people of God in the Kenyan Diocese, Archbishop-elect Muhatia whose installation has been scheduled for Saturday, March 19 says that Nakuru “Diocese is in transition and one can actually compare the current state of the Diocese with going on retreat.”
“Retreat time is properly speaking a time for recollection, the recollection of the self in the midst of a world speeding by: the world of business, of appointments, of busy schedules, of excuses, and of ‘too much to do,’” the Kenyan Archbishop-elect says in his statement shared with ACI Africa.
He continues, “In the time of transition or properly speaking sede vacante the Diocese goes through an almost similar experience. It goes into retreat; in some kind of seclusion to come to terms with the reality of God’s abundant gifts and how he dispenses them as he wishes.”
“We are involved in some sort of return to the self, which is basically spiritual,” the Archbishop-elect says, adding that it is important to realize that the departure from the ordinary way of life into quiet is an important step in recapturing oneself.