MG in Kenya, 50 years sharing the faith

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Our Superior General, Fr. Raul Ibarra H, MG, is in the Mission of Kenya to direct the Spiritual exercises of 2015 of the priests Guadalupe Missioners who spread the Gospel in Mozambique and in that country.

Nevertheless, on October 4, in Nairobi, the Father Ibarra presided at a Eucharistic Celebration in the Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is one of the most important churches of Guadalupe Missioners in Kenya.

The reason for the Eucharist was to celebrate with the congregation of this parish 50 years of the foundation of the Mission of Kenya, whose celebrations have been distributed in the churches of our Institute in that needy country.

In the Mass celebrated by the Father Ibarra helped hundreds of people to make the Eucharist an unforgettable moment: only the choir brought together more than 200 people, as the singing and dancing is vital for Kenyans; they also supported 70 youth groups and 200 children´s groups. Their support is also provided by the associations of Catholic Women and Catholic Men.

At the Mass there were present more than 4000 persons, to whom the Father Ibarra was grateful for the beautiful welcome that they prepared for him. During the homily, the General Superior pointed out that how important it´s the force of the faith of the Kenyan people and what the commitment of the community as a Church.

After completing the Eucharist, parishioners, religious and priests, they shared the table to toast for the 50 years of the Mission of evangelization and to wish more success. Congratulations, Mission of Kenya!

We also congratulate all the Missionary Fathers of Guadalupe who have worked and are working in favor of the expansion of the Kingdom of God in these latitudes, either by creating innovative projects, generating spaces for forgotten social sectors, being mediators in territories of continuous fighting, preparing agents of evangelization or creating opportunities for the growth of the Church, between a lot of other activities. Their effort is inspiring!