2006-04-18 TANZANIA

With Brother Seán we have experienced communion with all the Institute

At the time we were preparing for our second Provincial Chapter, the Brother Superior General visited the Province of Afrique Centre-Est / East Central Africa from the 11th to the 18th March 2006.
For seven days, Brother Seán was in six communities in four countries. He met the brothers of Kenya and Tanzania with the postulants at Mwanza (Tanzania), at Kigali he met the novices then he continued his journey towards Goma where he met the brothers of the communities of Rwanda, Bobandana and of Goma (East RDC). The voyage extended to Kisangani where he met the two communities of the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The brothers of Central African Republic were not able to get to Kinshasa and so were the only brothers whom the Superior General did not meet.

With Brother Seán we experienced communion with all the Institute and he helped us to review our Marist life in this context. We reflected and exchanged on identity, mission and partnership with laypeople. We experienced a time of renewal. Each group that met stayed with the determination to respond concretely to the call of the 20th general Chapter to centre our lives and our communities on Jesus Christ, as Mary did, passionately and enthusiastically.

Brother Seán was followed by Brothers Maurice and Théoneste, General Councillors, who came to the Province for the canonical visit. They have helped the brothers to reflect on three themes: community, vocations and perseverance, and the evangelical use of goods. They closed their visit during the Provincial Chapter which took place at Nairobi from the 9th to the 12th April.

Brother Eugène Kabanguka


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