St_Mathias Feast Day

On Friday 14th February 2014, St. Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary, Tindinyo, celebrated its Silver Jubilee in a colourful ceremony that was presided over by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, H.E. Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo.

The celebration coincided with the Feast Day of St. Matthias Mulumba, the first Uganda Martyr, who is the patron saint of the seminary that is named after him.

In his message, Archbishop Balvo, who has been serving the Church as a priest for 38 years now, said seminaries offer seminarians a chance to forge long lasting bonds among themselves and with God.

Quoting Pope Francis’ recent address to Superiors General of men’s religious orders, the Nuncio described the process of formation as an art and urged the young seminarians to respond to God’s call. “Formation is a work of art,” said the Nuncio.

He congratulated the seminary for its growth and formation of many priests serving across the country. “I assure you of my prayers that St. Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary will continue to fulfil the mission for which it was founded,” said the Nuncio.

The celebration was held at the Seminary Grounds in Tindinyo, Kapsabet and was graced by Catholic Bishops in Kenya, alumni of the seminary and friends.

By: Samuel Waweru

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