Religious Congregations

NEW HOUSES FOR EXISTING & NEW RELIGIOUS MEN & WOMEN IN THE DIOCESE

We thank and praise God for the different congregation serving in different apostolate in the diocese. The Bishop, the clergy and the  Faithful have been working  hand in hand with the religious men and women in different fields .The brothers of St Peter Claver still remain to be the only congregation of religious brother. During the last ten  years, the brothers have made good progress in the field of pastoral work, agriculture, education, health and social work.

Since Bishop Martin took over the  Diocese,  he has  stressed the value of the religious mainly because of the admirable help they  give in all sorts of services undertaken  in our local church; education ,health , social services, catechesis, ( Bikira Maria Catechetical  Center Mbitini is  doing wonderful work ).  We must not however forget that these services are not the aims of the religious life, but means whereby the specific aim of religious life is rendered. Their service in the church is precisely that of “Witness”.

The ten years have also witnessed 8 new convents to help in different parishes, these include:

  • Notre Dame Sisters- Mlolongo.
  • Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate – Mlolongo .
  • Monastery -Augustinian Recollect Nuns – Wote.
  • Daughters of St. Francis De Sales – Mlolongo .
  • Sisters of our Lady of Consolation – Mlolongo .
  • Sisters from Italy- The divine providence Sisters Ikalaasa Parish.
  • Ursuline Franciscan sisters – Kithimani and Pope paul VI seminary.
  • Most precious blood sisters-martyrs of Uganda.
  • Franciscan sisters of Mary good counsel- Good Samaritan.
  • Assumption sisters of Nairobi-Katolono.
  • Daughters of sacred heart-Media center.
  • Sisters of sorrow-Kenya Israel.
  • Franciscan Clarist sisters-Old bishop Kioko house.
  • Franciscan Clarist sisters-Kiongwani.
  • Assumption sisters of Nairobi- Kikumini Parish .
  • Assumption Sisters of Eldoret – Mwala Parish .
  • Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi- Kasikeu Parish.
  • St Joseph sisters of Mombasa – Machakos Teachers College.
  • Franciscan Clarist- Sisters – Kola Parish on the process.
  • Sr. of Our lady Of Mt Camel – Masii Parish on the process.
  • Franciscan Clarist Sisters (Ave Maria Convent – Mtito Andei Parish.
  •  Religious of the Asumption- Kangundo.

New congregations for the priests include:

  • Contemplative evangelizers- Koma rock.
  • C.M.I St. Veronica parish Syokimau .
  • Holy Ghost Fathers-Sultan Hamud.

New house for the brothers of St.Peter Claver

  • St. Peter Claver new house for the brothers-Kannani Machakos.