December 4, 2014
The first stop was Kenya, where I stayed from December 2 to 6. The first word I heard, in Kiswahili, the local language, was "Karibu!" that is to say, "Welcome!". And it was not an empty word.
Indeed, the welcome has been very fraternal, during my whole stay in Nairobi, where I met the brothers in St. Dominic’s House, on December 2 evening, then the Dominican nuns, the next day, and finally, on December 5, the brothers who take care of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. There, in the shadow of their great church in construction, various meetings were organized. I especially remember a discussion with a group of women with cancer. May Our Lady, that they meet in the prayer of the Rosary, be their support in their illness!
In the middle of this stay in Nairobi, I spent two days in Kisumu near Lake Victoria in St. Martin de Porres Priory. There, a meeting with very dynamic lay Dominicans was organized. It has been a great moment of fraternal sharing.
Thank you to the all brothers of the Vicariate of East Africa for their wonderful welcome!
December 6, 2014
Fr. Louis-Marie ARIÑO-DURAND, o.p.
General Promoter of the Rosary