Nairobi, Saturday, August 20th 2016: Bro. Raphael Pio Gitonga Akotha, OP is ordained priest by Bishop Phillip A.S Anyolo of Homa Bay at Tangaza University College in Nairobi. Catholics from Kisumu Archdiocese and Meru Diocese attend the ordination. Before priesthood, Bro. Pio has served the Diaconate ministry in Kisumu Archdiocese where he is currently assigned at St. Martin De Porres Community. Before joining Dominicans, Pio was a teacher and was attracted to the Dominicans while studying at the University in Nairobi. He made first vows August 2008, solemn profession November 2013 and diaconate April 2014. He will continue his Ministry in Kisumu and helping at Our Lady of Grace school.Add a comment
It surprised Fr. Maury Schepers, OP, April afternoon, Tuesday 19th 2016, when 30 first year students from the Institute of Social Communication paid him a visit at the Corpus Christi Dominican Nuns Monerstery in Nairobi. Fr. Maury, who heads the Eastern Africa Vicariate was involved in a bicycle accident and is finally recuperating well at St. Dominic's House in Nairobi.
For the Tangaza University Journalism students, they are not only brought together by studies but also by the team spirit. They wanted to see Fr. Maury because they feel he inspires them to be better people in the future. They believe that Fr. Maury not only is their lecturer but a gem that they treasure so much.
"Thank-you for your tireless effort in ensuring our success.Get well soon and hoping to see you next semester. Your passion in talking about Pope Francis and Lonergan is greatly missed." (message from ISC first year students)
Fr. Maury Schepers was once the Director for the Institute of Social Communication at Tangaza University College and is still a teaching staff of the Religion and Responsibility. He also supervises students in writing their research papers.Add a comment
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