|FF. Simon, Protais and Jean-Marie MESO|
May Day, also known as International Workers' Day or International Labour Day, is a national holiday in almost 80 countries of the world. This day is dedicated to a holy man whose name is Saint Joseph. Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father to Jesus Christ, Saint Joseph is the patron Saint of all the workers.
wo terms. So you know that spiritual leadership is the opposite of what most of people think. Spiritual leadership is servant leadership. You are not to be served but you are called to serve your brothers assumptionnists, your sisters Oblates of the Assumption, to serve our alliance religious and lay. Here the recommendation of our congregation: to live the spirit of full communion with all brothers under your responsibility, to build strong unity, strong family, confidence, friendship in liberty, relationship of heart to heart, fraternity without borders and true collaboration. Do this with the R.F, E.S of d’Alzon. Give joy, peace to your people. With your team, try your best to show the true image of an assumptionnist. Your duty today is to give your life as a ransom for many like Jesus did (Matthew 20:28). Jesus was most definitely a leader. But he did not lead by giving out orders or by supervising. Jesus led by being a servant and serving alongside of His followers”.
In the light of the above statement, the Provincial insisted that the New Regional Superior should adopt the virtue of ‘humility’, an attitude that places the sheep ahead of the leader. This attitude depicts that the Regional Superior will be considering his religious more important than himself. He added saying that people usually want to follow a person who serves alongside them and sets an example for them. They also want their leader to listen to them and to apologize when something has gone wrong.
After the provincial’s homely, Father Meso took the opportunity to present his co-workers. His counsel is constituted by: Fr. BARASA Jacob WELIKHA (first assistant), Fr. KIARIE NDUATI John (secretary), Fr. KASEREKA MUKOSA Eric (Treasurer), and Fr. KIZITO VYAMBWERA Henri. His formation commission is formed by: Fr. BAHATI Antigon (superior of the formation), Fr. MUTULIRANO LWAYIVWEKA Jean-Marie (secretary), Fr. Gilles Blouin, Fr. KASEREKA SALAMU Germain and Fr. KATUNGO LUKOMBOLA Arnold will be members of the formation commission.
Those who attended that event are, as follows: the three assumptionnist communities of Kenya - Katua, Djiru and Emmanuel House – and some of the Oblates sisters of the Assumption from Katua. The ceremony that started with the Eucharist, ended with the sharing of a fraternal supper in the dining room of Emmanuel House community.