Confirmation in Kenya

On Sunday, October 1st, in the village of Subukia in the Franciscan mission in Kenya, there was the sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba arrived from the town of Nakuru and together with Croatian [...]

MISSIONARY WORK – Thinking Outside the Box

Thank you for your letter and for your interest in our missionary work. I have been a missionary in Africa for the past 27 years. What I like most about my work as a missionary is [...]

One Way to Say, Thank You for Education

The great success of African students from St. Francis Secondary School in the Franciscan mission in remote Kenya. Yes, we can do it! This is the shortest way to express the success of our students, [...]

A Home for Mia

In Uganda, and in other countries throughout the world, people get by with so little. Our Franciscan missionaries bear witness to the daily struggles of the poorest of the poor: The frail elderly face health [...]

Success in Rwanda

I began my missionary work in Africa 27 years ago. The first 13 years in Uganda and the last 14 years in Kivumu, Rwanda. I worked in Rushooka, Uganda with Fr. Teofil Czarniak. I remember [...]

The Making of a Franciscan Missionary Part 3: Educating in Africa

In developed countries, education is a fundamental path to prosperity. Children are required to attend primary and secondary school. In the United States many children attend public or private schools or some are home schooled. [...]

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