Tag Archives: Kenya

A day in the life of a Lay Missioner

As a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Kenya, one of the biggest frustrations as a lay woman is the constant harassment of men as I walk to and from work or use public transportation. To live out our Christian values takes a lot of creativity and patience sometimes. Now in my second contract, I would prefer not to allow the anger and frustration...
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For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

“For when I am weak, then I am strong. “ – 2 Cor 12:10 When we first moved to Kenya in 2003 I remember a Maryknoll priest once telling me that our failures and inadequacies are perhaps the greatest gift we have to offer. He spoke about how meaningful it can be to others, who are often grappling with poverty,...
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Good morning to you

This morning I awoke with my heart beating faster. Today, Monday, January 23rd, is the day that it will be announced whether 6 men will be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for crimes against humanity for inciting and organizing violence after the Kenyan Presidential elections. The next elections are coming up and two of these men...
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