General News from the Province

Formation Council Nov 2013



The Formation Council met in Nairobi from the 14/11/2013 to the 16/11/2013. All formators from all the houses of formation were present.These include Br Theonest Twahirwa – from the postulancy house in Mwanza, Tanzania; Br Fidelis Mzee – from the novitiate house in Mbarara, Uganda; Br Frederick Odhiambo – from philosophy house in Lusaka, Zambia and Br Matthias Kule – from theology house in Nairobi, Kenya.


These brothers had a huge responsibility to evaluate the last three months and the coming three months in both initial formation and ongoing formation. Also they had to consider the global picture or the long term plan of the formation program. You can already feel how intense these two days were as well as crucial to our Province of St. Francis.

The last day of the formation council was concluded by supper at the theology house in Langata, St. Anthony’s Friary. It was a privilege for all the members of the community to share a moment of fraternity with the Brothers of the formation council. It was also a time to get news from different parts of the Province since the formation houses are in different countries. Likewise it was a time of knowing how other brothers in formation are fairing up. The supper was concluded by a joint recreation of the house where the formators were invited. We shared some life’s light moments. As well, we had an unofficial sharing about the general situation of formation in our province. The brother-formators did not shun to encourage the brothers who are still in initial formation to put more effort in growing as better friars. As usual when good things happen, time is always a wall – and so it was.  We concluded our moment of fraternal sharing by the blessing from the brother Provincial – Carmelo Giannone - and wished the formators safe journey back to their places of assignment.