KENYA: Consolata Seminary Marks Golden Jubilee

By Njoki Githinji

NAIROBI, FEBRUARY 23, 2021 (CISA)-The Consolata Missionaries in Kenya have launched Golden Jubilee celebrations to mark 50 years since the establishment of the Consolata Seminary in Lang’ata.

The Mass was celebrated February 20 by Fr Peter Makau, the Regional Superior of Consolata Missionaries Kenya/Uganda who noted that over the 50 years of existence, the seminary has formed thousands of prominent people in and outside religious life.

“We are gathered here to thank the Lord for the many blessings that he continues showering to each and every one of us especially today, thanking him for the beginning of this Golden Jubilee of Consolata Seminary,” he said.

“Among those formed in this seminary, some are bishops, priests, brothers, men and women religious, and prominent people working in all corners of the world. We say thank you to God and to the first missionaries who took the challenge of establishing this seminary,” he noted.

Consolata Missionaries established the Consolata Seminary, Lang’ata in 1971 as a place where young men discern their vocations as priests and brothers of the institute.

The seminary has since grown and produced the Consolata Institute of Philosophy, the Consolata Language Center, and a carpentry and metal workshop that are all open to both religious and lay students.

“As we begin this Golden Jubilee of our family, our Consolata Seminary, let us try to be faithful to the charism that our founder Blessed Joseph Allamano left us with…we should always make an impact in people’s lives. Our missionary work is changing people’s lives,” Fr Makau said in his homily.

The launch was attended by Consolata Missionaries and faithful from various parishes around the country.  The golden Jubilee celebrations will run up to October.