GOLDEN JUBILEE OF BR. SPIRIDION

 Br. spiridion understands his vocation simply as God's work ... 

On Sunday 27th October 2019, the entire community of Marist International Centre (MIC) celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Religious life of Br. Spiridion NDANGA. The celebration began with Holy Mass at 10:00 am in the MIC Chapel. The mass was attended by many religious men and women in and around Karen, staff, lay people and students of MIUC and the Rwandan community in Nairobi.

The main celebrant Rev Fr. Dr. George Ehusani, alongside fifteen other priests concelebrated the Eucharistic celebration. Father George in his homily reminded the faithful that they have gathered to celebrate Br. Spiridion's commitment, faithfulness, perseverance, and love for God and His people. In the course of the homily Br. Spiridion shared his experience as a Religious Brother for the last 50 years, saying that he stands as a witness of God's grace and power. In his words, he understood his vocation simply as God's work (Ephesians 2:10).

 preparing the future 

faithfulness, perseverance, and love for God... 

The main celebrant Rev Fr. Dr. George Ehusani, alongside fifteen other priests concelebrated the Eucharistic celebration. Father George in his homily reminded the faithful that they have gathered to celebrate Br. Spiridion's commitment, faithfulness, perseverance, and love for God and His people. 

In the course of the homily Br. Spiridion shared his experience as a Religious Brother for the last 50 years, saying that he stands as a witness of God's grace and power. In his words, he understood his vocation simply as God's work (Ephesians 2:10). Narrating his vocational journey, he admitted that it has not been easy but God in His faithfulness has been with him all the way. His vocation journey was fraught with difficulties. 

 Prayer is the essential point in religious life 

Br. Spiridion confided that his secret of perseverance and joy in religious life has been prayer by alluding to the words of the founder of the Marist Brothers: “Prayer is the essential point in religious life”. His joy has been in serving the people of God ‘’for to serve God is our lasting joy’’ He ended by encouraging everyone to persevere for the God who has called us is faithful and will see us through. Rev Br. Dr. Albert NZABONALIBA speaking in the capacity of one who has known Br. Spiridion for a considerable length of time in several capacities; as his novice master, as his superior and member of the formation team, described Br. Spiridion as a man of prayer and spirituality, a man of patience and discernment,  a man of obedience and leadership.

 he worked as a secondary school teacher 

Br. Spiridion Ndanga was born in 1946. On completion of primary education, he trained as primary school teacher. After a year of teaching in 1967 he gained admission to the postulancy. He made his first profession in 1969. After three years of scholasticate and teaching for one year, he made his final profession in 1974 and the vow of stability in 1998. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in Bukavu (DRC). After his course in catechetics in 1977 he worked as a secondary school teacher as well as superior of a residence for university students. He became novice master from 1980 to 1989. On completion of his formation course in Rome he became postulant master from August 1991 to July 1992 and for the second time novice master from September 1992 to August 1994.