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April 2012

Issue No.4/12

From the Coordinator’s Desk‌ held at the beginning of April, deliberated on the proposed Magis Kenya logo, website and brochure. I am happy to inform you that we are inching closer and closer to having these ready, by the time the next newsletter comes your

Dear friends,

way.

The tomb is empty! He is Risen,

Visits to groups will continue, while

Alleluia, Alleluia! It is my sincere hope

that

experience

we the

continue graces

the next Magis weekend is coming

to

up at the end of May. In the

and

works, is the formation of the

consolation that Easter brings to

preparation team for MAG+S 2013,

us. A word of thanks to the Magis

which will also be unveiled to you,

Zimbabwe team that continues to

together with a program of work.

edify us with weekly reflections,

Once more, I wish to extend a

reminding us of the joy that living

word of gratitude to Paul Kalenzi,

out our vocation as Christians

SJ, Ngonidzashe Edward, SJ, and

brings.

Boniface

The leaders and mentors meeting

Mutuku,

for

their

contribution to MAGiS Kenya. We 1


wish them God’s blessings in their

Change

new respective missions. In the

Kibera

of

Guard

at

MAGiS

same breath I warmly welcome Charles Lwanga,SJ, who assumes the

responsibility

of

Chair

of

Leaders and Mentors. As I write to you, I am preparing to leave for Manresa, Spain, to

At the last MAGiS Leaders and

attend an International Ignatian

Mentors

Immersion course. Let us pray that

the

opportunity to grow deeper in the

Magis

program

be

Kibera,

This means that our companions in Kibera will choose a new leader, to

with the job descriptions of the will

MAGiS

Tanzania, during the month of May.

organizing secretary, in accordance

team,

of

the Jesuit novitiate in Arusha,

in

Kenya. While I am away, the

Magis

leader

announced that he will be joining

Ignatian spirituality, and in turn the

Boniface

Mutuku, who has been serving as

the 6 week course will be an

benefit

meeting,

continue where Boniface left off.

acting

In the meantime, let us thank God

coordinator.

for the vocation of Boniface, and

I wish you a fruitful month of May,

support him with our prayers as he

and look forward to meeting you all

begins

on my return. AMDG!

Hongera Boniface!

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his

journey

in

Arusha.


MAGiS Weekend in Nyahururu

Taize Retreats and Recollections

The MAGiS Kenya leadership team is working on having the next MAGiS weekend in Nyahururu, in collaboration

with

St.

Martin’s

The Taize brothers in Nairobi

social apostolate. In

August

2009,

during

based at Mji wa Furaha, continue

the

to offer retreats and recollections

MAGiS09 Africa program, a Magis experiment

was

hosted

as a way to prepare for the

in

international meeting in Kigali. If in

Nyahururu. The coordination team

Nairobi, please take advantage of

is keen to re-establish the links

these offers.

and relationships built with our

We continue to follow up on the

friends then, and it is this desire that

informs

the

choice

feasibility of a MAGiS program

of

before the Taize meeting in Kigali,

Nyahururu as an experiment venue.

later in November. This program

The tentative dates are 31st May 3rd

will be an opportunity for us to

2012 (Thursday

learn and share with the young

evening to Sunday afternoon), one

Rwandese and to help introduce

day longer than usual weekends,

Magis to them.

taking advantage of the Madaraka

Concrete details will follow in June

day holiday.

and

The coordinating team will keep

encourage that you start saving

you posted on the progress of the

for

preparations.

approximately KShs. 8000.

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to

June,

3

July,

the

but

trip,

we

which

strongly

will

cost


International MAGiS Programs.

Magis 2012 Mauritius

Magis 2013 Brazil

MAGiS Mauritius will be offering an international program, July 17th31st 2012, as part of the Jubilee events

underway

reported

in

in

Brazil,

last

the

150

year

Jesuit presence in Mauritius. We

Preparations for MAG+S 2013 are now

marking

wish them a successful and grace-

as

filled experience!

month’s

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newsletter. Before the end of May,

PICTURE SPEAK

we will have a prep-team in place here in Kenya, to help with the spiritual, logistical and fundraising components of the preparations. Stay tuned to the MAG+S 2013

His Eminence, John Cardinal Njue

Brazil website, which now has an English

section,

for

unveils the WYD message at this

regular

year’s

updates. www.magis2013.com

Palm

Sunday

Youth

celebrations in Nairobi.

Updates

on

World

Youth

Day

The Archdiocese of Nairobi youth

preparations are also available on

enjoy the procession dance during

the website www.rio2013.com.

the same event.

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If you have any MAGiS news and photos please

EASTER SEASON:

share them with us and we will include them in upcoming newsletters.

Christ is Risen:

CONTACT: The Coordinator MAGiS Kenya

The world below lies desolate

Email: magiskenya@gmail.com Mobile: 0721 605 830

Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen

Skype:

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Magiskenya Face book:

The angels of God are rejoicing

Magis Kenya Magis Africa

Christ is Risen:

YouTube:

The tombs of the dead are empty

MagisKenya’s Channel

Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, Coordination Team: Edna, Brian and Allen

the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and ever

Spirituality

St. Hippolytus (AD 190-236)

Companionship Service

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