Blessed and Merry Christmas

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The Crib in Nairobi

The community of Fathers, Brother, Sisters of the Society of St Pius X in Kenya
is happy to wish you a blessed and joyous Christmas.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ bring His Charity, Peace and Joy in your hearts and in your families.

Operation $5 for Kenya

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In January 2016, the first foundation of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus and Mary will be established at Holy Cross Priory, Nairobi, Kenya.
Therefore, we launch a large campaign of fund raising in order to support the current expenses of the Priory with Priests and Brother, and of the new congregation of Missionary Sisters, who will work together for the poor children of the area, of the school and of the church.
If two thousand people could give five dollars per month only, we would have enough means to support the two communities and to go ahead with the school building.
You can be one of these two thousand people. Talk with your friends and relatives. Have a part in our adventure!
Thank you so much to all our benefactors! May God bless your generosity!
Rev. Fr. Nicolas Bély
Rev. Fr. Pierre Champroux

The Three Sisters

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Today, we have received from our Superiors the good news that three Missionary Sisters of Jesus and Mary will establish their first foundation at Holy Cross Priory in Lavington, Nairobi. Sister Irene of Jesus, Superior, will come with Sister Helen Mary and Sister Clara.
As the building of the school is not finished yet, the Sisters will rent a small house in the neighbourhood from the month of January 2016. When the construction will go on, we'll prepare a special flat for the Sisters at the 3rd floor of the school.
The Sisters' apostolate will consist essentially in taking care of the children. There is so many of them here! The children of the school, those of the families of the parish, those who come for catechism on Saturday or for patronage on Wednesday... So far, so good, the Sisters will attract so many of them!
During holidays, every Wednesday, the Sisters organise a patronage with various activities like rosary or Holy Mass but also crayoning and games. And every Saturday during the year, they teach catechism, after Holy Mass and school tuitions.

Preparation of the Crib

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During the whole week, four carpenters and four electricians have been working hard at Holy Cross Church, under Brother Rémy's supervision, in order to improve the choir loft. The carpenters have settled the ceiling underneath. The electricians have put a good number of lights under and above the choir loft. The painter also has done a good work on the ceiling.
Two Sisters and three postulants have come today to install the Crib and four Christmas trees, with electric garlands and very nice decoration. Several small girls, after they passed their oral test of Catechism, assisted the Sisters in their work. What a beautiful result! Everything is ready almost for Christmas!

Camp & retreat in Kiserian

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Wishing to prepare the young people of the parish to manage the future camps for boys or girls, we have organised a few day camp at the beginning of December. Half training camp, half Ignatian retreat.
During five days, Fr. Champroux went with six young men in a beautiful compound disposed to us in the countryside. Four Sisters came with him in order to take care of the nine young girls. The boys and the girls met only for the morning Mass and for the spiritual conferences. A first conference was given in the morning at 9, followed by a 15 mn meditation. The same was done in the afternoon between 4 and 5. For the evening prayer, they sang Complines. In a few days, our young people received the main steps of the Ignatian retreat. It was the first retreat that Fr. Champroux preached in English! Honestly, he made it quite well!
Three members of the Scout Organisation of Kenya came on the camp site and organised a day of initiation to the Scout method. Each one of the 30 participants (all the sisters & postulants joined the training) received their Initiation Training Certificate. This is a first step to have qualified people to take care of the children of the priory during the future camps. Kenya is very attentional about childhood!

The six boys showed themselves profoundly prayerful and very helpful! The confreres who have been in Kenya before us made a very good work on their altar boys! The girls are expecting the coming soon of the Sisters at the priory: this will be a great benefice for their souls!