- Scritto da By. Chairman- (St. J Cafasso G - blk) Emmanuel Wafula.
- Visite: 1209
Kamiti main prison
Catholic inmates memorandum on tha achievements through the Consolata Missionaries efforts between year 2003-2006.
Today as the Catholics gather to mark the national celebration of the Consolata Missionaries, on the 105th Anniversary of their foundation all catholic inmates cannot fail to express their sincere and utmost appreciation following both the spiritual and physical guardianship within. It was on the 27th August 2003 when the respective 3 S. C. C. being St Allamano, Joseph Cafasso, and our Lady of Assumption ventured for the first time in a joint choir competitions soon after a brilliant speech delivered by beloved Sr Rachael, partaining to the biography of the Consolata Family. This was at the open ground, where upon prizes were awarded duly to the performers by the occasions chief guest Fr. William.
We note today in a remarkable 4th years celebration a change as the celebrations climatizes
that indeed the Consolata family has gone a century not only to those in freedom, but significantly to the prisoners, and
more so the ailing ones that they too may take courage to celebrate in development steps, naming them but a few.1. The
facilitation of adult educational programme, which has now yielded to a form- 1 stream with a total of 24 students besides
30 others being this years class - 8 candidates
2. The establishment of mini-church
libraries inter blocks in which religious pamphlets and books are well in supply to the inmates.
3. The culturation of harmony amongst faithfuls as a result of joint choir competitions, drama and liturgical sharings has greatly enriched our faith as christians.
4. The constant mass celebrations along with catechists and chaplain has and continues to create a unique spiritual experience in our S.C.C which are all under constant and routine spiritual guidance of the beloved Fr. Ferrari, a tireless warrior of God, who ensured for the first time that all inmates celebrates the colourful Eucharistic mass congress, in October 2005, at our main chapel.
5. The regular supply by Fr. Ferrari, Sr Carmelangela, Rachael and Sarafina in the material needs (soap, tissue rolls, toothpastes, and loaves of bread) besides the beautiful flowers as seen today, is a great sign of love, compassion and care to the inmates as our close aiders and true friends indeed in all situations.
6. The beloved aged chuchu, a sole supplier of wheel chairs, cratches and medications to the entire inmates, has and will always remain in the memory of all inmates and to the staff members as a whole inside and beyond the Kamiti Prisons compound.
7. Finally, while we recall the four transitional positive changes the church has attained in the hands of Consolata Missionaries, born again inmates baptised and received confirmation sacraments, while the witnessing of Gods miracles through the release of inmates now and then continues.
8. In conclusion I would wish to heartily seek to state that amongst the staunch catholic inmates, already 20 have been identified and are very earger to undergo a catechetical training which we kindly request.
9. Last but not the least, the spiritual growth amongst the S.C.C has not only contributed greatly to the rehabilitation of inmates, but also has contributed to establishment of out door gaining events specifically in football, with formation of teams being Bethlehem, Rangers, Consolata FC and Missionary Stars, besides volleyball teams.
May the Consolata efforts therefore, continue to facilitate the gaining equipments (sports) more, and equally intervene to lounge commercial studies to enhance higher learning talents amongst the inmates. God almighty Father, bless the Consolata Missionaries.
Long live Consolata family. Thank you very much.