Happiness and peace around us

Freddy Kyombo Senga

Happiness and peace come to us through others thanks to the good climate of life that we create around us. This is why the Missionaries of Africa, having the privilege of managing a historical spiritual patrimony, Saint Anne’s house in Jerusalem, offer the opportunity to religious congregations and dioceses to benefit from the sessions and spiritual retreats that they organize every year in French and English. The testimonies of Father Adrien Édouard and Father Luc Kola show that happiness is also found in the spiritual moments that we share. 

Dear friends, you have taken action, filling with joy and creating good living conditions for the mothers and children of Nioro in Mali thanks to your participation in the project 67 of June 2022. This is why Father Vincent Kiye has asked God to bless you by blessing the work of your hands whose fruit you have accepted to share. It is your active way of participating in the mission of evangelization which also passes through the development of the human being. The young people of Saint Thomas Parish in Ibadan will also see their nights light up thanks to your missionary action when you participate in their solar panels project.

Like Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr who left us, the missionary gives himself entirely in joy and also in suffering, following Jesus. Father Ha-Jo Lohre, a missionary in Mali, who is until now in the hands of unknown kidnappers, can only count on the Lord and the prayers of all of us to keep this happiness of self-giving in his heart. Let us take prayerful action with this prayer that we offer you in this issue, for his release.

So, dear friends, nourished by our hope and our aspiration for happiness, let us remain confident for the future.

Freddy Kyombo Senga, MAfr