Fr. Faustin serves the people
NAKURU DIOCESE, Kenya – In Saint Joseph’s Parish in Kenya, we start the Lenten season with the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday. Those who are physically strong attended the celebration, but the sick and elderly could not attend.
As a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, our tradition is working close to the people we serve, especially the poor. We decided to take the ashes and Holy Communion to elderly and sick people at their homes.
What surprised us is the joy and happiness of those people during our visit.
The heart-felt event came when an old woman stopped us on our way back to the parish and requested the ashes and Holy Communion. I stopped the car and served her. She showed that she is a woman of great faith.
Nothing can stop our promptness to God’s service and the poor continue to evangelize us in different ways. St. Eugene de Mazenod, our founder, would be happy to see how his sons are continuing with his mission.