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Br. Théoneste Kalisa

25/06/2015: Kenya

The General Council, having examined the consultation made in the Province, has appointed Br.  Théoneste Kalisa Ruhando Provincial of Central East Africa, for a first mandate of three years.  He will begin his mandate at the next Provincial Chapter.

In a letter sent to the Brothers of the Province, the Superior General, Br. Emili Turú, thanked Br. Théoneste for “his openness and availability to serve the Institute through his mission as Provincial”.  “The results of the survey shows that he has the support of the Brothers of the Province “, he added. 

At the same time, Br. Emili thanked Br. Valentin Djawu, the actual Provincial, for his dedication and generosity.  

Br. Théoneste, was born in 1954 in the Democratic Republic of Congo; from 2001 to 2009, he served as a General Counselor.  Before this he was a formator in the Postulancy, Novitiate and in the Scholasticate in MIC, Nairobi. 

Besides his theological studies, he has a degree in Anthropology and Sociology, and in Rome he undertook studies in Moral Theology at the Gregorian University. 

At present he is member of the Provincial Council and Provincial Vicar.  He resides in the community of Kagarama, in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

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