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MIC has opened up its facilities to different religious congregations

30/01/2019: Kenya

The International Marist Centre (MIC) which is a post-novitiate formation centre for Africa and Madagascar, has opened up its facilities to different religious congregations present in Nairobi (Kenya) so that they can carry out courses andmasters.  

Among the congregations which have attended the courses are the Combonian Missionary Sisters, the Missionary Sisters of Quebec, The Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM), the Oblate Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the ElizabethanFranciscan Sisters, Canossian Sisters, Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, the Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy (CMM), and very soon the Sisters of the Precious Blood will take part along with other religious congregations. 

The facilities that MIC has offered to other congregations and religious groups are infrastructures of Basilio and the Hermitage.  

The BASILIO Fraternity has been let out temporarily to a group of Priests and religious who are working on a Master in Counselling and Psycho-spiritual Therapy (PSI). Similarly, the HERMITAGE community, has been put at their disposition as a spiritual space for different groups, enabling spiritual, mini- programmes of Renewal and preparations for final vows, from six to seven weeks. And very soon they will begin short courses (two weeks) for leaders and community animators.

The current group of religious preparing for perpetual profession are made up of three Marist Brothers from the Province of South Africa (Brother Peter Zulu, Brother Dias Gemuse and Brother Ignatius Matemba), two Elizabethan Franciscan Sisters and a Canossian Sister.  

MIC isprepared to share its facilities and at the same time advertise its study programmes and workshops to the different participating groups.  

The International Marist Centre offers a four-year-old formation to obtain a degree in Education and a diploma in Religious Studies. Now, it is made up of 77 Brothers: 68 in Formation and 8 Formators.

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