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Look at Me

When I was growing up I learned from my earliest years that one must look at the person who is talking to you. Both at home and at school this received great stress from teachers and parents. In fact, I remember one teacher who would become very angry if my eyes were not fixed to her […]

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Looking Back

August 14th marked the celebration of Anniversaries here in the Province of Tanzania. Nine celebrated 25 years of Spiritan life, Renatus Assenga 25 years of priesthood, and 50 years of priesthood for me. Many Spiritans, relatives and friends gathered for the celebration at our Spiritan Center near Arusha. I traveled with Maasai from Olbalbal for […]

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Outside Inside

“This morning I came to see you but you were sleeping.” Maasai people often tell me this. For years I never figured out why people would, on finding my door closed, presume that I was sleeping at ten o’clock in the morning. Why wouldn’t they think that I was working at my desk, preparing a […]

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A Doubly Sad Day

Recently there took place the funeral of Fr. Moses OloDonjolalo, a Maasai priest and a good friend of many years. Moses contracted an especially virulent form of TB and, following months of treatment, succumbed to this disease that claims the lives of great numbers of African people every year. Moses died in hospital and his […]

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