In the International Novitiate in Nairobi, 23 young men received the religious habit of the Brothers of Charity on Saturday, 28 August 2021, thus beginning their novitiate training.
The oblation ceremony was presided over by Brother René Stockman, Superior General, who, after a week of retreat, officially welcomed them into the congregation as novices. The new novices hail from DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.
The next day, two brothers professed their perpetual vows: Philippe Didier Anon Amin from Côte d’Ivoire and Jose Alberto Tabua from Mozambique. The solemn celebration of the Eucharist took place in the chapel of the Marist Brothers and was presided over by the Papal Nuncio to Kenya, Mgr. Bert Van Megen.