MISSIONARIES OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

Province of East Africa

At a glance ...

Priests55
Scholastics34
Theologians17
Philosophers12
Regents5
Total Number of Professed Members85

Communities/ Centres

East Africa25
GAH1
India1
Priest Confreres outside East African territory12
Confreres for the Generalate (LCI and Curia)4

Pastoral in EA

Parishes served in East Africa13
Semi - Autonomous Missions2
Total number of substations175
Shrines and Pilgrimage centres5

Formation

Junior Seminary: 1Postulants' House: 1Novitiate: 1Scholasticates (including LCI): 2

Education

Kindergarten & Primary Schools: 9Secondary Schools: 3Vocational Training Institutions: 2

Social Apostolate

Social MINISTRY and Health care centres: 9NGO Foster Africa: 1

About us

In 1988 four MSFS priest arrived in Tanzania, after Mario Mglunde, bishop of Tabora, had invited them it. After they had learned the language and collected pastoral experience, they were committed with the parish Lububu soon after. The mission got more and more priests and seminars. The MSFS overtook different missions in other dioceses and founded kindergarten, primary schools and vocational schools among other things. The mission spread over Kenya in 1997, and in 2002 over Uganda. There are currently 46 priests and 48 candidates for priesthood in East Africa.

The MSFS soon took over various missions in other dioceses and they founded kindergartens, primary schools and vocational schools among others.

The missionaries have worked in Kenya since 1997 and in Uganda since 2002. The province of East Africa includes Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. At the moment there are 46 priests and 48 students of theology in East Africa.

Since 1988, a relatively short period of time, missionaries of St. Francis de Sales have been able to carry out the following projects:

  • 15 parishes with an average of 20 villages
  • 8 kindergartens and primary schools
  • 1 University
  • 2 vocational schools
  • 1 street children's home
  • 1 HIV / AIDS Center
  • 1 Project for blind people
  • 3 healthcare centers

All these facilities are conducted in cooperation with the local population. The church and the government as well are very grateful for the work of the missionaries, their function and their accomplishments.

Administration

Provincial: Johnson Kallidukil MSFS

Key apostolates:

pastoral work ethical, technical and vocational education, school education, social work including the care of women, orphans and street children, youth work, research of alternative medicine

More information

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