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updated on:
June 11, 2005

Brief History

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate arrived in Kenya in April,1997. Soon, young men began to approach members about joining the community. Pre-novitiate was opened in May 2002 with the purchase of property in Meru. Pre-novitiate is located approximately 250 Kilometres north-east of the capital city, Nairobi. 1 kilometre north of the equator in the foothills of snow-capped Mount Kenya.

First Formation Team Members: 2002 - 2003/4



Fr. Bill Stang, OMI (Director)
Currently in Canada.


Bro. Roman Zapadla, OMI
Currently in Canada


Fr. Joe Jacek,
OMI
Currently in Kenya.


Bro. Harley Mapes,
OMI
Currently in Canada.

Fr Bill, Bro. Roman, and Fr. Joe started with five cardidates. Later on in March 2003, three others joined the Pre-Novitiate Community. Bro. Harley joined the staff in December 2003 and Fr.Joe went to assist at Igandene.

In 2004, 8 prenovices were admitted to the Novitiate. They were divided into two groups; 4 in Namibia and 4 in Johnanesburg, South Africa.

In 2005, 8 novices became first Kenyan oblates when they made their first profession. Later, 3 went to Cameroon and 5 to Cedara in South Africa where they are doing their studies.

Six of eight students are studying for priesthood while two are studying for brotherhood.

First Kenyan Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate



Bro. Joseph Magambo, OMI
Cedara.


Bro. Gideon Rimberia, OMI
Cedara.


Bro. Daniel Kwiriga,
OMI
Cedara.


Bro. Dionisnius Mwandiki, OMI Cameroon.



Bro. Fidelis Kimau, OMI
Cedara


Bro. Stephen Muriungi, OMI
Cameroon.


Bro. John Mbogo,
OMI
Cedara


Bro. Dennis
Kiara, OMI
Cameroon.

For more information about Kenya Mission, e-mail us on:

omikenya@yahoo.it

prenovomi@yahoo.it
or
prenovomi@swiftkenya.com

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