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    Lay Missionaries

Lay Missionaries

Philothea Lay Missionaries living fully in the world, experiencing its joys and sorrows, and at the same time challenged radically by the tragic loss of the “love of God” in many human hearts (cf. Jn 5:42), engage in various ministries (ministerial mission to the Family, Youth, Professionals, catechetical formation, pastoral care to the sick, liturgical formation) to gain God’s children back to Him. She/he is actively present in the secular world in its manifold professions – as student, farmer, teacher, lawyer, politician, planner, economist, journalist, programmer, artist – but at the same time living a life “hid with Christ in God” (Col 3:3) wanting to transform the world by helping to transform the lives of people and their families.

Training and Formation:

After an interview (normally in the month of August) a candidate is admitted to the formation programme which lasts for a whole year (every Saturday). He/she should have completed his/her Form IV education and be a practicing Catholic (Letters of recommendation from the priests are necessary). After a year long formation, on Mission Sunday the person then commits as a philothea lay missionary to work in a specific area of ministry (ministerial mission to the Family, Youth, Professionals, catechetical formation, pastoral care to the sick, liturgical formation).

On-going formation:

The Lay Missionaries are required to keep up their on-going formation through the monthly conference, recollection and annual retreat.
They are to follow their specific Regulations.

For Information and further guidance write to:

The Vocation Director
Philothea Missionary Society
P.O. Box 27707 – 00506
Nairobi - Kenya
TEL: 0725075566; 0735363923
Email: philotheacentre@yahoo.com

Prayer support

We believe that God’s work grows and prospers with prayer. If you wish to be support this Mission with your prayer and sacrifices please write to us.

Vocation Promotion

“The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting” (Lk 10:2). If you wish to be part of the Mission by sharing in the work of the formation of the laity please write to us.

Financial contribution

If you wish to support financially this work of God for the Christian formation of the laity please write to us (philotheacentre@yahoo.com). We shall inform you on how to channel your contributions.