Fr. Pat Griffin Invited to Present to Workshop in Kenya

Father Patrick J. Griffin, CM, of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission and frequent contributor to these pages, traveled to Kenya to present several talks on the Vincentian Charism in a Parish, St. Vincent de Paul and the mission and lay spirituality.

Two-hundred ten (210) leaders from Vincentian parishes attended the Vincentian Family Day, that was held in Thigio, Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya. January 12, 2019. Thigio is a small town located approximately 45 minutes from Nairobi.

He was part of a team drawn from personnel closely associated with St. John’s University. Mary Ann Dantuono recently completed her term as National President of the Ladies of Charity USA and was instrumental in founding the Ladies of Charity at St. John’s University. Larry Boone served as Professor of Business at St. John’s and Director of its acclaimed Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP).

By all accounts, it was an intense day full of joy and spirituality, where all the participants could share the joy and commitment to follow Jesus Christ by serving the poorest of his people.

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