Nairobi, Kenya -- Strathmore's Golden Anniversary

On March 6 a Mass was held at Strathmore School in Nairobi, to mark the school’s golden anniversary. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Anthony Muheria of Kitui, an alumnus of Strathmore. More than 3,000 people attended, including many alumni, family members and friends. Concelebrating were Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Ndingi of Nairobi, Fr. Peter Castiella, Regional Vicar Secretary of Opus Dei in Kenya, and priests from various countries, including Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Uganda.

In his homily, Bishop Muheria emphasized the sanctity of marriage, the importance of family unity and the responsibility of parents to transmit the faith to their children, first of all through their own good example. Bishop Muheria also expressed gratitude to St. Josemaria, through whose encouragement Strathmore began as the first multiracial and interreligious institution of higher learning in English-speaking Africa.

Romana, n. 52, January-June 2011, p. 134.

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