Senegal and Kenia: the return
Friday November 10th, after three whole days of meetings with the Carmelite brothers of the francophone Africa, we left Kaolack to Dakar.
We stopped at the Benedictine Abbey of Koeur Moussa, founded in 1961. Here there is a successful example of the enculturation of the liturgy, with the singing accompanied by the Kora, a traditional instrument made with a big pumpkin. We celebrated Mass with the whole Benedictine community which then welcomed us for lunch. After the Vespers celebrated in the monastery of our Carmelite sisters of Sebhikotane, we went to Dakar to spend the night.
Father Saverio left during the night and I have taken advantage of Saturday morning to meet with some of my former seminarians and students who live and study here: Junior and Evariste Yekatom, Tite Wratchet, Prince Gbae, Saintete. It was a very beautiful moment.
Saturday afternoon I left Dakar. The journey lasts approximately ten hours. When I arrived in Nairobi, surprise! The flight to Bangui first was delayed two times and then was canceled. So Kenya Airways put us in a beautiful hotel and after half a day of rest I was able to leave on Monday morning towards Bangui, where I arrived at 8:40. Here I met with Enrico Massone who just arrived for a 10 days stay.
On Monday we started to organize two important projects at Bangui Carmel: the tidying up of a house for the Indian Sisters CMC and the place for the construction of bricks with the Hydraform machine that we purchased in South Africa. On Tuersday morning I went back to Bozoum, where I arrived at approx. Noon. Finally at home! Wednesday afternoon I went to Konkere, a small village at about 30 Km. from Bozoum, where we are making a water well, right close to the school that we have just built.
|Pozzo a Konkere|
Forage à Konkere
|La nuova scuola ed il pozzo a Konkere|
La nouvelle école et le forage à Konkere