ARCHDIOCESE OF NAIROBI LAUNCHES LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2023
The Archdiocese of Nairobi launched the annual Lenten campaign 2023 at Sacred Heart Parish, Dagoretti. The campaign was launched by Archbishop Philip Anyolo, who used the occasion to urge Christians to maintain peace and care for one another during this Holy Season.
The Lenten campaign is an annual initiative of the Catholic Justice and Peace Department. The campaign aims at encouraging Christians to deepen their faith, engage in acts of charity, and promote peace and unity in their communities. This year’s campaign, themed “Reconciliation for an Inclusive Nation”, is centered around the need for forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation in our society, which has been deeply divided by political and social tensions.
During the launch Mass, Archbishop Philip Anyolo emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and harmony in respective communities, especially during this season of reflection and spiritual renewal. He urged Christians to put aside their differences and focus on what unites them, which is their shared faith in Jesus Christ.
“Let us use this season of Lent to reflect on the message of Christ, which is a message of love, forgiveness, and unity,” said Archbishop Anyolo. “We need to forgive one another, heal our wounds, and come together as one community, united in our faith and commitment to God.”
His Grace also called on Christians to be more charitable and to care for one another, especially the less fortunate members in the society. He urged them to give generously to the poor, visit the sick, and offer a helping hand to those in need.
The launch of the Lenten campaign was attended by hundreds of faithful from different parishes in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, who expressed their commitment to the theme of reconciliation for an inclusive nation.
The Lenten campaign will run for the next forty days, during which Christians are encouraged to observe fasting, engage in acts of charity, and participate in prayer and reflection. The campaign will culminate in the celebration of Easter, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.