KEEP THE FIRE BURNING

KEEP THE FIRE BURNING

By Peter Mwangi

Keeping the fire buringis was the theme of this year’s pilgrimage held on 27th March 2015. It was held in a religious shrine twenty kilometers south west of our community by the name of Subukia, Shrine of Mary.

The venue is a revered place for practicing Catholics and even though our community is ecumenical; all the members treat it with the respect it deserves.

We participated in many interesting activities including group work, lighting a symbolic fire and a climb to hill-top springs. The way to the springs is a beautiful prayer trail representing the way of the cross and was very appropriate as we were also in the period of lent and approaching Easter.

Unlike in many other years when only the “able” normally take the hike, this year all the “willing” did including those on wheelchair assisted by their colleagues.

It was truly a pilgrimage with a difference as the photos show.