Missionnaires

Clarétains

Cameroun

Actualités

 
 


 Les Missionnaires Clarétains sont arrivés au Cameroun en 1970 (dans la partie francophone, précisément à Akono dans l´Archidiocèse de Yaoundé) et en 1986 (dans la partie anglophone précisément à Batibo dans l’Archidiocèse de Bamenda. Aujourd’hui, ils sont présents dans 9 diocèses (Yaoundé, Mbalmayo, Obala, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Kumbo, Kumba, Buéa et Douala).  Leur apostolat se regroupe en deux grands secteurs : l´animation des paroisses (17 paroisses au total) et la formation des missionnaires.  Ils exercent l´accompagnement des fidèles, la pastorale juvénile, la catéchèse, la célébration des sacrements, l´animation des communautés ecclésiales de base, la formation biblique et de justice et paix. Quant à la formation, On compte 3 maisons : un postulat-philosophât, un noviciat et un Théologat.

Gouvernement de la délégation

P. Michel Archange TIGUI,cmf

Supérieur

P. Rodolphe MBIDA, cmf

Consultor

P.Jude Thaddeus LANGEH,cmf

Consultor

Fr. Elisee Abé, cmf

Econome, non-consultor

Claretian Publications Cameroon

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We are missionaries in Africa

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Dear Brothers

From February 22-27, Major Superiors and Mission Coordinators of ACLA met in Claret Villa in Karen, Kenya. It was a very important moment for us, Claretians in Africa and we had delegates from Nigeria (East and West), D.R. Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Saint Charles Lwanga, Zimbabwe, Gabon and Mozambique. The beautiful words Karibu Sana from Fr John Francis, the Major Superior of Saint Charles Lwanga Delegation expressed the joy of the Claretians in this part of Africa to welcome us all.

We were in communion with the local Church of Nairobi. We were gratified by the visit of His Lordship Mgr David Kamau, Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi. He presented to us the political, social and religious situation of Kenya. He recognized with much gratitude the efforts made by religious in the Local Church. He also blessed us and wished us a fruitful mission.

We felt the presence of the entire Congregation through the paternal letter addressed to us by Father General. We are really challenged to create a true Claretian culture, dynamism and availability to new horizons and possibilities in Africa. The letter remains for us a master piece. We thank Father General for these challenging but encouraging words.

We, the Claretians in Africa, present in seventeen countries, with a considerable number professed members from many different cultures, recognize our wonders and wounds as a Continent. We move with this era of technology and we reinforce our communication and information through the media. On this note, the project of the Website for our activities as Claretians in Africa is among the things we wish to assume together as a vehicle of relation among us.

We are, Claretians in Africa. We discover the need to continue establishing the values of the Charism of St. Anthony Mary Claret, in dialogue with the cultural values of the different traditions of this land. We renew our option for community life as an essential part of our lives. Our communities remain for us a place where wounds are healed and in which we discover the joy of fraternity. We need a leadership exercised from the spirit and the letter of our documents in service to the mission and to the brothers.

We are Missionaries, witnesses and messengers of the Joy of the Gospel as echoed by our 25th General Chapter. Our presence in this continent is enriched by the diversity of cultures, united under the umbrella of ‘claretianess’. We have inherited this plurality of cultures and we want to transmit it to our communities and to the whole Congregation. We opt for a holistic formation, aimed at responding to the multiple needs of the entire Church. We are blessed with vocations and we are committed to contribute generously to the universal mission of the Congregation.

We are Claretian Missionaries, born to evangelize like our founder, Saint Anthony Mary Claret. The Word of God is our main vehicle in our pastoral ministry. We evangelize within and outside the Congregation. We feel called to participate in the valorization of Consecrated Life in Africa. This for us can be done together through the Theological Institute for Consecrated life in Africa (TICLA). This institute is located in Abuja, Nigeria and it is owned by African Claretians.

We know and appreciate the concerns of the entire Congregation for our continent. This is seen by the interest shown by the General Government to conduct Canonical Visits in our Continent during this year. We want to be the light to the nations through our simple lifestyle. We wish to consolidate our sharing of goods and personnel.  We continue requesting the prayers of the entire Congregation as we work to spread the charism of our Founder in this beautiful continent of Africa.

Asante Sana

Done in Karen on the 25th of February 2017

VISITE CANONIQUE A PEKWA – BAHAM (Diocèse de Bafoussam)

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Il était 18h39mn lorsque le Délégué du Cameroun, le Père Michel Archange TIGUI, Cmf, accompagné du Père Joachim GRENDOTI, Cmf sont arrivés dans la communauté clarétaine de Pekwa. Ladite visite a débuté le lendemain 27 Janvier par l’entretien du délégué à 09h30 minutes avec les paroissiens qui lui ont souhaité les vœux de bonne année et ont procédé tour à tour à la lecture du rapport des deux conseils : pastoral et économique.

Il en découle donc que sur le plan pastoral, la courbe est croissante selon les objectifs du plan pastoral. Cependant, la réalisation efficace de ces objectifs connait des difficultés liées au manque de moyens. La situation économique de la paroisse est alarmante. En guise de réponse à ces deux rapports et aux questions posées par les chrétiens, le Père Michel Archange souligne que la mission, à laquelle nous sommes tous appelés comme chrétien engagé a la sequela Christi n’est pas facile. Tout en louant les efforts fournis par l’équipe pastorale et les chrétiens de Pekwa, le Supérieur a exhorté chacun des paroissiens à un engagement sérieux dans l’Eglise et à une collaboration franche avec l’équipe pastorale afin de relever les défis de toute nature.

C’est autour de 11h20 minutes que le délégué a béni les paroissiens et a procédé à la visite du site paroissial avec tous ses biens. L’entretien avec les confrères a eu lieu le même jour dans l’après-midi. La journée du samedi 28 a été consacrée à la pastorale et à la récréation meublée par le mini concert de musique religieuse en soirée, sans omettre le match de quart de finale de la CAN qui opposait le Cameroun au Sénégal.

Avec la messe solennelle du dimanche 29, le délégué a remercié les chrétiens pour l’accueil et les a confié à la miséricorde divine. Il leur a donné le Christ pour modèle en tout ce qui concoure à la gloire de Dieu et au salut des hommes.

Homily of the 8th Sunday in Ordinary time Year A

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Sunday, February 26, 2017: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Isaiah 49:14-16 /61 / 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 / Matthew 6:24-34

Theme: Do not worry

Some situations in life can make us think that God has forgotten or abandoned us. Today’s first reading strongly echoes these words, “I will never forget you.” This is a reassuring message for us.  Mothers may abandon their babies, but God cannot forget or allow us to destruction or despair.  He has firmly inscribed us on the palms of His hands. He gave His only Son to die for our sins to ensure Eternal Life for us.

We are often the ones who have forgotten God. It is true that we need money, food, shelter, clothing, and medical care, for example. In trying to satisfy these needs, we tend to be greedy for money and make it our God. This is why Jesus warns us in the Gospel that we cannot serve God and money. Jesus is not discouraging work or planning, but insisting on the need for a higher plan. This involves putting God before everything else. We must trust God than our own plan. This saves us from the evil of being addicted to money.

Money addiction affects those who break God’s commandments to serve the money god. On Sundays and on holy days of obligation, without due justification, money addicts break the Third Commandment because they are just too busy in money ventures than attending Mass and resting from work. Money addicts break the Seventh Commandment which forbids stealing. They steal and cheat to become richer. Money addicts break the Eighth Commandment because they are obliged to lie to clinch a business deal or avoid paying debts. Many money addicts break the Sixth and Ninth Commandments by living a life of sin and debauchery. Most are greedy for money to buy sexual favours or even to divorce and “buy” a more pleasing spouse. Many have used their money to win over a married person for whom they lusted.

The Gospel warns us against the danger of money addiction. Jesus encourages us not to worry. We need not worry as we are always in God’s hand. He will ensure that our past mistakes do not haunt us, our present situation does not overwhelm us and that the future is not disastrous. We need not worry because God can never forget us. Worry is a mental distress that wastes our energies and produces unhappiness. Knowing very well God’s constant love and concern for us, we must serve him wholeheartedly. Worry is not only useless; it also offends God because no power in creation can do anything to you that God does not allow.

St. Paul assures us in today’s second reading. He makes us understand that “we are Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God. What is expected of stewards is that each one should be found worthy of his trust.” We are worthy of God’s trust. So we are also expected to trust God. We are confident that He will always shelter and feed us. Sometimes you may feel abandoned and forgotten, but do not worry. God has not forgotten you.

Please Pray for me

Fr. Jude Thaddeus Langeh, cmf

CLARETIAN CHRISTMAS BIBLE FESTIVAL Archdiocese of Douala 2016

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Each year, in response to the spiritual needs of the millions of people who still hunger for God, the Claretians are trying to bring people to meet Jesus in His word. On Friday the 11th of November 2016, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul of Douala was packed with many Christian faithful, lay and religious. They gathered for the traditional and annual Christmas Bible Festival organized by Claretian Missionaries. This festival has always been dedicated to the celebration of the Word of God with Christ Faithful of the Douala Archdiocese.

After our early arrival, we displayed all our Bible materials in English and in French which included various designs of Bibles, Bible CDS, Bible diaries, Daily Gospel and other Christian books on stands. At 10 am, the opening prayer was led by VRF Pierre Zanga, cmf the Major Superior of France. This was immediately followed by a word of welcome from the representative of the Rector of the Cathedral. He was happy to host the event and thanked the Claretian Bible Apostolate for the initiative.

The Major Superior of Cameroon VRF Michel Archange Tigui, cmf then gave a discourse on the place of the Bible in the life of the Christians. In his exhortation, the Superior said that the Word of God should occupy a very special place in the life of any Christian. God created the world with the Word. John presents this to us in clear terms when he says: “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John1:1). Before leaving this world, Jesus asked us to Proclaim the Good News (Mk 16:15). “Proclaim the Good News” is the theme we have chosen for our Bible Pastoral Ministry. We celebrate the Word of God and we spread it by all possible means. The Bible Festival gives us the opportunity to celebrate, preach the Good News to the whole world and encourage people to live and practice this Word in their daily lives.

Afterwards we had words of encouragement from the participants. Responding to the Superior’s Message, Mr. Chrys Ebung encouraged Christians to support Claretians in their effort to make the word of God available. He encouraged the Christians not only to buy Bibles but to support the Bible Pastoral Ministry of Claretians in Cameroon financially.

After the words of encouragement, the Major Superior presented the Bible Diary and Daily Gospel 2017 to those. While presenting the Diary he said “Dear Christians, it is good to have a Bible, to read it and to put it into practice. If the Word is in the center of your activities everything will move on well. If it is in the center of your life, your motivations will always be just and you will do all for the Lord. That is why we are proposing to you the Bible Diary in large and small format. With it we have to preach the Good News”.

With this presentation, people began buying the Diaries and our other Bible materials. The superiors were present to sign copies for those who wanted. There were many Claretian Missionaries, lay Claretian and collaborators present. The event was covered by Veritas TV, Radio Veritas (Archdiocesan Catholic Radio and Television), LTM Radio and TV and other News Papers. There were many interviews from these social medias.

This event was highly prepared through the printing of banners, flyers and invitation cards. There were also may television and radio programs to make a wide publicity of the event. The 2016th edition of the Christmas Bible Festival organized in the Archdiocese of Douala was a huge success.