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Message from . January 18, 2015. Category: Worship

Our Patron Saint Therese of the child Jesus

Her inspiration and powerful presence from heaven touched many people very quickly. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925. Had she lived, she would have been only 52 years old when she was declared a Saint. In this same year 1925, Kisumu was erected as a Prefecture Apostolic of Kavirondo with Gorgon Brandsma as the first Bishop. It was an honor to Kisumu to have the new Saint Theresa as its Patron Saint.

“My mission – to make God loved – will begin after my death,” she said. “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Roses have been described and experienced as Saint Therese’s signature. Countless millions have been touched by her intercession and imitate her “little way.” She has been acclaimed “the greatest saint of modern times.” In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared St. Therese a Doctor of the Church – the only Doctor of his pontificate – in tribute to the powerful way her spirituality has influenced people all over the world.

The message of St. Therese is beautiful, inspiring, and simple.

She is the Patron Saint of the Missions. In her own words, she says: “In spite of my littleness, I would like to enlighten souls as did the Prophets and the Doctors. I have the vocation of the Apostles. I would like to travel over the whole earth to preach your Name and to plant your glorious cross on infidel soil. But…one mission alone would not be sufficient for me, I would want to preach the Gospel on all the five continents simultaneously and even to the most remote isles. I would be a missionary, not for a few years only, but from the beginning of creation until the consummation of the ages.”


Who are we?

Our Origin

ornament1 In 1990, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu was created with Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth as the Local Ordinary with only fourteen parishes shared across Kisumu and Siaya Counties.

Statement of Faith

ornament1 “Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity;

The Archbishop

ornament1 In 1978, the then Fr. Zacchaeus Okoth was consecrated to be the Bishop and through his pastoral care he has enabled ADOK implements both Pastoral and Integral Human Development Programs.

Diocesan Priests

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