2020 -The Future
At the present time, all those seeking to join St Patrick’s Missionary Society come from the African continent. The Society opened houses of initial formation in West Africa and East Africa in 1997 and later in Central Africa. After two years in their own country, students travel to South Africa for university studies in philosophy. Thereafter they move to Nairobi, in Kenya for training in Theology at Tangaza College.ll a story and let your users know a little more about you.
These young men stand in the same tradition of generosity and courage which led young men to leave Ireland almost one hundred years ago to proclaim the Good News in Africa. They have the same enthusiasm and the same faith.
In 2014 St Patrick’s Missionary Society held a General Chapter. A new leadership team was elected which will guide the Society for the next six years until 2020/21. A significant development during this period will be the move of the Central Leadership Team from Kiltegan in Co Wicklow, where it has been since 1932, to a new location in Africa.
St Patrick's Missionary Society Leadership Team elected at the General Chapter 2014. Left to right: Fathers Bosco Kamau, John Marren, Cathal Moriarty and Victor Dunne, Society Leader.