Mama Teresia First Anniversary
On Friday 21st May, 2021, seventy YCS students represent the Catholic Family in Murera Farm, Ruiru to participate in animate the unveiling of the cross Mass and laying of the wreath of mama Teresia Ndikaru,
The Technical University of Kenya Catholic Chaplain’s mother first Anniversary which was officiated by His Lordship, Rt. Reverend David Kamau, Apostolic Administrator of Archdiocese of Nairobi.
Rt. Reverend David Kamau
The St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy is a group of Catholic students at The Technical University of Kenya. It is a family that spans different generations and ideologies. I would propose The Young Catholic students a working, proven and tested solutions.
YCS choir members on the grave side
Bishop Kamau advised the younger generation to emulate Mama Teresia with the analogy of the family, all the 11 siblings whom she had mothered and tendered to until her death. He laid firm emphasis on child-mother Relationship.
Photo: Pope Francis and Emeritus His Eminence John Cardinal Njue in Nairobi, Kenya
Rev. Fr. Dr.Ndikaru Wa Teresia in his address mentioned with relief the escapades through which they had passed through with Mama Teresia Ndikaru during the troubled regimes in 1990s and the dark ages. He put emphasis on Mother - Child Relationship. “Mama Teresia influenced everything I am Today,” Father Ndikaru told the congregation.
Rev Fr Dr Ndikaru and Bishop David Kamau
“When we come to Nairobi city for the first time, we often have a lot of trouble/ challenges figuring out where simple essential services are located. The TU-K Catholic chaplaincy always finds a way of making us all siblings in one big Family). This is the average story of every sibling who has passed through this family, the TUK Catholic Chaplaincy, of course with slight variations. This family as all others often has supporters, Mama Teresia was one of our greatest supporters!
In the December of 2019, the Young Catholic Students was working on a project dubbed ‘RMS Christmas Choral’ with Royal Media Services (RMS). This entailed recording and shooting Christmas Choral. A draining week of activities it was in trying and draining week in the holidays. All bagged and forgotten after the successful project.”
YCS students on the grave side of mama Teresia Ndikaru
Early the following year,(2021) the first compliment passed down to us came from Mama Teresia that she had seen us sing beautifully and melodiously on TV and that our young ladies looked gorgeous and our Young men very handsome. It was well received with applause of course and cheer. Receiving that from a mother meant a lot to us and it was a blessing to the TUK Catholic Chaplaincy! That was the last delightful memory we continue holding on our dearly mother Teresia.
Today, 2021, it has been a year since our dear mother Teresia let us. “Mama” peace and Grace be with you. The roots and fruits of “Mama “are still felt pushing through every system of our country and the world at large, could we say two-thirds of the continents.
Like every tree it has through fire and water, cuts and peels it has been battered by everyone around. Most importantly it has witnessed the Rain, the sun, the wind, the summer all the injustices plotted in its shade, Giving cover and protection to all the vegetation below. Sometimes unable to do a thing, but always observing faithfully and praying always for them!
Catholic priests laying a wreath on the grave
In God’s hands you rest. You may be gone from our sight but will forever remain in our hearts. Continue Resting with the Angels shosho!
Mama Teresia children’s being prayed for by Bishop David Kamau.
Rev Fr Ndikaru with siblings lay wreath on their Mum grave - 21-5-2021
Mama Teresia children’s laying flower on their mother’s grave a year after
His Eminence Emeritus John Cardinal Njue sent his apology
Family giving gift to Bishop Kamau
Priests at the mama Teresia Mausoleum