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Fr Anthony and Fr Jonathan, you’ve touched our lives, the inner part and outer part when it comes to spirituality, the classes, the Masses, the recollections, the farm work, the pastoral year sharing, the foods, the house property, the words of encouragements, in music, the homilies, the meal shared together, the laughter, the smile, in humility, gentleness, maturity, and all other aspects you’ve touched our lives during the moments you’ve spent with us in this house, we can’t name them all but we are forever grateful to you.

Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would for us, as long as life remains mortal. In every meeting, there will be some sorrow of parting, but in partying there is joy of meeting as well.

Fr Anthony, Fr Jonathan, in your new assignments, Believe in yourself. Continue to put God first as you’ve always shown us and practice before us, Have faith in your abilities and continue to remain the good person you’ve always been.

It’s time to move on and scale new heights. But we wish that you don’t forget the old friends, we who have loved that is, the philosophers, the theologians, the formators, the workers and the worshipping community, your good work will always speak years after you’ve gone. Continue to pray for us as you go while we also do the same for you. Remember “un frere cest toujour un frere, “a brother is always a brother as Fr Jonathan use to say and Fr Anthony backing up the word by saying “how are you brother, hope you are fine brother… “...Frs. We won’t say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean we will miss you until we meet again…stay well, enjoy your new responsibilities and never forget SMA House of Studies, Nairobi!

                                                                                                            By Emmanuel Ojo.