Fr. Charles Mundia
Fr. Bernard Nderito
Fr. Paul Mimbi
Fr. Jude Karuhanga
Fr. Martin Mundia
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY RESOURCES
The Chaplains are available for confessions practically the whole day from Monday to Saturday: the timetable is posted on the Chaplaincy notice board.
Every Thursday after the 12:30 p.m. Mass at the Main Chapel on Sangale Campus.
Adoration and Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament are held on the first Friday of each month after the 12.30 pm Mass in the Main Chapel on Sangale Campus.
Meditations are prayer sessions given by a priest on the central themes of the Catholic faith.
Recollections are held in the Central Building Chapel on Sangale Campus.
The University Chapel is located in the centre of the Central Building on the Sangale campus to emphasize its central role in the life of the University. It is easily accessible from the building’s main entrance. It can be expanded onto the forecourt to accommodate large congregations.
The focus of the chapel is the altarpiece. In the center of the altarpiece is an oculum (“eye” in Latin) where the tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament is located. Above the oculum is a painting/icon of the Blessed Trinity, and below it, the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Surrounding the oculum are scenes from the New Testament, including some mysteries of the Holy Rosary, such as the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Agony in the Garden, and the Last Supper. On the extreme left are the three archangels mentioned in the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael; and on the right are three apostles: Peter, Paul, and John.
On each side of the altar are two lecterns for proclaiming the Word of God. Fourteen crosses, known as the Stations of the Cross, representing Jesus Christ’s way of suffering to Calvary are placed on the side walls at regular intervals.
At the back of each side of the chapel are two confessionals. There is a grille between the penitent and the confessor to respect the privacy of the penitent.
In the small ante-chapel worshipers may write intentions that the priest will silently commend at Mass.
There is also an offertory box to help support chapel expenses and a library with devotional books.
There is a chapel help desk; information on chaplaincy activities and the availability of chaplains can be sought here. Books useful for prayer and spiritual reading are available at the lending library located next to the chapel help desk.
There is a bust of St Josemaria Escriva, the inspiration behind the University.
At the entrance to the forecourt is a notice board with information on the activities of the Chaplaincy.
The reredos (altarpiece) of the SBS Chapel has a charm of its own. The main part is a copy of an imitation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Leonardo was well known for his love of symmetry. In his Last Supper, the layout is horizontal. The large table is seen in the foreground of the image with all of the figures behind it. The painting is largely symmetrical with the same number of figures on either side of Jesus.
To the left of the Last Supper is a copy of a painting of the Madonna with Baby Jesus and to the right is a copy of a painting of St. Josemaría Escrivá. Under the painting of St. Josemaría is a reliquary with a relic of the saint. On the opposite side (under the painting of the Madonna) the seal of Opus Dei is mounted on a piece of green fabric.
The Shrine to the Holy Family is located at the graduation square in Keri Campus. The shrine was built after receiving a gift of the statue of Our Lady on a donkey carrying the Baby Jesus from the former Chancellor of the University, Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei.
The university management commissioned a sculpture of St. Joseph, which was placed together with that of Our Lady inside the Shrine to the Holy Family. The shrine gives its staff, students and friends an additional place for reflection and prayer.
The family is at the core of our existence and the key to the survival of our society. Recognizing this, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph serve as the ultimate model for a family. Therefore, the enriched knowledge and awareness of the lives of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph call us to serve those closest to us in a similar way.
The Shrine to the Holy Family gives people an opportunity to discover and develop their Catholic faith and the wealth of the traditional African family. As each family gets stronger, so does its neighborhood, community, country and the world.