The Jesuit vow of poverty – A testimony from Thierry Manirambona SJ

Thierry is a young Jesuit from Burundi who is currently studying theology at Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya. How can a Jesuit of his generation, and an African at that, live the vow of religious poverty and talk about it? What place does he give to this dimension of his vocation?

His way of living poverty can be summed up in two ways, he explains: to show great generosity and to live simply, to have a simple lifestyle. His testimony is marked by his own experience: he and his family members went hungry when he was young. Later, he taught in a school where the kids suffered from poverty and hunger.

What echoes does this testimony have in your own experience?

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