|A statue of a large dove, representing the Holy Spirit, at St. Joseph Church, Addis Ababa.|
|Fr. Dereje Bekele (pastoral advisor for charismatics) and I |
in Ethiopian rite vestments just before the beginning of the rdination Mass.
|The newly ordained Cistercian priest (just to the right of Bishop Lesanu) |
together with the Cistercian Abbot General (to the left of the bishop) his family,
community members and concelebrating priests.
After the celebration we were able to visit a few other parishes and institutions of the Archdiocese of Addis Ababa, including the very beautiful church of St. Gabriel, built by the Consolata Missionaries, which has a beautiful and imposing statue of its patron saint with African features in the sanctuary, and a vivid mural of the seven days of creation over the main door.
|An formidable statue of the Archangel Gabriel in St. Gabriel's Church (above),|
and a mural of the days of creation over the main door of the same church (below).
|Roasting beans during a traditional Ethiopia coffee ceremony.|