My time at the Institute of Spirituality and Religious Formation (ISRF) in Tangaza University College provided me with a nurturing environment to deepen my understanding of spirituality, enrich my religious knowledge, and cultivate a profound connection with God. In this article, I would like to share my personal experience and reflections on the invaluable lessons I learned during my studies at Tangaza.
The courses during my two years at ISRF have provided me an enriching experience for my personal spiritual growth. This was through the knowledge and formation to a deep sensitivity to the Word of God. We also learned to discern the presence of God at work in our personal life and the lives of others.
Through open dialogue and interactions with fellow students and knowledgeable professors, I gained a deeper appreciation for the richness and interconnectedness of the traditional roots of our faith as Africans as well as how our Christian Tradition shapes our spirituality today.
One of the most impactful aspects of my time at Tangaza was the sense of community that permeated the college. Through shared experiences and group discussions, I developed meaningful relationships with fellow students who shared my passion for spirituality. The exchange of ideas and diverse perspectives within this supportive community enhanced my learning and challenged me to broaden my understanding of spirituality and of other religious traditions.
Tangaza University College placed a strong emphasis on the integration of theoretical knowledge and practical application. The coursework not only provided me with a solid foundation in religious and spiritual studies but also encouraged me to apply these principles in real-life settings.
The dedicated faculty members of guidance and mentorship at Tangaza University College played a crucial role in my spiritual formation. Each student had the opportunity to receive spiritual guidance and counselling. Their wisdom and guidance supported me in deepening my spirituality.
Indeed, my experience of studying spirituality and religious formation has been nothing short of transformative. The holistic approach, emphasis on self-reflection, nurturing community, integration of theory and practice, and guidance from experienced faculty have profoundly shaped my spiritual journey. I leave Tangaza with a renewed sense of purpose, a deeper connection to God, and a commitment to continue exploring and sharing the beauty of spirituality in all its forms.
Make spirituality, the primary focus of your life.
sr. Pascalia M. Francis - Juniorate Community, Nairobi