A NEW XAVERIAN FATHER IN SIERRA LEONE
Hi, my name is Alexander and I come from Colombia but I’m originally from Peru. I’m a Xaverian missionary priest and I am 32 years old. I am now living in Makeni which is the third more important city of Sierra Leone. I have five siblings: three sisters and two brothers and I’m the oldest brother. My mum is a housewife and my dad is a farmer. All my family live in Perú.
I knew the Xaverian Missionaries in Neiva Colombia, where I discovered my missionary vocation. I studied philosophy in Medellín, I entered the novitiate in Salamanca- Mexico, I attended theology in the town of Parma-Italy and before coming to Sierra Leone I studied English in America.
Actually, I have presided the Sunday Mass in two Christian communities that are close to Makeni: Masongbo and Rogbesseh. The people in these towns are very friendly and their participation in the Mass is joyful.
Makeni is the capital city of Bombali District in the northern province of Sierra Leone. Makeni is famous for its farmer economic center and Unimak, the Catholic University of Makeni, as well as its relaxed and friendly inhabitants.
Makeni’s whether is famous for its hot climate . However, it has only two seasons, dry season and rain season.
I share a picture with the people in the church of Rogbesseh.