Prayer and Hymn Books in Swahili

Besides the many things that run parallel and keep us active, I have also found time to publish books, such as the national prayer-hymn book in Swahili. 400'000 copies were sold to the Catholic Church in Kenya so far. Moreover two volumes of songbooks were published, which took us ten years each to complete. In addition, half a million copies of booklets were published for the 43rd Eucharistic Congress, held in Nairobi in 1985.

Singing and dancing is so vital to the African way of life that I consider it a great privilege to have contributed something that Christians will value and preserve for many years to come.

Fr. Peter Meienberg