Legio Maria member from Nanza

Luo lady here known to my mother in law is a Legio Maria member in full dress. This religion started by Simeo Ondeto and involved Carilus Philipo Mumbo, my wife's grandfather. Legion of Mary going strong in Kenya yet today in Nyanza province.

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Comment by Michael Penn on May 4, 2014 at 5:33am

Once again I assert that what I have posted here is for informational purposes only. I have nothing to reconcile, and there are no messiahs of any skin color. Not in reality at least. No man has resurrected from the dead.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 3, 2014 at 9:50pm

Have you reconciled your atheism with your wife's family history in a religion that looks very Roman Catholic, even as you tell the story of the black messiah 

Comment by Michael Penn on November 29, 2013 at 11:22am

The head founder and black messiah, Simeo Undeto was said to have been dead 3 days and he resurrected getting the Legio Maria (Legion of Mary) started. It was said that this man could work miracles. He would resurrect again just like Jesus did and return to life. Someone must have been anxious. In 1991 he was poisoned in Kisumu. To this day he remains as dead as a doornail! So does Jesus.

My fascination here was in finding that my wife's grandfather had something to do with starting all this. Mumbo was a bishop in this movement and he died in 1992. I had never heard of this religion at all until I met my wife, and was surprised that it was an all Luo movement from Kenya.

The value of any of this is simply for informational purposes. Personally I put my faith in my buckeye and Thor. I am, however, still friends with Casper since my childhood.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 29, 2013 at 10:55am

It looks as if you're promoting Legio Maria by passing on the religious image, Dennis.

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