Br. Joseph Kibunjah, OFH says, "I was born in a remote rural village on 24th June 1974 (the feast of St. John the Baptist), where I stayed for a few years before my parents relocated to another rural settlement scheme called Banita inNakuru county Rift valley region of Kenya.
I enrolled for elementary school both primary and secondary. Later I enrolled for advanced studies by correspondence from United Kingdom for both A level and Diploma in Freelance Journalism and Authorship. Later I sat for a Diploma course in Counselling in Youth and Behavioral Development.
I have been a Catholic throughout my life as I was born and raised in Catholic family and nursed by little sisters of St. Francis. My closest companions to date.
For years I have been in direct mission as Knight of Immaculate (Militia Immaculata) and in charitable associations having professed the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Spirit of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
My living style is simplicity and humble sublimity owning nothing for myself as I cherish the poor life of the Poverello.
Am blessed with fruits of my apostolate through my life as a single and desired the life of Gospel and now more at inner joy and peace as a hermit; through my life, mission, apostolate and catechesis, I have witnessed what it means. “Taste and see how good is the Lord” as per my motto- “What can I do to glorify the Lord. I will take the chalice of salvation and magnify the Lord”.
Am currently involved in liturgy, catechesis, lector, pastoral and corporal apostolate in my parish and militia immaculate- East- Africa and promotion of love and peace through social media with daily reflections.
I also dedicated in erecting the Grottos for Our Lady and saints; and my joy is that my requests have been granted through prayers and meditation in Franciscan Spirit.
Every 14th of August and 4th October, I do organize for Holy mass to glorify God for the gifts of St. Maximillian and St. Francis.
In the order of Franciscan hermit, I have found a home for contemplation, reflection, meditations and prayer life per the call of our Seraphic father of Francis. “Lord make me an instrument of peace.”
Much inspiration from Franciscan friars and my fellow brothers and sisters in the Order of Franciscan Hermits. My spiritual director and my beloved shepherd Bishop Morris Makuba."