Wilfred Sumani, SJ, SLL, SLD

Sacred Liturgy

BA Hons. (Philosophy), University of Zimbabwe

BTh Catholic University of Eastern Africa

SL.L., SL.D. (Sacred Liturgy): Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo, Rome.

Office Hours

Monday: 10:40-12:30; 15:00-17:00

Tuesday: 10:40-12:30; 15:00-17:00

Wednesday: 15:00-17:00

Friday: 10:40-12:30; 15:00-17:00

Current Research Interests:

Sacramentals in African Christianity

Innovation and theology of reconstruction

Recent and Current Courses:

Core Courses

Introduction to Liturgy

Homiletics

Christian Rituals;

Electives

Theology of Home

Easter Vigil as the Mother of all Vigils

Rituals and Riches

Seminars

Liturgical Action and the Mediation of Meaning

Children in African Cultures and Christian Tradition

Innovation and the Theology of Reconstruction

Creation in the Prayer of the Church

Publications

Mothers of Faith: Motherhood in the Christian Tradition. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2017

The Joy of Love Made Simple (co-editor). Nairobi: Paulines Publication Africa, 2016.

“Easter Vigil as the ‘Mother of all Vigils’: The Significance of Structural Parallels Between the Easter Vigil and the Vigils of Pentecost and the Tempora in the Roman Rite.” Ecclesia Orans 33 (2016) 7-48.

Narrabo omnia mirabilia tua (Psalm 9, 2): The Narrative Foundations of Christian Euchology.” Ecclesia Orans 30 (2013) 157-183.

“Easter Vespers with a Procession to the Baptismal Font: A Liturgical Practice Worth Retrieving?” Ecclesia Orans 31 (2014) 47-83.

“Letture della Veglia pasquale prima del VII secolo d.C. Breve rassegna delle fonti.” In La Bibbia si apre a Pasqua. Il Lezionario della Veglia Pasquale: Storia, esegesi, Liturgia. 39-48. Edited by Jean-Pierre Sonnet. Rome : GBP, 2016.

Visiting Faculty

Rev. Prof. Raphael Wanjohi, PhB, MA, PhD, D.Min  Moral Theology


Rev. Miguel Angelo Garcia, SJ, SSL, SSD  Scripture: Old Testament


Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD  Church History


Rt. Rev. Rodrigo Mejia, SJ, Ph. L, STD  Pastoral Theology


Rev. Joseph Mpala Ngulu, STL, STD Church History


Dr. Robert Lezohupski, OFM  Canon Law


Dr. Sr. Noelina Nakato   Canon Law


Rev. Chrispine Ouma  Pastoral Theology


Mr. Maurice Owinyo  Scripture


Sr. Mary Nzilani Wambua   Scripture


Prof. Albert Mundele, STD   Scripture


Rev. Dr. Nicholas Segeja   Pastoral Theology


Rev. Dr. Patrick Thawale   Sacramental Theology


Prof. Jean-Claude Loba   Scripture


Rev. Joseph Healey, MM, Mth, MA   Pastoral Theology