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


Christian Rituals;


Theology of Home

Easter Vigil as the Mother of all Vigils

Rituals and Riches


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


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