Nairobi-Kenya (27-05-2012).- Fr Steven Payne, a Discalced Carmelite from Washington Province, has been appointed the new director of Tanganza College, according to the Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA).
Last Friday, May 25, the governing board of Tangaza College appointed this Carmelite friar from the United States as the new person in charge of this prestigious African College. He will take up his appointment fully in July.
“Tangaza College” is a Catholic College of higher learning affiliated to the Catholic University of East Africa and the joint property of the members of various religious congregations. The College enjoys a high reputation in East Africa, given its roots in Catholic tradition, transmitted particularly by the missionary efforts at the end of the XIX century and throughout the XX century. It is an institution strongly committed to academic excellence and the personal transformation of its students, both lay and religious.
Fr Steven Payne
Steven Payne is a member of the Discalced Carmelite Washington Province. He has been Director of “Spiritual Life” magazine and of the Institute of Carmelite Studies “ICS Publications” of Washington. He is the author of numerous publications on the philosophy of religion, theology and Carmelite spirituality.
He has been professor in the Theological College in Weston, Boston, in the De Sales School of Theology and the Theological Union in Washington, D.C. In recent years he has taught in Tangaza College and the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.