My name is Charles Kato, O.P. I belong to the Vicariate of Eastern Africa, which is under the Province of St. Joseph in the United States of America. I took my solemn vows in July 2005. My six years as a brother in simple vows in the Dominican order have enabled me to grow in holiness and love God and my neighbours. Because of this, I made the decision to remain a Dominican for the rest of my life. And I believe with the help of God and my brothers I will preach the crucified Jesus for the sake of the salvation of souls.
As a brother in the Order of Preachers, my life is designed in a way which challenges but also helps me to grow to love God and other people. Everyday we have community prayer, share meals together, have recreation, daily celebration of the Eucharist and common meditation. All these aspects help to prepare me for the ministry of preaching. All the years I have been in the Order, I have realized that much importance is put on study. This is not to take place for a few years, for example, during the first circle of studies but that study is for the entire Dominican life. I am interested in studying Philosophy and to be able to teach at university level. In the Order there is the freedom to pursue the choice of studies with the support and encouragement of my brothers. I strongly feel that, studies should be balanced with other aspects of Dominican life for example, ministry, community life, prayer, and celebration of the Eucharist.