top left: Deacon Frater Masingo with his young brother Venance Masingo and archbishop Nortbet Mtega, of archdiocese of Songea.
Bottom: Deacon Frater Octavian Masingo, OSB, with his young brother Venance Masingo.
On the 6th of January 2010 the community of St. Maurus Hanga Abbey was happy to have one of their members, Br. Octavian Masingo, OSB, become a cleric by being ordained a transitional deacon toward priesthood. Bishop Alfred Maluma of Njome diocese ordained Brother at the cathedral of the archdiocese of Songea on the day that the archibishop of Songea, Norbert Mtega, was enaugurating his 25th anniversary as a bishop.
Br. Octavian comes from Dung'unyi parish is Singida - northern Tanzania. He made his first monastic vows in 2003 and his final profession in 2009 as a benedictine of St. Maurus Hanga Abbey. He studies his theology at Peramiho Major seminary in archdiocese of Songea. We are praying and looking forward to his ordination to priesthood this summer 2010.