Early November 2012 the superiors and represenatatives of the Benedictin Union of Tanzania met at Hanga Abbey for their regular annual meeting. This Union was established to foster fraternity among Benedictine communities of Tanzania. During the meeting members have the opportunity to share their experiences in their reliogious lives as well as their struggles, successes, economic endeavors and spiritual lives. Currently the president of the Union is Abbot Dionis, OSB of Ndanda Abbey in Mtwara. The communities represented in the meeting were Ndanda Abbey (Abbot Dionis), Peremiho Abbey (Prior Fidelis, OSB, and Fr. Steven Komba, OSB), Hanga Abbey (Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, Frater Theodory, OSB, and Frater Anno, OSB), Mvimwa Abbey (Fr. Kayombo, OSB); Chipole convent (Sr.Mfurahishi, OSB), Mafinga Camaldolese (Sr. Pascalina, OSB); Ndolo Convent (Sr. Joachim Mnunduma, OSB); Benedictine Missionaries of Tutzing (Sr. Roseann, OSB, Sr. Hildegard, OSB) as well as Imiliwaha convent (Njombe).
The monks of Hanga Abbey were happy to host the guests and welcome them back to enjoy the new St. Pirmin guest house facilities.
The photos below show those who attended the meeting and sections of them in the meeting sessions.