The 4th of January, 2013, was really a day marking beginning a year with blessings for Hanga Abbey. Monks were are happy to have their fellow monk being ordained to deaconate as a step to priesthood. With the need and shortage of priests in the community, this indeed is a very good news to have more monks with capacity of serving the people of God at the level of sacramental administration. We congratulate Frater Ansgar and look forward to his ordination to priesthood. With him there were four other men ordained to deaconate for the archdiocese of Songea. Archbishop Norbert Mtega of the archdiocese ordained the five men.
Deacon Frater Ansgar with Archbishop Nortbert Mtega of Songea and
Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, after the ordination mass at Songea
Frater Ansgar (first from left on the front line) with with four
other deacons for the Archdiocese of Songea who were ordained during the
Further below Frater Ansgar smiling at the photographer Frater Lucius
Matembo, OSB. On the right the new deacon at task during mass reading