Graduation in 2013: St. Benedict Secondary School.
This year at St. Benedict Secondary school 100 students graduated
after four years of secondary school education. St. Benedict Secondary
school now has two campuses; one at Hanga for girls and another at
Coland, three kilometers and west of Hanga, for boys. The guest of honor
for the graduation was Sr. Catarina, OSB, the headmistress of a
neighboring girls’ secondary school in Peramiho run by Benedictine
Missionary nuns. It was a memorable day for the graduating class as it
marked for them the opening of a door to life with education. With this
basic education in the academic world one is able to advance as much
he/she can or wants to. We hope the good formation at Hanga will make
them good citizens.
In the picture: Fr. Angelo Mugaga, OSB, is standing rig.ht next to
the guest of honor, St. Catarina, OSB. The graduates receiving school
The graduating class in front of the abbey church after celebrating
the Holy Mass. A nun was one of the graduates in the class. (Frater
Lucius Matembo, OSB, our reporter, also sneaked in the photos with the
Parents, relatives, and friends participated in the graduation. Parents were given opportunity to speak.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
In the month of October the abbey has been blessed with the visit of a group of visitors from Austria. This is a special group called One World establishe in Austria to make arrangement of tours to Tanzania. Like many visitors they had the opportunity of seeing various places in the country and particularly southern Tanzania including Lake Nyasa. At Hanga they were able to see the workshops and other activities in which the monks are involved. They visited all of our institutions: Hanga Seminary, St. Laurent school, Hanga Trade school, Nakagugu formation house as well as the abbey health center. They also had the opportunity for a day to be will local families and experience African life, a typical day of an African family.
At the dispensary with Br. Lucius Matembo (top) and with Frater Germanus, OSB (bottom).
At the cattle farm with Chiara from Italy (Chiara has been volunteering at the abbey for almost a year).
The visitors saw the garden and the banana farm
In Nakagugu formation house. Frater Odilo Matembo and Frater Martin Mwanyika welcomed the visitors in Nakagugu. Frater Odilo played drum for the visitors.