Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mr. Alois Sanga, A Former Employee of Hanga Abbey, Dies

 On Monday January 13, 2014 Mr. Alois Sanga died of malaria and stomach complications at Peramiho hospital. Mr. Alois once in the 1950's was a monk of the abbey but then left and got married. Thanks to him though one of his son is now a monk of the abbey - Frater Onesmo Sanga, OSB.

Mr. Sanga was a man of few words, gentle, patient and hard working. Mr. Alois has been a teacher for most of his life. Back in the 1960's, for a few years, he taught as the abbey elementary school which now is Hanga Religious Seminary. Recently for about ten years he has been teaching at the abbey St. Laurent Elementr & Primary school.
In the photo below Mr. Alois (in black suit) with his son, a monk, Frater Onesmo Sanga, OSB

He will be missed by many of us the monks, villagers of Hanga, St. Laurent school students and his family. May he rest in peace.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Videos on Clean Water Project by Hanga Abbey

Water Project: need and solutions

Frater Jerome Mlelwa, OSB, named the Prior of Hanga Abbey

Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, of Hanga Abbey, has appointed Frater Jerome Mlelwa, OSB, to be the prior of the abbey. The appointement comes following the new assignment of the former prior Frater Odo Nanyanje, OSB, who is going to Katibunga monastery in Zambia to be a formator. Abbot Thadei made the announcement to the monks about the new prior on Christmas day.
Frater Jerome Mlelwa is taking this position for the second time. Once he was a prior under the resigned abbot Alcuin Nyirenda, OSB. Frater Jerome has also been the head of Kurasini Guest House in Dar es Salaam for a number of years before he returned to the abbey in 2011. By trade Frt. Jerome has a diploma in auto-mechanics. As to this appointment he is has been the head of the abbey auto-mechanic and will continue with the job meanwhile he is the prior. See the photo of Prior Jerome Mlewa above. Below fro left; Abbot Thadei, Prior Jerome and Br. Julian
Abbot Thadei also welcomed Br. Julian Glienke, OSB, from Muensterschwrzach abbey in Germany. Br. Julian will stay at the abbey for a year an half teaching in abbey schools. The Brother is expert in music and history. We warmly welcome Br. Julian to our Hanga Abbey community and wish him good stay with us. See Br. Glienke in the photo below.