Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Wedding Ceremony of an Abbey Employee

It was Theodora Mpagike being married to Mr. Michael Mbiro this last September 2014. Ms. Theodora has a certificate in dentistry and has been working at the Abbey Health Center for ten years. With that many years at the Health Center she is well known by the villagers. Consequently her wedding was phenomenal. It drew a big crowd at the Catholic parish church at Hanga village. The wedding was officiated by Fr. Frown Tindwa, a former student of St. Benedict Secondary school, one of the abbey's school. Fr. Tindwa is a relative of Mr. Michael. Mr. Mbiro and her wife Theodora have a two year old daughter who was baptized on the same wedding day. Congratulations to Mr. Michael Mbiro and Theodara for their commitment to life together. We wish them many God's blessings.

In the photos are sections of the wedding ceremony.

In the photo above from left Theodora Mpagike, (in wreath)  her daughter, Fr. Frowin Tinda and Mr. Michael Mbiro.

Exchanging wedding rings - below.
Many villagers of Hanga attended the wedding.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Frater Stanislaus, OSB, Graduates in Medical Studies

On August 26, 2014  at the University of St. Augustine in Mwanza run by Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops of Tanzania Frater Stanislaus Mwinuka, OSB, had graduation ceremony finishing his training to be a Clinical Officer. He becomes the first monk of Hanga Abbey to have the diploma in the field. Indeed he is being waited for eagerly at Hanga Health Center for his expertise. We thank those who sponsored for his studies. Later on we expect Frater Stanislaus to continue on with training in optometry. We wish him success in all his endeavors.

Below are some pictures of Frater Stanislaus graduation day.

DSC00849ClassmatesAll are Benedictins-Medical studentsBr.Stan OSB and Sr.Ruth OSB

All are religious from different Community in Tanzania-Graduarating