Monday, March 30, 2015

Nuns from Namibia to Study at Hanga Trade School

The fame of Hanga Trade School, one of Hanga Abbey schools, seems to have gotten reputation even beyond Tanzanian frontiers. This year, 2015, the school began with a surprise of two Benedictine nuns from Oshikuku in Namibia, South West Africa, joining the school. Indeed it is a great joy to Hanga Abbey to be of service to people even beyond Tanzania for such is the achievement in the missionary work. The two nuns are Sister Hifilonya Saima Twamoneni, OSB, and Sister Lidia Shithigona, OSB. We warmly welcome them and hope that their time and studies at Hanga will be fruitful to them and their community in Namibia.

In the pictures are the nuns from Namibia

Celabrating Palm Sunday at Hanga Abbey, 2015.

It is customary at Hanga Abbey to celebrate together Palm Sunday, the monks and with all students from all abbey schools. So again this year on Sunday March 30th, 2015, the monks and students had the Holy Mass together in the abbey church. The Palm Sunday Mass Liturgy began by blessing of the palms at St. Pirmin Guest House followed by a procession to the abbey church. The presider at the Mass was Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, the abbot of Hanga Abbey. Concelebrating at mass were other priests: Fr. Gregory Mwageni, OSB, Fr. Mugaga Mselle, OSB, Fr. Chrysostom Mukulasi, OSB, Fr. Charles, OSB, Fr. Bruno Haule, OSB, and Fr. Novatus Ngonyani, OSB.

Students of Hanga Religious Seminary choir led the congregation in singing during the Mass. It was a good Mass and blessed moment the community of the abbey and the students to be together.

See some pictures of procession and the celebration of the Holy Mass in the abbey church.

Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, in the processing with Fr. Gregory Mwageni, OSB, on his left.
Below: students and monks in the procession.

Below: at Mass in the abbey church