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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Catholic Youths Meet at Hanga Abbey During Easter
It is customary for the Catholic organization in Tanzania the so called Tanzania Young Christian Students (TYCS) to have meetings during the week before Easter. This is an organization in Tanzania includes mostly students from Secondary Schools and some colleges; and each diocese forms a body of TYCS branch part of the whole country. This year in the archdiocese of Songea the students of TYCS from different schools, totaling 100, met at Hanga Abbey for their regular Easter Conference under their Chaplain Fr. Luxford Lugongo. Abbot Thadei Mhagama, OSB, welcomed the students at mass on the first day of their arrival. The Vicar General of the archdiocese of Songea, Reverend Camilius Haule was there on Monday after Easter Sunday for mass celebration for the closure of the conference. The students were accommodated at St. Pirmin's Guest House. We welcome the organization to hold their meetings at our facility in the future.
Pictured below are the TYCS members in the Abbey church processing after the Holy Mass
Above at the front-center (in white cassock) is Fr. Camilius Haule, Vicar General of the archdiocese of Songea taking picture with members of the TYCS.