Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monks Say Goodbye to an Abbey Cook

Among the employees at the abbey kitchen at Hanga Abbey are Benedictine nuns from Imiliwaha Sisters in Njombe diocese in the southern highlands of Tanzania. This late April 2015 one of the three nuns in the kitchen, Sister Hosana Nkwera, OSB,  was reassigned to another responsibility by her superiors. In recognition for her outstanding service in the kitchen the monks held a farewell dinner for her.

In that dinner something shocked all the monks. Sr. Hosana explained that she was a survivor of a sunken boat in Lake Nyasa back in 1989, the story which  shocked with sadness many people back then and even today. We wish Sister Hasana all blessings in her new assignment.

Below are some photos of Sr. Hosana at the reception dinner

Above Sr. Hosana delivering a speech which included how he survived 10 hours in water/lake Nyasa after their bout was storm wrecked

Belos Prior Jerome Mlelwa gives Sr. Hosana a goobye hand

Sr. Hosana is receing a special travelers blessing from Bishop Placidus Nkakalanga, OSB, and Fr. Gregory Mwageni, OSB.

Sub-prior John de Sahaguni presents a gift to Sr. Hosana.
Frater Wenceslaus and Frater Ludger also had special goodbye chat with Sr. Hosana


1 comment:

  1. I remember that terrible boat accident on Lake Nyasa. It seems God desired that Sister Hosana should survive, against incredible odds, so she could continue to do His work. May He continue to bless her in her new role.