1. In March, during Lenten season, the novices from our three Benedictine abbeys of Hanga, Mvimwa and Peramiho met at Hanga abbey for a seminar of a week. Also there were novices from the diocesan monastery of St. Paul in Lighano of the archdiocese of Songea. The instructor for the seminar was a nun from St. Getrude convent of Imiliwaha in Njome diocese. Indeed it was a great opportunity for these youngsters to be together for social time and spiritual nourishment. To all of us it is encouraging to see these young men in formation, a hope for the future of our religious communities. God be blessed!