Monday, August 29, 2016

Jubilees and Professions at Hanga Abbey, 2016

This year 2016, the monks of Hanga Abbey have the joy of congratulating three monks celebrating their 25th anniversaries, three monks making their solemn perpetual vows, and seven confreres making their first monastic profession. The occasion took place on Thursday August 25 at the abbey. Abbot Octavian Massingo, OSB, presided and preached at the ceremony mass.
Celebrating their jubilee  year of monastic life were Fr. Salvatory Ngimbudzi, OSB, and Fr. Chrisostom Mukulasi, OSB; whereas Fr. Angelo Mugaga Mselle, OSB, celebrated his 25th priesthood anniversary. Frater Edgar Mwalongo, OSB, Frater Boniface Sanga, OSB, and Frater Fraternus Muhwajuki, OSB, made their final solemn profession.

Abbot Octavian Massingo, OSB, preaching at Mass

Front row from left: Frater Fraternus, Prior Jerome, Frater Boniface and Frater Edgar. Behind: the newly professed monks.
Jubilarians Fathers Salvatory, Chrisostom and Mugaga sitting during Mass

                      The newly professed monks

 Fr. Chrisostom giving holy communion during holy mass

Fr. Salvatory giving holy communion during holy mass

Fr. Mugaga and Fr. Chrisostom giving holy communion during holy mass

Retired abbot Thadei Mhagama delivering a speech during the ceremony

Abbot Octavian Massingo with the jubilarians, the newly professed, and solemn professed monks

Four young men were received into novitiate on the 24th August.

The abbey has six postulants for the year 2016 since August,

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