Sunday, July 23, 2017

Celebrating Jubilees and Monastic Professions, 2017

July 11th, 2017 it was a memorable day for the monks of Hanga Abbey. Some of their members celebrated jubilees and some made their monastic professions. Frater Alfons Kibiki, OSB, celebrated his 50 jubilee of monastic profession. Fr. Ludovick Kapinga, OSB, celebrated his 25 anniversary in his priesthood. In the 25th monastic life anniversary celebration were Fraters Patrick Mwinuka, OSB, Melkior Logo and Eusebius Msomi, OSB. Four novices made their first monastic professions.

The archibishop of Songea, Rev. Damian Dallu, presided at the mass and abbot Octavian Massingo, OSB, conducted the ritual for renewal of vows of the jubilarians and received the four novices into monastic professions.

Better yet, a day before, eight young men were received in the postulancy. These eight men will begin monastic training as novices in a year. And five former postulants were admitted to the stage of canonical year of monastic training.

Thanks be to God for the blessing with vocations at the abbey.

Frate Alfons Kibiki, OSB, holding his jubilee wooden staff.

The Jubilarians: from left, Fr. Ludovick Kapainga, OSB, Frater Robert Nziku, OSB (of Mvimwa - 25 monastic nniversary), Frater Eusebius Msomi, OSB, Frater Melkior Logo, OSB, Frater Patrick Mwinuka, OSB, and Frater Alfons Kibiki, OSB.

The five newly professed monks

The eight postulants

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