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Yohana Breaks His Arm

We had the installation of our new bishop last Sunday. I did not attend because I received a phone call that one of my students, a senior in high school, broke his arm while playing football. I went to the school about a half hour from Arusha and picked him up early Sunday morning. I […]

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Expired Med Tragedy

Last week a cow became sick at a Maasai village in our area. The owner of the animal went to the shops to look for medicine. The only thing available was a small vial of medicine for injection and he bought it, took the vial home and injected his cow that straightaway died. As is […]

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New Bishop in Arusha

Our diocese of Arusha has a new bishop, Isaac Amani. …no idea yet what he will be like.

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Spiritans mark 150 years in Tanzania

We Spiritans arrived Bagamoyo on the coast 150 years ago, bringing the good news of Jesus to mainland Tanzania. Consequently, this year the Catholic Church of Tanzania is celebrating 150 years of Christianity. To mark this special year a cross is being carried around to all the parishes and Christian communities. We had the cross […]

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Busy Easter

Holy Week and Easter was busy time as usual. This year was complicated by heavy rains, washed out roads and minor car trouble. Next Sunday we welcome our new bishop with a big celebration in our main town of Arusha.

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Palm Sunday Donkey

Fr. Dennis of Nainokanoka mission here at Ngorongoro went above and beyond to instill realism into the Palm Sunday procession. Our roads get worse and worse here due to the rainy season.

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Letter to Drowned Missionary from the Priest he saved

Dear Adam, What can I say to a friend who lost his life while saving mine? It’s hard to articulate my feelings in words. Adam, you are a saint who lived next to my room. I never realized how big your heart was. Many a time you sacrificed your time and resources for me and for others. […]

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Maasai Missionary Drowned

A terrible thing happened earlier this week. One of the two Society of African Mission missionaries that was scheduled to open the new Maasai mission at Malambo with Fr. Arkado of Olbalbal drowned. The 35 year old SMA priest was attending a six month renewal program near Dar es Salaam. The program is being sponsored […]

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Fr. Arkado leaves Olbalbal for Malambo

We had the send off for Arkado today. Many people came from our different places and we had a good liturgy with plenty of singing. Arkado received many gifts, a goat, honey, blankets and other stuff. Afterward there was rice, potatoes and meat for everyone. He leaves tomorrow. Fr. Arkado is now leaving Olbalbal to […]

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