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I Turned 80 Today

…can’t believe it!

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Malambo or Bust

After four years spent with me here at Olbalbal Fr. Arkado left to open a new mission at Malambo some four hours drive to the North. It took a number of days to get there because of heavy rains and washed out roads. Finally, yesterday, he and Fr. Julieto arrived in time to have Sunday […]

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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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