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Epiphany in Arusha


The liturgical feast of Epiphany in the Church of Tanzania was celebrated on Sunday, January 3rd. However, as a Pallottine family, we kept our tradition of celebrating on the 6th of January. Our two communities: the International Novitiate and the Leadership Community joined together for the celebration. We also invited the Pallottine Fathers and Brothers who work in Arusha and outside, and were able to join us. As a custom on this day, we also invited our workers and the neighboring religious communities. The Sisters of St. Elizabeth Congregation also joined us on this joyful day.


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The solemn Mass was presided over by Father John Onna SAC, Superior of the East African Delegation. The liturgy was filled with songs and prayers in various languages. After Mass, we moved to our garden for dinner. The Novices prepared a lot of many games and dances, which brought everyone joy. Everyone had a good time as evidenced by no one being in a hurry to go home. We were very happy that we could share our Pallottine charism with the Sisters of St. Elisabeth – our neighbors, as well as our collaborators. We trust that the experience of prayer and agape will strengthen our ties and cooperation within the Pallottine family.

Sr. Małgorzata Lech SAC, Tanzania