Inauguration of the International Novitiate
8thSeptember 2017, Poli Singisi, Tanzania
Words of the General Superior to all the Participants of the celebration:
Today, on September8ththe Church celebrates the feast of the Birth of our Blessed Mother. This day is also very significant and historical for us Pallottine Missionary Sisters, who will give birth to a new International Novitiate here in Poli Singisi, Tanzania. This initiative of creating an International Novitiatefor our entire congregation had a few reasons: to spread our charism and carry on the mission work entrusted to us by God; to bring closer unity and collaboration among all the members of our Congregation, and to form mature and courages missionaries and disciples of different nationalities and cultures, who through diversity, but in unity, will carry on the Joy of the Gospel through the Pallottine Charism, and through their testimony of faith, love and hope, as well as lives and works - to the nations.
It is with great honor and with traditional songs and dances, the Sisters welcomed the Superior General Sr. Izabela Świerad for an historic event – to inaugurate the International Novitiate in Poli Singisi, Arusha and to hold a Continental Meeting of Major Superiors of Africa, India and Brazil. Sr. Izabela was accompanied by the Superior General of the Roman Pallottine Sisters, Sr. Ivete Garlet and her Councillor, Sr. Stella Marotta. They arrived on 31 August at Kilimanjaro International airport. This invitation to visit our mission in Tanzania has come as a result of the historical celebration which was held on the feast of Pentecost at Pia Casa in Rome, the birth place of the Pallottine Sisters, and from their hearts’ desire to work towards unification of two Sisterly Congregation.
Karibu in Tanzania!
Enthusiasm and happiness to follow the Lord to the end of the world. Our Postulants from Brasil, Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon and Tanzania are already on the threshold of the Novitiate! Here is the joyful face of the Universal Church!
The Arrival of Novices from Brasil
Joy in Christ
In May the English Tanzanian Province took an historical step by opening a new community outside Tanzania where they have been working since 1990. In response to an invitation from Fr. Pullan, the Provincial Superior of the Prabhu Prakash Province, Nagpur, India, on May 15th 2017, 2 Sisters travelled to Zambia to work with the Indian Pallottine priests at their mission about 40 Km. outside of Lusaka. Srs. Sesilia P. Kimario and Veronica M. Ghuliku were accompanied by Sr. Redempta Mallya, Vice Provincial. These Sisters were warmly welcomed by the Superior, Fr. Shaji Mathew, SAC and Fr. Jophin, SAC, and were given all the help they needed to settle down and begin their apostolate.
Fr. Drazan Klapez said that we would like to welcome your community into our Parish of Dakawa, and also into the Diocese of Morogoro. We need your help and we are hoping that you will be able to help us to raise the education in here, especially among the pastoral tribes. This special invitation of the parish priest was given to us on Christmas Day during the Year of Mercy.
New Venture - International Novitiate
With immense joy, Tanzanian Sisters welcomed Sr. Izabela Swierad, Superior General and Sr. Josephina D’ Souza, Vice General at Poli Singisi community, Arusha – Tanzania. The purpose of the visit was to do the preliminary study for establishing the International Novitiate in Tanzania, which was discussed at the XXth General Chapter in July 2016.
The 50th Provincial Chapter of Mary Queen of Peace Province was held from 03 - 09 December 2016 in Poli Singisi Tanzania. The opening Holy Mass was celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Auxiliary Bishop, Prosper Lyimo from the Archdiocese of Arusha. In his homily, he encouraged the Sisters to look forward with hope and venture into new ministries of evangelization in the remote areas of Tanzania.
With great joy and gratitude, the Silver Jubilee of the arrival of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters on Tanzanian soil was celebrated on June 25th, 2015 in Siuyu, Singida. This historical event was organized with the collaboration of Sisters and the lay people of different parishes. The choir recorded a CD called Jubilee Gift, and a colourful Jubilee booklet was printed for this occasion.