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.
The 25th of June 2014 was a day of great joy and celebration in the community of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in Siuyu and for the families of Sr. Agnes Joseph Ganus and Sr. Dorothea Laurenti Lyimu. It was the day of their Final Profession. We, Pallottine Sisters, thank God for the gift of their vocation to our congregation, and we thank their parents for generously offering their daughters to the service of the Church through our Congregation. Sr. Agnes is from the Diocese of Bukoba and Sr. Dorothea is from the Singida Diocese.
The Pallottine Missionary Sisters had their 49th English Provincial Chapter from 29th June to 6th July 2013. This was a historical event as it was the first Provincial Chapter held in Tanzania. It was conducted in awareness of the Year of Faith and during the year that the Pallottine Missionary Sisters and the Roman Pallotines celebrated Pentecost together to commemorate 175 years since the founding of the two congregations in Rome in 1838.
The Pallottine Sisters have been in Tanzania since 1990 and opened Pallotti Secondary School in 1995. The communities in Siuyu, Singida and Poli-Singisi, Arusha are comprised of forty-one Tanzanian Sisters, three Europeans from English Province and six Novices. They are all involved in Education, Health Care, and Community Apostolates while others are studying.
During this Jubilee Year of our Pallottine family we were honoured in Tanzania to host a Superiors Workshop for the leaders of our communities in Africa and India. It was organised by the General Administration under the theme ‘Through the Love of the Spirit, be Servants to Each Other’ (Gal 5:13). The focus was on Sieger Kooder’s expressive Icon of Jesus washing the feet of Peter. (John 14. 1-7).
On January 6th, the feast of the Epiphany, three Novices from the Pallottine Missionary Sisters - Sr. Adria D. Mtefu, Sr. Lilian J. Moshi and Sr. Maria C. Massawe professed their First Vows during a solemn Holy Mass in the Noviciate Chapel in Poli Singisi, Arusha.