Senegal - Monastery of Keur Moussa (OSB)

Project 6618 - Formation of two brothers at Sant’ Anselmo



KeurMoussaThe monastery of Keur Moussa was founded in 1963 by St Peter’s of Solesmes (France), following an appeal from the Archbishop of Dakar. A care-centre was built for the people of the surrounding villages, taken over since 1966 by the Benedictine Oblates of Angers. A primary school was set up in 1967 for the children of the village of Keur Moussa which was later entrusted to the diocesan office of Catholic Teaching. It was supplemented by a ‘rural class’ for the formation of young farmers.

The community is known for its liturgy and for its workshop for the fabrication of koras (an African musical instrument) sold all over the world. The community consists of 42 monks, founded at Segueya in Guinea-Conakry.

Two brothers are studying theology at Sant’ Anselmo to gain a licence in theology. They need financial help for this study.


Requested amount: € 4,000

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