South Africa - Benedictine Sisters of Twasana
Project 6648 - Participation of four sisters
in the meeting of the association Sainte-Mechtilde
The Sainte-Mechtilde association brings together several indigenous congregations in southern Africa:
• Sisters of Oshikuku (Namibia),
• Sisters of Twasana (South Africa),
• Sisters of St. Agnes (Tanzania),
• Sisters of Ndanda (Tanzania),
• Sisters of Christ the King (Christ the King, South Africa).
The association meets once a year. Its purpose is to help each congregation preserve and interpret its spiritual heritage; to become a link between the Apostolic See and the different monasteries; to provide a common standard that connects all members of the association; to enrich and produce mutual support.
The indigenous congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Twasana was founded by Bishop Thomas Spreiter in 1929, and officially recognized by Rome in 1933. The sisters have since founded several convents. Many sisters have an apostolate in parishes, schools, etc. They also have a farm.
Four sisters will attend the meeting of the association Sainte-Mechtilde which will take place from June 26 to July 2, 2019 in Chipole (Tanzania) on the theme of celibacy. Financial assistance would be required for travel expenses.
Requested amount: € 2,890