Abbey   Hanga

Benedictine Abbey

juridic titleAbbey
type of monastery 140 monks CongregationOttilien Congregation (Ott)address Benedictine Abbey
St. Maurus, Hanga
P.O. Box 217
GMT offsetGMT+02:00
Telephone The number in parenthesis to be skipped when calling from abroad. +255 025 2600997 +255 025 2600970
fax +255 025 2600997
email address
Email of the
closest major city Songea
busSongea (0) (0)

missionary work
other pastoral activities1. St.Benedict`s Co-educational Secondary School
2. Vocational Training School for preparing the youth to become skilled artisans, such as mechanics, tailors, masonry, agriculture, carpentry
3. St. Laurentius`Kindergarten
4. St. Bernard`s Dispensary Hanga
printing and editing Confreres running and managing the Tanganyika Mission Press in Kipalala, Tabora owned by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference and print religious and school books

History:1957 founded by Peramiho Abbey
1960 simple Priory
1971 conventual Priory, Prior Gregory Mwageni O.S.B.
1993 raised to status of Abbey: Abbot Alcuin Nyirenda O.S.B. first abbot
2004 Thadei Mhagama O.S.B., second abbot