Thursday, July 13, 2017

St. Anthony's Friary, Bahati

 Brother Andrea is a chaplain to the Little sisters of St. Francis. A congregation founded in Uganda but today well spread out in some African countries.....the sisters have a big Novitiate with 25 Novices.....

 Friar Andrea lives alone and some times post novice friars are sent for experience.....since last three years the Custody has taken charge of this mission.....there is a parish where friar Andrea renders his services on Sunday and important days...
 Friar Andrea teaches four subjects to the Novices.....they are very happy with his fatherly presence....i spoke to the novices for about 45 minutes.....they had a lot of questions about Franciscan spirituality...
 The campus is very big....there are two schools.....one primary and secondary.....both owned by the diocese but sisters are running them....

 This is the Novitiate block......it is all green because it is winter now,,,,it rains too...


 The sisters have given a small plot of land which friar andrea cultivates....its a maze season.....the air is filled with smell of fried maze...yummy with salt and chilly powder....i tried......
 This is the house where Friar Andrea lives....i also spent the night here....

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