New Monastery of the Holy Family completed in Mutare

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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The newly constructed Monastery of the Holy Family in Weirmouth in Mutare Diocese.

The Carmelite Nuns in Mutare Diocese have completed construction of their only monastery in Zimbabwe. Construction of the double story monastery started in 2016 and the building is now ready for occupation with eight bedrooms and six work rooms where nuns carry out their different apostolates.

Mother Prioress of the Carmelite Nuns, Sr. Margaret Vargas, pose for a picture with Sr. Justin Nduku and the Social Communications Coordinator for Mutare Diocese, Sr. Marceline Mudambo (
Mother Prioress of the Carmelite Nuns, Sr. Margaret Vargas, pose for a picture with Sr. Justin Nduku and the Social Communications Coordinator for Mutare Diocese, Sr. Marceline Mudambo (left).

The Monastery of the Holy Family in Zimbabwe has seven nuns from different countries including, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain and Zimbabwe. The nuns survive on making alter bread, vestments and candles. They also run a farm where they are engaged in horticulture, rabbit and chicken rearing. The monastery which will be officially opened by a blessing from Bishop Paul Horan, was built through the help of the Church in Need, Little Way and St. Peter Claver. The monastery is located in the Weirmouth area of Mutare urban.

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