Community Life – Recent Events

Inauguration of the Northwestern Provincial Offices

The CDNK Sisters are grateful to God
for the Inauguration of the Northwestern Provincial Offices
in the Archdiocese of Mwanza on October 26, 2019

St. Joseph Wells Project

St. Joseph Wells Project

Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro

July 10 at 3:48 PM

It is with deep gratitude & sincere thankfulness that we, the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro wish to acknowledge the amazing dedication & heartfelt concern regarding the St. Joseph Wells Project for the CDNK sister's schools in Tanzania. The inspiration for this life-giving.project can be credited to Georgiann Lindberg from Michigan and her sister, Suzanne Sherry. They have committed to bringing drilled water to 13 Catholic Schools owned by the CDNK sisters. Thus far, St. Joseph School has clean, drinkable running water as well as the surrounding villagers. Currently they are working on the School of Nursing & Salve Regina School. God is providing this marvelous project through his loving, devoted daughters.

Congratulations to 2019 Graduates

Congratulations to 2019 Graduates

We, the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro, praise God for many blessings!

In June 2019, two CDNK sisters graduated from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana, USA. Sister Mary Dolores Urassa CDNK was awarded bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Counselling Concentration. Sr Rosalia Balele CDNK was awarded master’s degree in Psychology in Education. They were also taking the On-line classes from Loyola University, New Orleans and were both awarded the master’s degree in Practical Theology.

New Ministry in Kondoa Region

The Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro have established a new ministry for the poor in the rural area of Kondoa region.

New Ministry in Kondoa Region

The establishment of the Northwestern Province of the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro (CDNK)

For the first time in the history of The Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro, on July 31, 2018, Sister Theresa Buretta, the Superior General, announced the establishment of the Congregation’s province. The main goal of this province is to facilitate the sisters’ formation, administration and implementation of their missions to all people, especially in the Northwestern part of Tanzania. The Provincial center is located at Igoma in the Catholic Archdiocese of Mwanza.

We the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro are grateful to God for this step forward and we are praying for the good success and well-being of the Province, the Congregation, and for our service to God’s people. We continue praying for the people we are to serve so they may encounter Christ in their daily lives and struggles.

This province will unite all the CDNK Sisters who serve in six dioceses of the northwestern zone of Tanzania, which include, Archdiocese of Mwanza, Archdiocese of Tabora, diocese of Musoma, diocese of Shinyanga, diocese of Bukoba, diocese of Kahama and diocese of Geita.

The provincial leaders were officially inaugurated at the mother house, Huruma Convent, in the Catholic diocese of Moshi in Tanzania on August 15, 2018. With readiness and humble hearts, these leaders have already started their new assignment. These are: Sister Benjamina Buya, CDNK, Sister Mary Magdalena Mmanda, CDNK, Sister Emmanuela Mallya, CDNK, and Sister Anastazia Sala, CDNK.

This guidance from the Vatican in the establishment of the province, links us closely to Pope Francis’ argument to be witnesses of the love of God to the world in which we live. In The Joy of the Gospel, which makes us open to encountering God and our brothers and sisters, Pope Francis states, “It will not fill our hearts if we keep standing by the window with the excuse of waiting for the right time, without accepting this very day the risk of making a decision. Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now! To become a witness of the Lord, here and now.” The growth of our congregation now allows us to fulfill the message of Pope Francis by reaching out to larger geographical areas.

Establishment of the Northwestern Province of the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro

New Graduates

CDNK Sisters recently graduated with Masters' degrees in Theology from the Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans, USA. These Sisters were sponsored by the Hilton Foundation funds.

New Graduates

August 8, 2018 – Final Vows

The Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro are thankful to God for the blessing of twelve nuns who consecrated themselves to God by taking their final vows at the Mother House, Huruma Convent in the diocese of Moshi, Tanzania. This occurred on August 5, 2018.

August 8, 2018 – Final Vows

The Sisters Of Our Lady Of Kilimanjaro (CDNK) Holds The 7th General Chapter

The two-month long 7th General Chapter of the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro, held from November 4, 2013 to December 16, 2013 ended successfully with the election of the New Superior General, Sister Theresia Buretta and five consultors who will work with her in all administrative duties of the Congregation for the six years of her tenure of office.

The purpose of this 7th General Chapter was to explore ways and means of enabling every Sister in the Congregation to be able to fully and unreservedly, contribute to the Congregation's main goal – i,e. to Praise God by living the Gospel Message in and through the Church and the community she is assigned to.

Among the issues discussed at the General Chapter included: The Sisters Spiritual growth, the Apostolate and the Services of every member for the well-being of the Congregation, the Church and the entire human person.

With A grateful heart, every CDNK member praises God and prays for the new Administration, to embrace its new duties and responsibilities, with love and commitment, and vows to help it to succeed for God's Glory and the salvation of the human race - as the Congregation's Charism states:

“Do all things for the Glory of God and for the Salvation of humanity.”

August 6, 2013 - Jubilee Celebration

August, 2013 - CDNK Sisters' Retreat

The importance of retreats as an integral part of our spiritual growth.

August, 2013 - The Congregation been blessed with 12 Nuns who made their Final Vows.

June, 2012 - Graduation Ceremony – a CDNK member awarded a Medicine Degree in Ohio, USA

June 23, 2011 - Procession of celebrating Corpus Christi