On Wednesday, 28 April 2021, the African Language Group produced “Messa Africana” as part of Collegio Sant’Anselmo’s custom of celebrating Mass in different languages every month. The Masses and subsequent festive suppers serve as a multicultural exposures to the home countries of our international residents.

The Mass was conducted in the Igbo language of Nigeria, with the Kyrie in the Wolof of Senegal; the Sanctus in the Creole of Senegal; the Our Father in the Malinke of Guinea; the Agnus Dei in the Swahili of Kenya and Tanzania; and the recessional hymn in English and a mixture of Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa.

It was a lively and joyful Mass celebration, presided over by Augustine Uzodigwe, a priest of the Diocese of Awka in Nigeria. The choir and instrumentalists were conducted by Kingsley Nze, a priest of the Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria.

Video used with permission of Fr. Ruberval Monteiro

Altre Notizie

  • On Sunday, 10 September, The Fifth International Oblate Congress, entitled, “Moving Forward: Living the Wisdom of The Rule”, began with an opening welcome by Abbot Primate Gregory Polan and a German Mass presided by former-Abbot Primate Notker Wolf. Story and photos here.

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  • The schola of Benedictine monks of Sant'Anselmo and the Byzantine choir "Psalterion" from Greece performed hymns of the Resurrection of the Lord and of the Divine Liturgy. Story, photos and video here.