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

  • The participants of the Monastic Formators’ Program have spent several weeks at Sant’Anselmo and have proven themselves to be delightful guests. The directors of the program, Fr. Brendan Thomas OSB and Fr. Javier Aparicio OSB, have written a story explaining the program and its value to Benedictine and Cistercian communities.

  • On 3 April, the Most Reverend Abbot Notker Wolf OSB, former Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation, died suddenly. Here is the text of the sermon delivered by Prior Mauritius Wilde during the Sant’Anselmo Memorial Mass and links to the obituary, videos, photos and sermons.

  • Fr. Anselm Grün OSB, author and famous alumnus of Sant’Anselmo, was honored by Pope Francis. Story and photos here.