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Tanzanian Mission

The UMI Congrgation founded in 1649 extended its frontier to Indian Soil in 1934 and having firmly rooted in India. It began looking out for new expansion. The invitation from the Archbishop of Songea, Tanzania sent through Fr.Chacko C.M became a reality, after a lot of correspondence and formal visit by our ex Mother General Giovanna Alberoni and the Provincial Superior of Sacred Heart Province Sr.Vandana Fernandes in July 2000. Srs.Geena vegathanam, Alinda Jose Kalluvellikunnel and Sucorrine Rebello formed the Pioneering group.
May 11th 2001 the pioneering group with zeal and enthusiasm bade good-bye to the motherland India along with Sr.Vandana. May 14th they reached Songea by covering 1000 Km. Archbishop Norbert Mtega along with many priest, Sisters and Parishners welcomed them with blowing of horns, drumming and shrills.

p>Sisters began their mission in teaching in one the diocesan schools in Songea .

1st House in Songea

On 11th September 2004 we have started our Formation House Lihwena. Sr.Succorin Rebello and Sr.Pius Porangal were the first formators who instilled in the formees the spirituality nd charism of our Blessed Brigida Morello.

The long cherished dream of the Tanzanian Mission was realized on 9th July 2011. We joined our hearts in Thanksgiving to the Lord and Our Foundress Blessed M. Brigida, as we celebrated the first indigenous vocations of Sr.Petronilla Mgani and Sr.Salome Mwenda. They are the first fruits of our Tanzanian Mission. Oh! What joy it was to witness the twin-born Tanzanian Ursulines!

First Gifts from the Lord to Ursuline Family


p>Our mission started growing in Tanzania with the commitment, hard work and efforts of our sisters. In 2012 Sr.Geena Vengathanam is appointed as Mission Superior of Tanzanian Mission.

Sr. Geena Vengathanam 1st Mission Superior

At present We have 7 communities and 25 sisters working in three dioceses of Tanzania witnessing the compassionate love of God to all. Our sisters are involved in education, health care and socio pastoral specially for the poor and the marginalized.

Joyful moments with children
Growing mission in Tanzania

We are blessed to have 14 professed sisters and a good number of formees in different stages of our Formation.

Young buds to bloom