WINDHOEK PRIORY

In 1920, expulsion of the German Sisters from East Africa allowed the Congregation to start a new mission in South Africa and Southwest Africa, now Namibia. Today, the Priory of Nubuamis, Windhoek serves in pastoral and educational activities in small and rural communities, besides administering the Roman Catholic Hospital of Windhoek.

ADDRESS : Missionary Benedictine Sisters Windhoek (Portion 83, Nubuamis No. 37) / Namibia

TEL : 00264-61-311-700
E-MAIL : mbssec@iway.na

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Thpital next to the cathedral in Windhoek. The incorporation of a large group of Namibian sisters into our Congregation necessitated a larger monastery that was built on dry, hilly land in Nubuamis. The novitiate priory house in Nubuamis, near Windhoek, is relatively new.

The sisters’s former seat was in the Catholic Hose is located here. The sisters also run a small kindergarten. A small community of sisters who work in the hospital remained in the city.

An urgent need for new missionaries arose in South West Africa, now Namibia, after World War I. The only female congregation at that time, the Franciscan Sisters of Nonnenwerth, was requested by their Generalate to leave “Maria Hilf Hospital” in Windhoek, now called “Roman Catholic Hospital”….

To date, the Priory consists of 80 Perpetually Professed Sisters, 28 Temporary Professed Sisters, 5 Novices, 5 Postulants and 3 Aspirants. From the 108 Professed Sisters, there are 88 Namibians, 6 Germans, 1 South African, 4 Filipinas, 3 Koreans, 1 Australian, 1 Angolan, 2 Nigerians, 1 Ugandan and 1 Tanzanian.

The Sisters serve in 11 mission stations and 1 outreach station in the fields of education, health care, pastoral work, farming, catechism and first evangelization, apostolate of prayer, parish work, hostel management and feeding. 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FINAL PROFESSION IN WINDHOEK The names from left to right are:Sr. Emma Aindongo, Sr. Grace Kakweno, Sr. Mercy Gabriel, Sr. Ester Andowa,

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