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 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


Welcome IJP 2024

 On April 2, our two sisters for the International Juniorate Program 2024 were officially welcomed in a short


After beginnings in Swakopmund and opening mission stations in Kavango and Owamboland the sisters took over the administration of Roman Catholic Hospital 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. In the year 2000 the new Priory House with novitiate was blessed

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”.

In 1920 the first Missionary Benedictine Sisters arrived in Swakopmund at the coast and soon they opened mission stations in the rural areas of Kavango and Owamboland. In 1923 they took over the administration of the Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek. From a predominantly German community the priory developed into an intercultural community with many good local vocations, ready to serve as missionaries in other parts of the world.
Today the more than 100 Sisters of different nationalities serve in 14 mission stations in the fields of education, health care, pastoral work, farming, catechism and first evangelization, apostolate of prayer, parish work, hostel management and feeding.



Pray for First Profession in Windhoek

The Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing,  Windheok Priory  cordially invite you  to the Eucharistic Celebration with the Rite of First Profession  of  Novice Christina Mungeli Novice

OBLATES’ NEWS – Windhoek, Namibia

Annual Oblates’ Recollection and Renewal of Oblation     The Annual Recollection Day of the Oblates and Oblate Candidates of St. Benedict was held at St.