Atiman House in Dar es Salaam

The annual meeting of the three Spiritual Year Formation Centres of our Society took place recently in Tanzania.Atiman House in Dar es Salaam The confreres had time to share views and experiences and Luigi Morell gave an input on Evangelical Counsels which brought lots of discussion.
The confreres were welcomed by Vincent Tran and Patrick Norah at Atiman House in Dar es Salaam. They were Grégoire Milombo and Prosper Mbusa from Bobo-Dioulasso, Ferdinand Van Campen from Arusha and Francis Bomansaan with Patrick Bataille from Lua Luo Kasama. Also present; Sergio Villasenor from the General Counsel, Jean-Michel Laurent as Secretary to the formation, Luigi Morell as facilitator, Victor Lijaji as translator and Anselme Somda as secretary.
The participants enjoyed an outing at the Spiritan Center in Bagamoyo. They also visited the museum, had a nice meal and some of them enjoyed a swim in the ocean.
Reported by Patrick Bataille, M.Afr
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White Fathers’ House
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The White Fathers’ House (also known as Atiman House) is a historical building in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is located in Sokoine Street, north-est of St. Joseph’s Cathedral. It is named after the White Fathers, as the building has been the seat of their mission since 1922. The alternative name of “Atiman” refers to Adrian Atiman, an African physician who was freed from slavery in Nigeria by the White Fathers and later served in Tanzania until his death, in 1924.
The building is believed to have been built in the 1860s (possibly 1866) as a harem for Sultan Majid of Zanzibar. In 1922, it was sold to the White Fathers, and became their main base in East Africa. The building is open to visitors and has a little exhibit with old pictures of Dar’s sea front, dating back to the years of German rule (early 20th century).
Bagamoyo: Spiritan Center
Some 70km north of Dar es Salaam, on the coast opposite the southern tip of Zanzibar, Bagamoyo was once one of the most important trading ports on the East African coast. The former capital of German East Africa, it is now the center of some building in the region. Bagamoyo however has increased in importance today. Missionary Spirit Travel will guide you to rediscover the roots of the Holy Ghost Congregation (Spiritans) in East Africa. This historical background from the first Spiritan Missionaries who came into East Africa over 100 years ago can be vitalised by the presence of a cross, cemeteries, museums and other ethnographica material.
Also a church.
China is investing US $10B to make Bagamoyo the most important port in Africa by 2017. READ MORE

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3 thoughts on “Atiman House in Dar es Salaam

  1. Rémi Bara

    Je viens d’apprendre le décès du Père Jean Raphaël Romand Monnier, dans son Jura natal. Il est mort très sereinement. En 2000 mon épouse et moi-même et mon fils Robin, 12 ans à l’époque sommes venus faire un Safari avec le père Jean Raphaël, notre ami. A Arusha nous avions rencontré le père Don Anderson, une rencontre inoubliable pour nous tous. Robin a gardé un excellent souvenir du Père Don Anderson. Merci de prévenir le Père Don Anderson ainsi que votre communauté.
    Jean Raphaël a fini sa vie dans son pays natal, lisant beaucoup, toujours à l’écoute de l’actualité mondiale. Toujours aussi intéressant à rencontrer.
    Amitiés à tous.
    Rémi Bara

  2. Rev.Christopher Mbuga

    The place is marvelous. The hosts are incredibly generous and welcoming. You feel at home in a tranquil and accommodating environment. A big up to all of you. May The Almighty bless you and keep in His loving and caring hands

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