Special Need: Clean Water Project
Greetings from all the monks at Christ the King Priory in Schuyler.
Thank you for visiting our webpages, informing yourself about our ministries and following up on projects we have supported in 2018 thanks to the generosity of so many friends. Project updates can be found under the blog section of the Mission House.
Fr. Thomas Njue, O.S.B. , overseeing the “clean water project” in Peramiho, informed me that the construction of the underground water tank is progressing, however slower than anticipated. The estimated cost of materials has gone up since the project was introduced to the Conference of Mission Procurators in 2017.
I therefore take the initiative of posting this message under “current appeal” and trust that we can provide additional funds so that Peramiho Abbey will manage to pay its workers a fair wage and be able to take care of bills without accruing late payment charge.
Peramiho in Tanzania can be considered a “monastic village” with the two monasteries of Missionary Benedictine monks and sisters. Affiliated with the monasteries are schools, workshops, a regional hospital and seminary. The clean water project will reach beyond the monastery setting. People in the surrounding villages will also benefit from clean water.
May I count on your assistance with your online donation? Thank you and God bless you!
For the community of Christ the King Priory:
Bro. Tobias, O.S.B.
PS: pictured below with Prior John Baptist are the jubilarians of Prince of Peace Priory in Kenya, who observed 25 years of monastic profession earlier this year: Abbot John Paul of Inkamana, South Africa, Fr. Thomas and Bro. Andrew. The community marked the occasion by planting a tree in honor of each jubilarian.