BACKGROUND:  St.Gemma Sisters Congregation is a Diocesan Institution that was founded in Kondoa Irangi,  Dodoma Region on the 14th September 1947 by the late Monsignor Stanislaus Ambrosini, a Passionist Father from Italy. The Founder died early in 1941 before the official recognition of the new Congregation by the Holy See. The follow-up of the initiation process was done by Mons. Joseph Brian and successfully erected by Fr. Theodor Mathew, a Passionist from Ireland, following the few key points suggested by the founder. What the founder managed to do was; first, to give the official name of the Congregation; second, to choose St.Gemma to be the patron saint, third to appoint;   Sr. Columba Zogno as Superior, Sr. Basiliana Visentini and Sr. Guliana Lavarda, members of the Institute Sorele delle Misercordia as principal formatters. On November 1938 he blessed the first residence house for members of this indigenous Institute. Lastly he gave the directives of formation guided by the spirit of mercy and passion of Christ, he said “TEACH THEM IN THE SPIRIT OF MERCY AND PASSION OF JESUS.”

 Mons. Stanislaus Ambrosini.  The founder of  St. Gemma Galgani Sisters of Dodoma.

HIS EARLY VIEWS; AS A PIONEER IN HISTORY OF THE ARCH DIOCESE OF DODOMA  AS WELL THE FOUNDER OF A CONGREGATION.

  1. Niko katika bara la Africa kwa ajili ya kutimiza jambo lililo bora machoni pa MUNGU.
  2. Kwa ajili ya Africa nipo tayari kuinywea bilauri inayojaa kila namna ya uchungu.
  3. Najitolea kabisa pasipo kusita wala kujinyima  hadi kufa.
  4. Chembe ya ngano isipoanguka katika nchi  ikafa, hukaa hali  hiyo hiyo peke yake,  bali ikifa,  hutoa mazao mengi.

Thus;  Accordingly, Jesus  died in order to be fruitful,  and   as well,  also his followers  give fruit abundantly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. GemmGalgani: A Patron Saint of CSG The Sisters       ST. GEMMA GALGANI

The patron Saint of the St.Gemma Sisters.

VISION STATEMENT

The vision of the Congregation is to glorify God through personal sanctification of the members who profess publicly the three evangelical Counsels of ; Chastity, Poverty and Obedience.

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission of the Congregation is to care for the whole person-body and soul. It includes evangelization where catechetical and other religious studies are emphasized,  social activities which include; medical services, education, care for orphans, disabled children, people who are marginalized.

The growth of the Congregation

 Originally the congregation started in Kondoa district,  as the  first formation and genera-late house. In 1938 after the blessing of the first residence of the postulants, religious formation officially started. In 1945 the first noviciate started and Sr. Basiliana became the Novicemistress. In 1947  14th  of September the Congregation of St. Gemma was born by the first five sisters  professing. Due to rapid increase of the members, the need of a more fertile land was found at Lumuma in Mpwapwa District-Dodoma region, by a passionist, Anton Jeremia Pesce, the first Bishop of Dodoma Diocese by then. Hence forth, in 1958 the whole formation system moved to Lumuma.

Generalate of the Congregation

Kondoa was the first Generalate House where the Superior General or Mother General resided, till 1958 when it was moved to Lumuma. In so doing, Lumuma became a generalate house of the congregation. In due time, and on reading the signs of time, and the  needs arising, in 1975 the generalate moved again from Lumuma to Dodoma, which is headquarters of the Diocese, for an easy administration.

Membership and Apostolate

St Gemma Sisters belong to the Arch Diocese of Dodoma. In other words it is of Diocesan Right. Members are recruited from Dodoma and outside. Members are from different ethnic groups in Tanzania. The average growth is of 7 Sisters a year.

From 1947 to 2013, we had a total number of 429 Sisters. The existence of  the Congregation is in seven Dioceses in Tanzania- Dodoma, Kondoa, Singida, Arusha, Morogoro, Tanga and Dar-es-salaam. We also work as missionaries in Brescia – Italy.

Evangelization  is the main  target of this Congregation. The congregation is also engaged inhuman services especially the neglected. Members therefore engage in teaching both religious and secular social services such as  health, education, human resources etc..

The first Mother Superior of the Congregation  Sr. Columba Zogno.

The first Superior General ; in 1947.

 

 

 

 

 

To day; The Congregation is fulfilling the obligation enrollment in collaboration with other Congregations in the country, under the precious and inspired leadership of the Catholic Church on spiritual human sociology.

We are hopefully engraving our minds to all who are of good will to always UPDATE FOR A GOOD AND TRUE VISION IN SPITE  OF THE SO DEVASTATING MISUSE OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB  BY MANY OF THE USERS.

LORD GOD ALMIGHTY IN HEAVEN!  HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY KING DOM COME TO US!  LOOK UPON YOUR WORK OF CREATION ESPECIAL ON US HUMAN!  REMEMBER YOUR GLORY WHICH YOU INTENDED TO INHERIT US AND SAVE US FROM THE BIAS OF THE EVIL.  AMEN.  LORD GRACIOUSLY  HEAR OUR PRAYER!

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