1952: in 1952-1953 2 monks of Scourmont stayed in the area for three months to investigate the possibility of making a foundation. They chose Mungerrebero, a peninsula in Lake Kivu, but they were unable to obtain the necessary concession. Nevertheless, they had a small property which was enough to provide for the needs of the founders during this trial period.
1954: a property is purchased 200 km farther north on the shore of Lake Mokoto. The small community made its permanent residence there. The founders left for Congo Feb. 5. The first local novice was sent to Scourmont in December of the same year.
Corneille HALFLANTS, Superior ?/02/1954 – ?/ ?/1967
Pie Bukasa, Superior 10/11-1966 – † 24/02/1967
Albert DERZELLE, Superior ?/ ?/1967 – 31/12/1981 (v.51)
François de Sales BERTHET, Superior ?/ ?/1982 – 18/04/1988 (v.12); Titular Prior 18/04/1988 -11/08/1994
Dhelo JIMANI, Titular Prior 11/08/1994 – 15/05/1998
Victor BOURDEAU, Sup. ad nutum 21/05/1998 – 20/08/2002