Victoria

Location

Official Name Monastery of O.L. of Victoria

73

Country Uganda

City Kyotera

Address P.O. Box 203

Contact Information

Telephone [256] (75) 642 65 05

Community Email monasteryvictoria@gmail.com

Superior Dom John Bosco Kamali, Abbot 2013-2019

Other Informations

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Dioecesis Masakuensis (Masaka)

OCSO Region RAFMA

Founded/Restored 1956

Origins

Founded by Tilburg. Erected as abbey 1 November 1967.

History

1956, 8 December: The foundation is inaugurated. The first property chosen having proven impossible to cultivate, the offer of another property was accepted. It was situated in the same diocese and the community moved there in February, 1958.
1960: Fr. Germain and Fr. Philip of Mt. St. Bernard were sent to Victoria, mainly to help the community learn English.
The community was transferred from Kenya to Uganda in 2008, following troubles after the presidential election in Kenya. They lived in a refuge house, Bukalasa Minor Seminary Masaka, till 1 March 2010. On 19 March 2010 the community transferred to a new monastery and started the regular life again.

Father Immediate

Tilburg

Daughter Houses

Butende, 1971

Past Superiors

Pius DRIJVERS — Superior — 08/12/1956 – 21/04/1957
Cyprien van den BOGAARD — Superior — 01/05/1957 – 01/11/1959 (v.30)
Godefridus LOOYAARD — Superior — 01/ 11/1959 – 01/11/1967
Godefridus LOOYAARD — Abbot — 01/11/1967 – 01/09/1989
Bernard KABOGGOZA — Abbot — 12/10/1989 – 28/06/2000
Charles Lwanga KAWEESI — Abbot — 28/07/2000 — 01/09/2005
Dominic Vincent NKOYOYO — Sup. ad nutum 15/11/2005 – 01/08/2008
Korneel VERMEIREN — Sup. ad nutum 01/08/2008 – 01/11/2008

Dom Dom Bernardus Peeters, Abbé de Tilburg — Adm. Apostolique 01/11/2008 – 02/02/2012

Dom John Bosco Kamali — Sup. ad nutum 02/02/2012 – 07/02/2013

Work and Sources of Income

Cards, jams, field, garden

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