Fr Tuzinde Mgassa OSB (1969-2023)


Ndanda Abbey, Benedictine Missionaries, Tanzania

It is with great sadness that we at Imagining Futures mourn the passing of Father Tuzinde, a great loss to so many. We are grateful to have had a chance to work with him and learn from his wisdom, of how to think into the future, with great and gentle energy. Below we have kept his original profile during his time with Imagining Futures.

Fr Tuzinde Mgassa, of the Roman Catholic Church and a member of the Missionary Benedictine Congregation of Saint Ottilien stationed at Ndanda.   After my priestly ordination in 2002 I worked as administrator of Ndanda Abbey for almost ten years. Currently I am teaching African Church history in our Novitiate and also working in the archive of Ndanda. I have already visited Kilwa ruins, Maji maji museum Songea, Bagamoyo, Lukuledi and Mikindani Mtwara.  Nowdays  I am convinced that History is a teacher of life. I am looking forward to start a heritage around Ndanda soon.