By Br. Alfonce Kugwa
The Carmelite Nuns in Mutare Diocese have completed construction of their only monastery in Zimbabwe. Construction of the double story monastery started in 2016 and the building is now ready for occupation with eight bedrooms and six work rooms where nuns carry out their different apostolates.
The Monastery of the Holy Family in Zimbabwe has seven nuns from different countries including, Kenya, Nigeria, Spain and Zimbabwe. The nuns survive on making alter bread, vestments and candles. They also run a farm where they are engaged in horticulture, rabbit and chicken rearing. The monastery which will be officially opened by a blessing from Bishop Paul Horan, was built through the help of the Church in Need, Little Way and St. Peter Claver. The monastery is located in the Weirmouth area of Mutare urban.