Chama cha Mariamu Mtakatifu (Community of St Mary of Nazareth and Calvary) (CMM)

Introduction to the community

The Community was founded in 1946 by the Community of the Sacred Passion (CSP). Bishop Frank Weston is the Grandfather Founder of CMM, while Bishop William Vincent Lucas is the Father Founder of CMM. Both were Universities’ Missionaries to Central Africa. The CMM Sisters are trying their best to keep the aims of the founders: to serve God, His Church and His people. There are eleven Houses in Tanzania and one in Zambia.

Contact details

Mobile: 0786 933 869 (Mother)

Main house:
The Convent, Kilimani, P.O. Box 502, Masasi, Mtwara Tanzania

Other houses:

P.O. Box 116, Newala, Mtwara Region, Tanzania

P.O. Box 162, Mtwara, Tanzania

P.O. Box 45, Tanga Region, Tanzania

P.O. Box 195, Korogwe, Tanga Region, Tanzania

The Convent, P.O. Kwa Mkono Handeni, Tanga Region, Tanzania

P.O. Box 25068, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

P.O. Box 150, Njombe, Tanzania

P.O. Box 6, Liuli, Mbing, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania

Sayuni Msima, P.O. Box 150, Njombe, Tanzania

The Convent, 2 Kaluta, Chalata, P/Bag E48, Mkushi, Zambia

Mtandi, Private Bag, Masasi, Mtwara Region, Tanzania

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Patrick P Mwachiko, retired Bishop of Masasi



Mother Superior: Sister Dorothy CMM
Assumed office 14 June 2014

Sister Superior: Sister Tabitha CMM


Sister Josephine Joyce CMM (Sister-in-charge, Mother House)

Sister Magdalene
Sister Cesilia
Sister Ethel Mary
Sister Neema
Sister Esther
Sister Helena
Sister Martha Brijita
Sister Eunice Mary
Sister Joy
Sister Franciska
Sister Anjela
Sister Gloria
Sister Anna
Sister Prisca
Sister Nesta
Sister Bertha
Sister Aneth
Sister Mary
Sister Agatha
Sister Lucy
Sister Berita
Sister Mercy Neema
Sister Lyidia
Sister Stella
Sister Agnes Margreth
Sister Merina Felistas
Sister Jane
Sister Anjelina
Sister Perpetua
Sister Julia Rehema
Sister Joyceline Florence
Sister Jane Rose
Sister Mariamu Upendo
Sister Josephine Joyce
Sister Mary Prisca
Sister Paulina Anna
Sister Janet Margaret
Sister Theckla Elizabeth
Sister Janeth Elizabeth
Sister Edna Joan
Sister Josephine Brijita
Sister Dainess Charity
Sister Agnes Edna
Sister Jane Felistas
Sister Asnath Isabela
Sister Ethy Nyambeku
Sister Vumilia Imelda
Sister Anna Mariamu
Sister Foibe Edina
Sister Veronica Modesta
Sister Harriet Helena
Sister Hongera Mariamu
Sister Lucy Lois
Sister Penina Skolastika
Sister Rhoda Rachel
Sister Judith Natalia
Sister Harriet Anjela
Sister Deborah Dorothy
Sister Nesta Sophia
Sister Bernadine Jane
Sister Phillipa Sapelo
Sister Antonia Thereza
Sister Violet Monica
Sister Hope
Sister Erica Mary
Sister Mariamu Elizabeth
Sister Merina Maria
Sister Lizzy
Sister Veronica
Sister Juliana
Sister Rehema
Sister Hery Amani
Sister Valiet
Sister Cecilia Hawa
Sister Joyce Flora
Sister Oresta
Sister Rhoda
Sister Suzana Anna
Sister Monica

Novices: 11
Postulants: 3
Members who have died since the last Yearbook:

3 May 2018 – Sister Rehema, aged 82, professed 56 years
27 Oct 2018 – Sister Skolastika Mercy, aged 50, professed 27 years