The Benedictine Congregation of Sankt Ottilien was founded as a new form of blending the missionary charism of the Christian Faith into the contemplative tradition of monastic life. Starting as a single monastery in Bavaria, this congregation spread into 20 countries all over the world and includes today around 1000 monks in more than 50 monastic foundations.
Father Damian Milliken has lived and served as a Missionary Benedictine for more than 60 years in Tanzania. In his reminiscences, he shares his impressions and experiences and how Africa transformed him over the years just as Tanzania itself has changed considerably in recent decades. In a very personal and often humorous way, Father Damian allows the reader to follow his manifold discoveries and encounters, and his growing involvement with top-grade education for African women.