The founding of the Monastery of Christ the Word in Zimbabwe

In 1992 a conference of Southern African Benedictines held in Zimbabwe at Chishawasha seminary raised the possibility of having Benedictine monks in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean Bishops went on to invite the monastery of Ampleforth in the North of England to found a monastery in Zimbabwe. 

The neighbouring Precious Blood sisters offered a two story building in their grounds at Monte Cassino mission near Macheke as an initial location and thus the Monastery of Christ the Word was founded.