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Spiritan Anniverary – Father Horner

June 16th

East Africa 1863: Père Horner lands in Zanzibar with Père Baur and two brothers. Nearly all the first con-verts are freed slaves. The idea of Father Horner is to put these converts in villages, where they can be taught religion, agriculture and a trade. Fr Horner surveys the mainland coast and decides that Bagamoyo is the most suitable for his purpose.