We wish a blessed and very happy birthday to:

flowers.gif (3434 Byte)Frau Anna Folger on her 80th
Mrs Lillian Joseph, Mrs Joyce Buss, Frau Ilse Lang and Sr. Cilli Schedel on their 75th
Herrn Hanni Haberberger on his 70th
Mrs Ruby Martin on her 65th
Mrs Fikelephi Ncube, Sr. M. Winarda Maier, Mrs Avis Barth, H. Herrn Konrad Bösl, Sr. Agnes Grasböck, Herrn Helmut Görg and Mrs Renée Pieters on their 60th
Dr. Rainer Tichy, Mrs Anna-Joseph Hlongwa and Herrn Wilhelm Nees on their 50th
Miss Sherine Jamieson, S. H. Rudolf von Freyberg, Mrs Elizabeth Mntungwa, Signora Anita Didonato, P. Kilian Saum and Signora Rosa Aufiero on their 40th
Frau Caroline Cochran, Mrs Ntombizonke Radebe, Herrn Christoph Deutsch, Frl. Susanne Thamm, Mrs Melanie Nicholas and Frau Ulrike Endres on their 30th

Congratulations & may God bless you both

Sr. M. Bernadette Lohrum O.Cist. and Sr. M. Michaela Krautmann O.Cist. made their solemn profession as Cistercian nuns of Heart of Mary Priory in Sostrup, Denmark. As you have given your entire life totally into the hands of Christ, may he bless you with his companionship in your monastic life.

Father Gérard had studied Theology at Regensburg University together with Sr. Teresa Brenninkmeijer O.Cist., the prioress of Sostrup. They have been good friends ever since and they encouraged each other in their spiritual footsteps.

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l-r: Mother prioress Teresa, Sr. Michaela, Sr. Bernadette, Fr. Gérard

The entire convent has joined our brotherhood as spiritual supporters. We hope that other religious communities would follow their example as well.

Congratulations to

Mrs. Beryl Bouchier & Bernard on the birth of their first grandchild in England. We wish Mrs. Bouchier a very happy holiday in England with her daughter & family.

Farewell to

Mrs. Margaret Hawthorn and her husband, Tom, who have retired to Johannesburg. We wish you all the best and we know that you will enjoy being near to your daughter & son-in-law and your grandchildren.

Sincere condolences to

Mrs. Nancy Bartell who lost her husband last month. Mrs. Bartell is a nursing sister from Milwaukee in USA who spent a month as a volunteer in Blessed Gérard's Care Centre mid 1997. Our prayers are with you Nancy.

WELCOME to all our new members:

Mr Orion Michael Domaracki, Mr Fernando Blanco Dopazo, Dr Hilmar Krenn, Frau Helga Krenn, Frau Elizabeth Bauer, Herrn Reinhold Bauer, Frau Ursula Bauer, Mr Robert Louis John Galliah, Mr John Serafino Craparo, Mr Wayne Saillard, Herrn Hans Spagl, Frau Marga Spagl, Miss Thoko Fikile Mdletshe, Rev Sr Sigis Tholiwe Khuzwayo, Mr Tholinhlanhla Bheki Gumede, Miss Heather Ann Kalkwarf, Signora Gallo Norma, Signora Pasqualina Buacci, Signora Anna Santoro, Signora Filomena Rinaldi, Signora Lucia Landi, Miss Dee-Ann Gayle Morris, Mr Robert James Devine, Associazione Figlie di Maria, Signora Teresa De Vita, Signora Lucia Citro, Signora Elvira Sala, Mr Ben Lytz, Ehrw. Sr. M. Johanne Hahn, Ehrw. Sr. Anna Hömme, Ehrw. Sr. Filippa Nörgaard Macher, Ehrw. Sr. M. Magdalena Kann Möller, Ehrw. Sr. Margareta Birkhof, Mr Rasheed Kallen, Mrs Mary Lagleder, Mrs Sanet van Zyl, Mr Noel Zbingniew Gondek, Mr Juan Raul Gil Frias, Mrs Nonnie Booysen, Mrs Princess Nompumelelo Gumede, Mr Barend Johannes van Zyl, Mrs Ayesha Badat, Mrs Jeanette Ann Gregory, Mrs Alana Carmen Coetzer, Mr Andre Barde.

Membership statistics on 14.4.98 Active members Donors Spiritual supporters Total
South Africa 172 74 19 265
Tanzania     1 1
Austria   1 3 4
Belgium     1 1
Germany 11 154 72 237
Denmark     16 16
Finland     1 1
United Kingdom 4 1 1 6
Hungary     1 1
Italy 2 18   20
Ireland 2 6 1 9
Malta     1 1
Canada   2 1 3
El Salvador     2 2
Chile     1 1
USA 6 19 10 35
UAE     1 1
Japan     1 1
Australia   2 2 4
Total 197 277 135 609

This page is part of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard Newsletter No. 14 (Easter 1998)

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