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MEMBERS’ NEWS

 

May God bless you on your Benediction as Abbess

The Heart of Mary Convent in Sostrup / Denmark

Mother abbess Theresa and the sisters of Heart of Mary's Abbey in Sostrup

- all the sisters are members of our brotherhood as spiritual supporters! - was raised to the status of an abbey and our member, Sr. M. Theresa Brenninkmeijer O. Cist. received the benediction as first abbess of the abbey on 3rd October 1998 through the abbot general of the Cistercian Order, his Excellency Maurus Esteva in a solemn Holy Mass celebrated by his excellency, the bishop of Copenhagen, Czeslaw Kozon.

We are glad and proud and pray:

May Almighty God bless and sustain you. May he give you the gifts of his Spirit and set you on fire with love for God and for the service of the church. May he guide you in the way of grace and peace in the footsteps of the Lord and make your heart day by day more similar to the heart of Mary which was full of love for Christ. May he lead Heart of Mary's Abbey from strength to strength and help you on your way to perfection!


We wish a blessed and very happy birthday to:

Hwst. Herrn Prälat Anton Maier on his 87th
Frau Anna Stegerer and Frau Franziska Gisela Binzer on their 75th
Mrs Amy Dunn, Mr Charles Joseph Dunn and Frau Marga Spagl on their 70th
Fräulein Marianne Dittrich and Herrn Leo Kneip on their 65th
Mrs Eslina Ndokweni, Mrs Phyllis Rosemary Cunningham and Mr Christoffel Hermanus Tait on their 60th
Mr Tamsanqa Johannes Hlongwa, Signora Gallo Norma, Herrn Werner Neckermann, Rev Sr Irene Zitha O.S.B., Mr David Holliday on their 50th
Mrs Mercia Susan Dyer, Mrs Lindeni Ignatia Dlamini, Frau Brigitte Hess and Mrs Francisca Mdletshe on their 40th
Miss Thulile Cynthia Nzuza, Mr. Lucas Bhekuyise Mgenge, Mrs Roàlien Ann Ogle, Mrs Patricia Prieto and Mr Verster Brent on their 30th
Miss Shannon Seba and Mr Bongani Patrick Nkosi on their 21st


Congratulations to

Mr. Johannes Lagleder on his promotion to Oberstudienrat.

Welcome Home to

Mr. Stephan Killian, a volunteer from Germany had been with us earlier this year and came back. He will be with us in the Care Centre until March 1999

   

Sincere condolences to

Our member Mr Otto Hoff and his wife Elisabeth and all her family on the passing of her father, Mr. Alfred Oppold on 22.11.98

Best wishes to the following members who have not been well

Mr. Trevor Thompson from Stanger
Mr. Wilfred Moss from Mangete
Herrn Hans Lagleder from Germany
Bro. Raymond Berchtenbreiter from Mariannhill

Thank you to

The Federal Association of the Order of Malta in USA for sponsoring the flights of the two registered nurses, Sr. Yvonne Miller and Sr. Ellen Evanow who volunteered in our Care Centre for one month.

WELCOME to all our new members:

Frau Elisabeth Feierfeil, Mrs Dolly Chetty, Mrs Sandy Mariamah Govindasamy, Mr Paul Harding Conn, Jr. Miss Prena Kadirveloo, Sr Llaurin C C Bishop, Mr Brian Phillips, Dr Peter Martinez, Frl Theresa Birner, Miss Charlene Clark, Miss Lindiwe Agrineth Zondi, Miss Daphney Ntombizodwa Shangase, Herrn Björn Peters, Frl. Martina Füchsl, Frl. Karolin Löffelmann, Mr David Gutierrez, Miss Hlengiwe Mabasa, Mrs Siphiwe Patricia Ngema, Mrs Beverly Dunn, Mrs Deidre Gregory, Herrn Niklas Rohlff, Mrs Francisca Mdletshe, Mrs Simangele Audrey Mhlongo, Miss Leanne Amos, Miss Ntombizethu E Radebe, Herrn Gunnar Schröter, Rev. Fr Albert Herold O.S.B., Rev. Fr Sipho Titus, Mrs Ellen Evanow, Mrs Yvonne M Miller, Dr Michel Veuthey, Miss Princess Sindy Ndlovu, Miss Tholakele Ernestinah Mpanza, Miss Winnie Ntombikhona Mthembu, Miss Phindile Patricia Mthembu, Miss Simangele Gladness Maphanga, Miss Nomlindelo Yvonne Maphanga, Miss Ntombikayise Goodness Maphanga, Miss Charity Ncane Mthembu, Miss Patricia Zantombi Zikhali, Mrs Bharathwathie (Shanti) Mahadena, Frau Marianne Herner, Herrn Heinrich Weihs, Mrs Theressa Zandile Hlabisa, Mrs Nkosingiphile Princess Mthembu, Mrs Zodwa Cecelia Mthembu, Mrs Nonhlanhla Mamizia Ndlovu, Mrs Happiness Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi, Mrs Nokuthula Monica Msane, Mrs Nqabile Elcah Ncube, Mr Marthinus Nel, Mrs Nozipho Mathonsi.

Membership statistics on 22.12.98 Active Members Donors Spiritual Supporters Total
South Africa

208

83

20

311

Tanzania

0

0

1

1
Austria

0

1

4

5

Belgium

0

0

1

1
Germany

18

156

70

244
Denmark

0

1

16

17
Finland

0

0

1

1

Great Britain

8

1

1

10

Italy

2

18

1

21
Ireland

2

6

1

9
Hungary

0

0

1

1

Malta

0

0

1

1

Switzerland

1

0

0

1

USA

9

20

13

42

Canada

0

2

1

3

El Salvador

0

0

2

2
Chile

0

0

1

1
UAE

0

1

0

1
Japan

0

0

1

1
Australia

0

2

2

4
Total 248 291 138 677

NB: Active members outside South Africa are members, who have been working in South Africa as volunteers. These members keep their active status. Many of them continue to support us actively, e.g. through fundraising and canvassing for membership.


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