St. John’s Feast and Blessed Gérard’s Feast

St. John the Baptist is the patron Saint of the Order of Malta. Being the Order’s Relief Organisation for South Africa we celebrate the Solemnity of St. John every year as one of our two major feasts, where we welcome the new members, socialise with all our members, benefactors and supporters. The second big feast is the Feast of Blessed Gérard, our own patron saint, of course.

St. John’s Feast 10 July 2004


Abbot Willibrord, Abbot Godfrey, Father Albert and Father Gérard during consecration


Celebrating members in church


Children and VIPs during the speeches


The “Brotherhood Choir”


The “Blessed Gérard’s Children’s Home Choir”


Clare Kalkwarf welcomes John who had come to Blessed Gérard’s Children’s Home on the day of his birth as an abandoned baby two weeks ago.


Blessed Gérard’s Feast 18 September 2004


Wilfred Cardinal Napier, Clare Kalkwarf, Nokuthula Thabethe, Father Gérard, Dr Paul Thabethe, Dr Peter Martinez & Dr Roux Martinez


Celebrating members in church


Wilfred Cardinal Napier blesses the medals for the new members


Father Gérard conferring the medal of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard onto Wilfred Cardinal Napier


Father Gérard blesses all the new members


The weatherman had promised rain: Lunch was served in the emptied garages.


This page is part of the Newsletter No. 24 of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard




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