Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Chronicle of October 2006



1 October 2006: Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home make an outing to Flagfarm Animal Farm.

5 October 2006: Meeting of the Councils of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

7 October 2006: World Hospice Day

9 - 10 October 2006: Caregivers' Course


13 October 2006: Graduation of Zandile Thobile Mkhwamubi and Nomusa Magnificent Nxumalo as enrolled nurses from St Mary's Hospital Nursing College, Mariannhill. We congratulate our graduates and thank the college for their excellent training!


15 October 2006: Celebration of the Feast of Blessed Gérard and


blessing and opening of a new dining room and study room for Blessed Gérard's Children's Home with
celebration of the 10th anniversary of the blessing and opening of Blessed Gérard's Church and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

During the anniversary function Susanne Stauffer was presented the President's Award 2006,

Caroline Beaumont was presented the Silver Medal of the Order "pro Merito Melitensi" and

Dr and Sr Thabethe the Cross of the Order "pro Merito Melitensi".

Clare Kalkwarf received the Gold Medal of the Order "pro Merito Melitensi" posthumously.


16 October 2006: The new study room and dining room of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home are used for the first time.

20 October - 3 November 2006: HAART Readiness Course

22 October 2006: World Mission Sunday

24 October 2006: Wiseman Zulu and Siyabonga Dube attend a CPD training of HPCSA in Durban

24 - 27 October 2006: Visit of Sophie Vangheel, founder & chairperson, Julien Freiherr d'Aussy de Beemersch and Patrick Huys, coordinator, from CUNINA / Belgium


24 - 26 October 2006: Visit of Petra Heising from AGEH Cologne / Germany, the organisation which provided the legal framework for the voluntary service of Deacon and Mrs. Müller.

28 October 2006: 14th anniversary of the foundation of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

28 October 2006: Sr. Liz Coetzer and Fr. Gérard attend an HIV/AIDS Refresher Course of the FPD in Durban.

29 October 2006: Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home make an outing to the Science Centre at Gateway in Umhlanga Rocks.

30 October 2006: Deacon Müller, Mrs. Müller and Father Gérard attend a workshop on the "Code of Ethics of the HPCA" at Highway Hospice in Durban.

31 October 2006: Strategic Planning Meeting of the HAKZN

31 October - 1 November 2006: Johan Viljoen from the SACBC comes to visit


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