Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Chronicle of April 2007



1 April 2007: "I scream, you scream: Everybody likes Ice cream!" Sunday Outing of Blessed Gerard's Children's Home are fun.

4 April 2007: Father Gérard and Frank Franke of "Aviation without borders", a German charity, which donated a 4.7 ton shipment of relief goods, negotiate the import formalities with ITAC in Pretoria, who finally issue the needed permit.

6 April 2007: First Anniversary of the murder of our co-founder and Vice-President: In loving memory of Mrs Clare Ann Kalkwarf D.M.


8 April 2007: Blessed Gerard's Children's Home makes their Easter Outing to Umgeni River Bird Park in Durban.


9 April 2007: Memorial Service to commemorate Clare Kalkwarf: The Administrator of the Diocese of Eshowe, Father Jabulani Ndaba celebrated the Festive High Mass in memory of Clare Kalkwarf. A memorial plaque was put up next to Clare's grave and Fr. Ndaba blessed the grave.


10 - 12 April 2007: Herbert Becker (Chairman of the Board of Auditors for the German premium league soccer club "Eintracht Frankfurt", who had donated the gifts for his 70th birthday on 4 January 2007 to "Aviation without borders" to buy a playground for Blessed Gérard's Children's Home), Frank Franke (Vice-President and CEO of "Aviation without borders"), Thorsten Jany (technician of "Menz Holz" the manufacturer of the playground equipment), Frank Weinert (TV journalist of "Hessischer Rundfunk") and Cornelia Merkel (Radio journalist of "Süd-West-Rundfunk") visit Mandeni to see our work and the area which we serve and install and officially hand over the playground and a large consignment of other relief goods for our work.


15 April 2007: Eight children of Blessed Gerard's Children's Home (Magdalena, Dumisile, Lethiwe, Sipho, Evander, Tamia, Jamie and Jonade) were baptised.


15 April - 1 June 2007: Peter McCann from the U.K. comes to help as a volunteer at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


23 - 25 April 2007: The director of the Mission Department of the Diocese of Regensburg, Hagen Horoba, pays us a visit. What he reported on his visit you may read here (in German): horoba.pdf


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