Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of March 2008

Extensions to
Blessed Gérard's
Care Centre
in March 2008:

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1 March 2008: Registered Professional Nurse Fikile Buthelezi, receptionist Nkosingisizile Mbatha and kitchen assistant Cebile Linda start their full time employment in our hospice.

4 March 2008: Wiseman Zulu making HAART Adherence Monitoring visits with our home care vehicle (HCV). A minibus "taxi" speeding on the wrong side side of the road crashes into our vehicle. Thank God, nobody was hurt.

10 March 2008: Dr. Khayelihle Nzimande starts his full time employment as medical practitioner and vice manager of our hospice.

11 March 2008: Our member, the Grand Prior of England of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Frŕ Matthew Festing is elected as the new Grand Master of the Order of Malta. We wholeheartedly wish him God's richest blessings for his most important office and are enormously proud that one of our members and a great supporter of our work was elected Grand Master. Ad multos annos!

17 March 2008: Enrolled Nurse Buhlebuyeza Mthethwa starts her full time employment in our hospice.

18 March 2008: Enrolled Nurse Thokozile Mnguni starts her full time employment in our hospice.

20 March 2008: Meeting of the Dedicated Members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.

22 March 2008: Deacon Thomas Müller baptises Nothando, Sibusiso Clemens and Mbali Susanna of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home at the Easter Vigel Celebration. Mrs. Caroline Beaumont takes on the office of their godmother.

23 March 2008: Easter Sunday: Easter Outing with the school going children of the Children's Home to Ballito and Crocodile Creek.

24 March 2008: Father Gérard renews his monastic vows as a Benedictine Monk at Inkamana Abbey,

25 years after he first pronounced them at St. Ottilien Archabbey in Germany.

24 March 2008: Farewell for our member Br. Jeremy Dube CMM of the Mariannhill Missionaries, who persolved a three month practical training in pastoral work at our Care Centre in preparation for his ordination to the diaconate. We are enormously grateful to him for his really great work, his joyfulness his professional competence and his great empathy. We will miss him a lot.

25 March 2008: Mr Victor Himmunchul starts his full time employment as our new educator and Vice Principal of our Children's Home.

25 March - 7 April 2008: Father Gérard teaches another home nursing course introducing our new part time employed tutor Hlaleleni Biyela into her office in the newly created training programme of our hospice. Sister Biyela will regularly teach one home care and one caregivers' course per month from now on.

26 March - 17 April 2008: Susanne Stauffer goes on home leave to Ebnath / Germany. She was already rather occupied with fundraising and public relations appointments even before she left us.

30 - 31 March 2008: Our members Sr. Eobarda Ries OSF (Superior of the Nardini Sisters in Nkandla) and Sr. Michaelis Schaumann OSF celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nardini Sisters at Nkandla together with their convent. Guests of honour are nobody less important than the Bischop of Regensburg Dr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the Bishop elect of Eshowe Monsignore Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo, the South Africa Missionaries from the Diocese of Regensburg (Bischop Hubert Bucher, Bishop Oswald Hirmer, Bishop Fritz Lobinger, Father Georg Wagner, Father Willibald Tratz, Father Georg Lautenschlager CMM, Father Prior Richard Multerer OSB and Father Gérard Lagleder OSB), Prelate Peter Hubbauer, Superior Cathedral Provost Wilhelm Gegenfurtner and the Cathedral Choir of Regensburg, the "Regensburger Domspatzen".

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