Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of May 2008


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


1 May 2008: Three new full time employees start their duties: Miss Nozipho Mkhwanazi as a laundry assistant, Miss Lindiwe Vilane as a child caregiver and Miss Fanelesibonge Ndwandwe as a crčche assistant in our Pre-Primary School and Crčche.

1 May 2008: Father Gérard arrives at Frankfurt / Germany and flies on to Vienna / Austria.


2 - 7 May 2008: Father Gérard takes part in the pilgrimage of the Austrian Grand Priory of the Order of Malta to Lourdes / France.

7 - 10 May 2008: Father Gérard visits our Dedicated Members Max and Gabi Rauecker in Traunstein / Germany

and makes a pilgrimage with them to the shrine of Our Lady of Graces in Altötting

and visits his parents'

and the grave of his recently deceased godmother Anna Spielmann.


9 May 2008: (from left to right) Johann Sporer, Mechthilde Hirmer-Lagleder, Johannes Lagleder, Gabriele Rauecker, Maximilian Rauecker, Father Gérard and Albertine Sprenzinger-Sporer found the "Bruderschaft des Seligen Gerhard e.V." as a (german) society to support the (South African) Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard. Johannes Lagleder (President) and Maximilian Rauecker (Vice-President) are elected to represent the society.


10 May 2008: Dr. Nzimande marries his fiancee Jabulile Mtshali at Newcastle.

10 - 11 May 2008: Father Gérard assists the marriage of Magdalena Lennck and Dominique Sigros at Attersee / Austria.


11 - 12 May 2008: Father Gérard visits his home monastery, St. Ottilien Archabbey / Germany.

12 - 13 May 2008: Father Gérard visits his sister Mechthilde and our Dedicated Members Hans and Albertine Sporer in Neuburg an der Donau / Germany.


13 May 2008: Father Gérard visits Father Joseph Laußer at St. Joseph's Parish in Dingolfing, where he served in 1981/82 doing his practical training in pastoral work and as a deacon.

13 - 15 May 2008: Dr. Nzimande takes part at the HIV/AIDS management course of the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) in Umhlanga Rocks.

13 - 16 May 2008: Father Gérard celebrates his 25th anniversary of monastic profession with his profession class at Schweiklberg Abbey / Germany.

[from left to right: Br. Ewald (Münsterschwarzach), Br. Konrad (St. Ottilien), Fr. Gérard (St. Ottilien/Inkamana), Abbot Dominikus (Königsmünster), Abbot Rhabanus (Schweiklberg), Abbot Michael (Münsterschwarzach)]

15 May 2008: Meeting of the Dedicated Members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.

16 - 17 May 2008: Father Gérard returns from Munich to South Africa.


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