Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of June 2008

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

24 June 2008
A tour through
the completed building
The great day:
22 June 2008
Blessing and opening
of the extensions
18 June 2008
17 June 2008
5 June 2008

4 June 2008: Marisa Wilke, the ARV Project-Manager of CRS, pays us a visit introducing her new co-workers Tony Linden, Marelize de Bruin and Hennie Trollip. Tony Linden developed a very useful Coputer Programme for the organisation of the AIDS treatment programme, wich will be enormously helpful to us.

5 June 2008: The occupancy of our Children's Home had reached an all-times-high of 44: The house of this family had burnt down. The parents found shelter with relatives but they had no space for the children. The three children really enjoyed spending three days with their class-mates, as they go to school together with some of the children of our Children's Home.

5 - 9 June 2008: The director of the Department for Mission and global church affairs of the Diocese of Hildesheim / Germany Mr. Poddig and Dr. Lokhande from the Institute of Mission Science in Aachen / Germany paid us a visit to meet Deacon Thomas Müller and his wife Angelika at their place of deployment as they had been commissioned for their three year voluntary service in our Care Centre by the Diocese of Hildesheim. There was lots of mutual enthusiasm between them and us: Hildesheim admires our work and we are very impressed by the professionalism and by the true interest of our visitors.

5 June 2008: Council Meeting of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and Blessed Gérard's Care-Zentrum.

6 June 2008: It is accomplished: The construction work of the major Extensions to Blessed Gérard's Care Centre have reached practical completion. The building contractor hands the building over offially.

7 June 2008: It is with great joy that we participate in the Episcopal Ordination of the new head of our Diocese of Eshowe, Bishop Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo. We reander the First Aid Service for the celebrations.

17 June 2008: Caroline Beaumont takes part in a fundraising workshop of the Hospice Association in Durban.

22 June 2008: The Solemnity of St. John the Baptist 2008: Our new Bishop Xolelo Kumalo blesses the Extensions of our Care Centre and we welcome him wholeheartedly. The new members are solemnly received into our Brotherhood. The President's Award of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard for 2008 is presented to Deacon Thomas and Mrs. Angelika Müller. We commemorate 15 years of service of Blessed Gérard's Relief Fund, Blessed Gérard’s Bursary Fund, Blessed Gérard's Malnutrition Clinic - Feeding Scheme for malnourished infants and Blessed Gérard's Friendship Club - A social club for the aged

26 June 2008: Johan Viljoen, the Project-Coordinator of the HAART Programme of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference pays us a visit to audit the proper administration of our HAART Programme.

28 June 2008: Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home make an outing to the "Mandawe Cross" a Catholic Church which is a landmark in the Eshowe area.

29 June 2008: Our member Abbot Gottfried Sieber OSB celebrates the 40th anniversary of his missionary assignment.

This page is part of the Newsletter No. 28 of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

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