Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of November 2008


2 - 8 November 2008: Carolyn Nunn attends a M&E training of Catholic Relief Services South Africa (CRSSA) in Rustenburg.

3 November 2008: Sr. Regina Masuku starts her full time employment as a registered professional nurse in the Residential Care Programme of Blessed Gérard's Hospice and Hloniphile Shange starts her full time employment as a laundry assistant.

3 November 2008: Staff meeting at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


4 - 7 November 2008: Staff outing to Shakaland in four groups (one per day).


10 November 2008: Axel Pape starts working as the new General Manager of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

11 - 12 November 2008: Our German benefactor Petra Kruschina and her life partner come for a visit.

12 November 2008: Our member Tessa Schmitt comes to visit with other ladies of the Women's Institute of Mtunzini and deliver donations in kind.


17 November 2008: Father Gérard attends the blessing and opening of the new hospice of Duduza Care Centre in Maria Ratschitz (next to Wasbank).

19 - 21 November 2008: Sr. Margarette Sibisi and Father Gérard attend a board meeting of the Catholic Health Care Association of South Africa (CATHCA) in Johannesburg.


21 November 2008: On his way back from Johannesburg Father Gérard brings along an ultrasound scanner which was donated to us by the doctor in charge of Malteser Hilfsdienst Karlsruhe in Germany through mediation of our active member Dr. Andreas Heinze  and transported free of charge by Cargolux. A wholehearted Thank you to all of them! The scanner is now mainly used for the examination of pregnant AIDS patients.

21 November 2008: Sindi, Mary, Magdalena, Nicky, Adrian and John of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home are finally officially placed into our care by the Commissioner of Child Welfare in Eshowe.


24 November 2008: Mother General Theodora Ntuli O.S.B. brings Sr. Edith Zulu O.S.B. to us, who will take over the care of our older children at Blessed Gérard's Children's Home from 5 December 2008.

24 November 2008: Our member Abbot Godfrey Sieber O.S.B. comes to visit.


24 November 2008: Our spiritual supporter member Don Robert Guirao y Bailén from Andorra is admitted as Knight of Merit to the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Congratulations!


29 November 2008: The children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home attending the Methodist Day Care Centre celebrate their pre-Christmas function.

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




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