Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of August 2009



5 to 23 August 2009: Visit of Fr. Gérard's sister Mechthilde Lagleder. She is a founder member of the "Bruderschaft des Seligen Gerhard e.V." and has been very active in public relations and fundraising for us for many years.


5 August 2009: Welcome by children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home

6 August 2009: Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.

 
7 August 2009: Radio Vatican broadcasts an interview
 with Father Gérard under the title "Responding to the AIDS problem in kwaZulu-Natal, the Blessed Gerard Care Centre."


9 August 2009: Sunday outing with children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to uShaka Sea World in Durban


11 and 12 August 2009: Visit at Blessed Gérard's Children's Home


13 August 2009: Holy Mass at Blessed Gérard's Church


16 August 2009: Sunday Mass at Blessed Gérard's Church


16 August 2009: Sunday outing with children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to Mtunzini


17 August 2009: At the inpatient unit of Blessed Gérard's Hospice

 
17 August 2009: Radio Vatican broadcasts in interview with Father Gérard under the title "
Misinformation about HIV AIDS is considered in the second part of our interview about the Blessed Gerard Centre in Mandeni, South Africa." 


18 August 2009: The Home Care Team of Blessed Gérard's Hospice on duty.


19 August 2009: Therapeutic counsellor Qinisani Wiseman Zulu on duty visiting patients of our HAART programme


19 August 2009: We make a presentation about our work to the top management of SAPPI Kraft Tugela Mill and they hand over a donation afterwards.

20 August 2009: Dedicated Members' Meeting of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard.


21 August 2009: Visit at Blessed Gérard's Pre-Primary School & Crčche oWhebede.

 
21 August 2009: Radio Vatican broadcasts an interview with Father Gérard under the title "
At the forefront of Anti-retroviral Therapy in South Africa, the Blessed Gerard Care Centre." 


22 August 2009: Field trip into the catchment area of Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


22 August 2009: Visiting Father Bishop Xolelo T Kumalo at Eshowe


23 August 2009: Sunday outing of children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to Golden Hours' Playground Durban


26 August 2009: Sibusiso Clemens from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home celebrates his 2nd birthday.


26 - 27 August 2009: Sr. Marisa Wilke and Hendrik Trollip of CRS come to Blessed Gérard's Hospice, give us good advice regarding monitoring and evaluation of our HAART programme and install an upgrade to our LAN hub.


29 August 2009: 50% of our emerging sisters' convent are complete: Sr. Conradine (of Twasana Convent) arrives at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre. She is a registered professional nurse and will work for the residential care programme of Blessed Gérard's Hospice.


30 August 2009: Sunday outing of children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to Genazzano Beach next to Tongaat


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