Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of July 2010



1 July 2010: Blessed Gérard's Care Centre finally was issued its Certificate of Registration as a Non-profit Organisation.

1 July 2010: Dedicated Members' Meeting and Council Meeting of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard


2 July 2010: Mbali from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home was not only the youngest but also the cutest visitor to congratulate Father Gérard on his 55th birthday today.


4 July 2010: Young "scientists" from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home explore the world of physics and technology at the "Science Centre" at Gateway in Umhlanga Ridge as their Sunday outing.


9 July 2010: Our great benefactor Father Georg Weinzierl from Steinbach/Germany celebrates his 75th birthday. He asked for donations towards our work in lieu of personal gifts. Congratulations and wholeheartedly "Thank you!"


9 July 2010: 10th anniversary of the Investiture of Mrs. Clare Ann Kalkwarf as a Dame of the Order of Malta, Illustrious new members, Silver Medal of the "Order pro merito melitensi" conferred, Blessing and Opening of new wing of Blessed Gérard's Care Centre and Hospice in Mandeni, Launch of Blessed Gérard's Disaster Relief Project and Blessed Gérard's Children's Home and President's Award 2000


10 July 2010: Outing of Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to Richards Bay. A pleasant surprise waited for us in the harbour: A ship with "our" flag: The "DRACO VALLETTA" from Malta.


11 July 2010: Sunday outing of Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home to Zinkwazi.

15 - 25 July 2010: Father Gérard represents the AIDS Work of the Order of Malta in South Africa at the International AIDS Conference at Vienna invited by the Austrian "AIDS Dienst Malteser". We issued a new prospectus at this occasion.


17 July 2010: Holy Mass and social get together with the "AIDS Dienst Malteser" (ADM): Amongst the guests/hosts are Anton Gatnar the Minister Counsellor at the embassy of the Order of Malta to the Slovak Republic, Dr. Jörg Jakoblevic (Hospitaller of the Order of Malta in Austria), the President of the AIDS Dienst Maltser (ADM), Thesesa Grill, ADM members Gabriel Hofstätter and Armin Knauthe, Cornelia Ruber from the Malteser Hospitaldienst Austria (MHDA) and our members Cordula Lennkh. and Christian Herrlich.


18 July 2010: At the exhibition stand of the Order of Malta


19 July 2010: At the exhibition stand of the Order of Malta


20 July 2010: At the exhibition stand of the Order of Malta


22 July 2010: At the exhibition stand of the Order of Malta: Visit of the Procurator of the Austrian Grand Priory of the Order of Malta, our member Count Norbert Salburg, the Hospitaller of the Order of Malta in Austria, Dr. Jörg Jakoblevic, and the Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Romania, Imperial Count Franz Alfred von Hartig.


22 July 2010: The Order of Malta gave a reception for the "AIDS Dienst Malteser" and the people involved in the representation of the Order of Malta at the conference. Count Salburg thanked us for the participation at the conference and the representation of the entire AIDS work of the Order of Malta and presented us with a cheque from an estate of a deceased benefactor.


23 July 2010: Our Honorary Dedicated Members Max and Gabi Rauecker from Germany went all the way to Vienna to meet Father Gérard and we were invited by the Order of Malta to visit the Commandery of Mailberg, the oldest seat of the Order of Malta in Austria. The President of the AIDS Dienst Malteser (ADM) Theresa Grill and ADM member Gabriel Hofstätter were our enthusiastic guides.


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