Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of August 2010



1 August 2010: We welcome the new Principal of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home, Mr. Simiso Ntobela.


2 August 2010: 5th anniversary of the commencing of our membership with the Hospice Association of kwaZulu/Natal (HAKZN)

5 August 2010: Dedicated Members' Meeting and Council Meeting of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard


7 August 2010: Our Therapeutic Counsellor Wiseman Zulu visits one of the income generating self help gardening initiatives of Blessed Gérard's Hospice - HAART Programme which he had initiated.


12 August 2010: Father Gérard congratulates of benefactors Gisela and Hellmut Achtzehn on their 60th wedding anniversary.


14 August 2010: Funeral of our active member Sr. Edwina Mncube O.S.B. at Twasana.

19 August 2010: Council Meeting of Blessed Gérard's Care Centre


28 August 2010: Zantombi Zikhali, the teacher of Blessed Gérard's Pre-Primary School & Crèche, got married at Mangete.


29 August 2010: We welcome our 43rd child to Blessed Gérard's Children's Home. Today, at 21:45 hrs we received a phone call from the parish priest, that he was approached for help by a lady from iSithebe, who found a crying child abandoned outside her hut. Nobody knows who he is and where he comes from. The Police said they cannot help and the Social Workers of the government are on strike. We gladly welcome Charles, as we called him (after Blessed Charles of Austria). Later we chose "Benedict" as his surname. Our Social worker interviewed the lady who was supposed to have "found" to baby crying outside her hut. She got a different version of the "story": A lady had asked her to quickly hold her baby as she needed to go to the public toilet and did not want to take the baby along for hygienic reasons. The lady never returned. Whatever the reason may be, Charles needs warmth, food, clothing, shelter und more than anything else he needs love and we are gladly prepared to provide him with all of that.

31 August - 3 September 2010: Father Gérard represents Blessed Gérard's Hospice at the Annual Conference and AGM of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) in Sibaya/Umhlanga Rocks.


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