GRAND PRIORY OF ENGLAND
SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA
FOR THE YEAR ENDED
31ST DECEMBER 2003
Lillian Molloy spent 5 weeks with the Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard (the Order of Malta's South African Relief Organisation) in Mandeni KwaZulu Natal just after the Lourdes Pilgrimage this year. This was her 2nd visit to the Care Centre in Mandeni and she was teaching First Aid to the Zulu volunteers who care for the terminally ill patients in the Hospice & the children in the Children's Home. (There is also a report of Mark and Celia Carter's visit in the Association Report.)
Lillian Molloy at the Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard
The Brotherhood looks after the many young people who are dying of AIDS in an area that has 88% of the people tested HIV positive and no anti-retroviral drugs to assist them.* Poverty, illness, lack of employment and a history of no educational opportunities has brought South Africa to a real pandemic crisis. In the Hospice each patient dies in a clean bed surrounded by love and a carer. Father Gerard is with as many of them as possible in their last moments.
They need our help with our prayers, our donations (financial and in the form of medication) and if possible a volunteer to go and work with them for a while. If you would like to become a member of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard please fill in the form on the website or contact Lillian Molloy who would be happy to send the details.
Please also remember to pray for all the children in the Children's Home who need to be educated and looked after for the rest of their lives by the Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard.
* Blessed Gérard’s Hospice will start rolling out antiretroviral medication to HIV/AIDS patients as early as in 2004!
GRAND PRIORY OF ENGLAND AND BRITISH ASSOCIATION SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2003 · Pages 19 - 20
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