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Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

14 years HAART / AIDS Treatment Programme (1 April)

14 years ago, on 1 April 2004, was the official commencement of our AIDS Treatment Programme.

19 years First Aid & Emergency Service (30 March)

19 years ago, on 30 March 1999, our first aid and emergency service made its first deployment.

25 years Malnutrition Clinic (15 March)

25 years ago, on 15 March 1993, we opened our Malnutrition Clinic.

25 years Bursary Fund (3 February)

It was 25 years ago, on 3 February 1993, that Blessed Gérard's Bursary Fund paid out its first bursary.

22 years Disaster Relief (26 January)

22 years ago, on 26 January 1996, Blessed Gérard's Disaster Relief Project was initiated, when the Department of Water Affairs issued a flood warning for all people living along the Tugela River.

25 years Relief Fund (4 January)

25 years ago, on 4 January 1993, Blessed Gérard's Relief Fund started tto operate. We help people in our area in genuine cases of immediate need,
for example

  • to give food to starving families,
  • to give clothing to the poor
  • to give building material to needy people whose huts have burned down or just
  • to counsel and give advice to those who have no solution to so many different problems.

25 years Poor-Sick-Fund (18 December)

25 years ago, on 18 December 1992, the activities of our Poor-Sick-Fund commenced.

9 years Convent (5 December)

Nine years ago, on 5 December 2008, Sr. Edith Zulu O.S.B. from the Benedictine Convent of Twasana in Zululand came to us. This was the beginning of a new chapter in our history. Later on two more sisters joined Sr. Edith. Today there are Sr. Conradine Mkhize O.S.B., a registered professional nurse with special training in palliative nursing, and Sr. Augustine Bhengu O.S.B., an educator, who joined Sr. Edith Zulu O.S.B., an educator, formin Blessed Gérard's Convent. For further information read "Benedictine Convent in Mandeni".

"Where misery is overcome by love" - the long version of our image film is online now!

25 years Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard (28 October)

It was 25 years ago, on 28 October 1992, that the -Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard was founded by  Father Gérard Lagleder O.S.B., Dr. Paul Thabethe, Sr. Thuli Thabethe, Geoff Kalkwarf and Clare Kalkwarf.

More about this in our chronicle.

21 years Care Centre and Hospice (3 September)

It was 21 years ago, on 3 September 1996, that our Care Centre and Hospice and our church were blessed and opened.

17 years Children's Home (9 July)

Our children's home was started 17 years ago, on 9 July 2000.

23 years AIDS Education and Counselling (23 May)

23 years ago, on 23 May 1994, we started our AIDS Education and Counselling Programme.

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