Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

As almost everywhere in the world no public services are allowed to take place here because of the Corona crisis.

In order to keep in touch with our members, supporters and friends especially during this time, we stream the Holy Mass from the chapel of the Blessed Gérard's Care Centre in Mandeni every day at 7:00 p.m. (GMT +2).

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and celebrate with us!

Best regards

Father Gérard

16 years HAART / AIDS Treatment Programme (1 April)

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

21 years First Aid & Emergency Service (30 March)

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

27 years Malnutrition Clinic (15 March)

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

27 years Bursary Fund (3 February)

It was 27 years ago, on 3 February 1993, that Blessed Gérard's Bursary Fund paid out its first bursary.

24 years Disaster Relief (26 January)

24 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.

27 years Relief Fund (4 January)

27 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.

Christmas and New Year Circular 2019

God’s blessings for Christmas and every day of the New Year 2020!

With our Christmas and New Year wishes, we would also like to send you a very personal greeting.

I thank those I met personally last year for the encounter.
I thank those who have kept in touch with us through letters, phone calls, social media or electronic correspondence for their solidarity.
I say a particularly warm “God bless you” to those who supported our help for people in need in Zululand / South Africa last year with their prayer and / or donations.

You may see how we use the donations entrusted to us in our various publications:

People often ask us what we need most.
The most helpful – frankly – are donations that are not given for a specific purpose, so that we can use them where they are most needed. Donation accounts
Thank you for your help!

We have made our annual calendar for 2020 available for download as a small thank you.
Its pictures want to show you that with your help, we can dry so many tears, make so many sick people healthy, give so many hopeless people comfort and hope, and make so the lives of so many dying people still worth living.

I remain with especially warm and grateful greetings

Always yours Father Gérard

27 years Poor-Sick-Fund (18 December)

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

27 years Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard (28 October)

It was 27 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.

23 years Care Centre and Hospice (3 September)

It was 23 years ago, on 3 September 1996, that our Care Centre and Hospice and our church were blessed and opened.

Blessed Gérard's Care Centre - drone view

19 years Children's Home (9 July)

Our children's home was started 19 years ago, on 9 July 2000.

25 years AIDS Education and Counselling (23 May)

25 years ago, on 24 May 1994, we started our AIDS Education and Counselling Programme.

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