Author: hazelelponiSC

How first SA-Founded Religious Order Came to Be

In only three years Francis Pfanner had become world-famous. In 1885 Mariannhill was given the status of an abbey, and Pfanner was consecrated its first mitred abbot. The abbot was passionate about spreading the benefits of education and Christianity further afield. Soon a network of mission churches sprang up through southern Natal, each on farmland that was sufficient to feed its congregants.

The Problem with Loving Mary too Much

Many Christian denominations unfairly condemn the Catholic Church “worshipping” Mary side-by-side with God. As the Mother of God — the uniquely perfect example of faithful discipleship to her son Jesus, the Son of God — Mary is the greatest of all the saints and is rightly the most honoured human being. But she is not equal to God.