Author: Jael SC

What Mission Month is About

Pope Francis has declared October 2019 an Extraordinary Mission Month. Fr Dumisani Vilakati explains why and what that means to us. The third Sunday in October is traditionally dedicated to the Church’s missionary endeavours. And...

Loreto Sister Marian Moriarty Rest in Peace

Sr Marian Moriarty was born on 25 June 1948 in Killkorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland, the eldest of five siblings. Her secondary education was at Loreto, Killarney after which she entered the Novitiate in Loreto...

Oudtshoorn Clergy Celebrate!

Clergy from the diocese of Oudtshoorn travelled to Koelenhof in Cape Town on the feast of Our Lady of Carmel to celebrate the anniversary of episcopal ordination with Bishop emeritus Edward Adams (back, fourth...

Dr Rosemary Orpen Rest in Peace

By Rodney Moffett – Educator Dr Rosemary Orpen of Bethlehem, Free State, died suddenly on July 24 at the age of 86. Southern Cross readers will be familiar with the colourful photos of the...

The Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brief

The Immaculate Heart of Mary refers to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary — her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for God the...

Jubilees for 3 Precious Blood Sisters!

Three Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood celebrated their jubilees at Mariannhill. They are (front from left) Srs Amanda Raich (60 years), Eugenia Ntombela (50 years), and Sebalda Kienast (60 years). The celebrating nuns...

Sister Josephine Robecke Rest in Peace

Sr Helen-Veronica Wagner OP – Oakford Dominican Sister Josephine Robecke died on June 27 at the age of 82. Born on September 6, 1936, to Johannes and Elisabeth Robecke in Sassenberg in the central...

The Life of John Henry Newman in a Nutshell

When Bl John Henry Newman is elevated to the canonised sainthood in October, he will become Britain’s first new saint since the canonisation of  St John Ogilvie in 1976. Born on February 21, 1801,...