Category: Christian Mission

Why We Must be Grateful to Missionaries

We must acknowledge the enormous contribution made by the missionaries – gallant men and women, religious and diocesan priests whose resilient sacrifice and love are kept alive in the local Church today.

How the 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.