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Category: Religious Life

Sr Irenaea Christ OP Rest In Peace

By Sr Catherine Hilkert OP – Dominican Sister Irenaea Christ died on May 29, during afternoon community Eucharist, at the age of 85. Rosa Maria Christ was born on May 18, 1935, in Eisenharz...

Fr Kees Keijsper OP Rest in Peace

By Fr Harry Penninx OP – Dominican Father Kees Keijsper quietly passed away on March 14 at the age of 83. Cornelis Nicolaas Petrus Keijsper, or Kees, was born on December 20, 1936, in...

Sr Helga Thomas OP Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Helga Thomas died on April 1 at the age of 78. Hildegard Roswitha Thomas was born on October 22 1941 in Homburg-Erbach in Germany’s Saarland region, the youngest of six children. Her...

Br Raimund Berchtenbereiter CMM Rest in Peace

Mariannhill Missionaries Brother Raimund Berchtenbereiter, the previous head of the tailor workshop at his congregation’s monastery in KwaZulu-Natal, died at the age of 79 on April 4, 2020 in Reimlingen, Germany. Born on June...

Br Evenie Turner OFM Rest in Peace

By Rupert Borman – Franciscan Brother Evenie Turner of Port Elizabeth died on Sunday, March 29, at the age of 56. Born to Venus Rose Turner in 1963, he was the eldest of five...

Passing The Time In Lockdown: Sisters Sew Face Masks

By Cindy Wooden – While most of the work at a religious order’s general headquarters continues in lockdown, a group of Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit found an additional activity where they could...