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Category: Religious Life

Sr Andrea van Hal OP, Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Andrea van Hal died on July 16 at Emmaus convent, East London. She was 92. The Sisters had been notified after supper that Sr Andrea’s end was near. They gathered to sing the...

Sr Rosella Langer OP, Rest in Peace

Dominican Sister Rosella Langer died at the age of 82 on July 14 at Emmaus Home in East London after a short illness. The eldest of eight children, born in Osnabrück, Germany, Sr Rosella faced...

Fr Peter Hillen, Rest in Peace

Pallottine Father Peter Hillen, who served in South Africa from 1999-2007, died on July 18 at the age of 68 in Nigeria. Fr Hillen spent almost all of his priestly ministry in Africa. Throughout his...

Brothers at Work!

Ora et Labora in action. Due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations, Brothers of the Congregation of Missionaries of Mariannhill remained at Abbot Francis House in Merrivale, KwaZulu-Natal, instead of going for their winter break. Instead of...

Sr Fortunata Makwaba Makes Her First Vows

Due to Covid-19, it was an empty church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Thokoza, Johannesburg archdiocese, when Sr Fortunata Makwaba made her first vows as a Franciscan Servants of the Holy Child of...

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 in...