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1882 Abbot Francis Pfanner – South Africa

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Talk at the 109 commemoration of the death anniversary of Abbot Francis Pfanner, Servant of God. Abbot Francis Pfanner, the missionary pioneer in the last 200 years of the Church’s existence in Southern Africa. Fr. Bheki M. Shabalala CMM Provincial Superior Introduction Dear brothers and sisters, I am very happy that as we commemorate the 109 death anniversary of Abbot Francis Pfanner, the Servant of God, we are also celebrating  [ Read More ]

2018 Pilgrimage to Emaus

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery June - 4 - 2018 0 Comment

This year it was the 109th commemoration of the death anniversary of Abbot Francis Pfanner, whose process of beatification is under way. It took place on the 26th of this month of May and was celebrated within the frame of the 200 years of the Church’s existence in Southern Africa. The number of pilgrims is increasing year after year. This time the organizers had to use a huge tent to  [ Read More ]

   18th of May 2018, at 10.00 a.m. The celebration was presided by Cardinal W. Napier, OFM  Tribute was paid to: Religious Congregation of the Mariannhill Missionaries -Priests & Brothers (CMM) who in 1925 built the St. Mary’s Hospital on their property and gave the Hospital to the CPS Sisters’ Congregation. Up to now the CMM Congregation has provided Spiritual Care to the Hospital and have assisted in whatever way  [ Read More ]

Emaus Heritage Papers

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery September - 28 - 2017 0 Comment

Two new publications in the series “Emaus Heritage Papers” The Veneration of the Sacred Heart in Mariannhill By Fr. Henry Ratering, CMM Who is Fr. Bernard Huss By Fr. Adalbert Balling, CMM They can soon be ordered from: The Repository Mariannhill Monastery P.O. Box 11077 Mariannhill 3624 Republic of South Africa Phone: (27) 031. 700. 4288 Fax: (27) 700. 4244 E-mail:  

Easter Time Circular 2017

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery April - 25 - 2017 0 Comment

Dear friends, Honour to whom honour is due! First and foremost, the Risen Lord. I wish you an excellent Easter time, rich in peace and joy. May this period grant you the gift of an always positive look on life and on your own lives and experiences! Life always has the last word. This year, the holy week did not grant me any respite. How could it have done this?  [ Read More ]


Posted by Mariannhill Monastery October - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

A member of our congregation, Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, has been recognized officially as a saintly person last September 24 in a ceremony during which he was declared BLESSED. In the following article Fr. Yves La Fontaine CMM explores the ministry of Fr Engelmar Unzeitig CMM, who died in Dachau concentration camp, and his significance for our times in the Year of Mercy. Fr Engelmar was named “the Angel of Dachau”  [ Read More ]

Monastery Window Project

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery May - 25 - 2016 0 Comment

We need your help in fixing the windows at the Mariannhill Monastery. There are 92 windows throughout the Monastery that need replacing, each costing R 2000.00 each. This means, we need a total of R 184 000.00. Any amount of donation would be much appreciated. Please see Banking details below: ACCOUNT HOLDER: THE MONASTERY MARIANNHILL NAME OF THE BANK: STANDARD BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 051906058 BRANCH: PINETOWN BRANCH CODE: 045626 SWIFT CODE:  [ Read More ]

Abbot Francis and Emaus

Posted by kyle@mhm March - 8 - 2016 0 Comment

Ooooooow Nkosi , What an experience at Emaus for our first gathering to promote Abbot Francis! We had around 2000 people who came to pray Abbot Francis for special graces. Yes, people are confirming that the spirit of Abbot Francis is here at Emaus. Let us share this news about Abbot Francis and Emaus.   Thamie Njecks-Dlabazan, CMM  

Beatification on 24/09/2016

Posted by kyle@mhm February - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

Priest of SA-founded order a martyr The Southern Cross, February 10 to February 16, 2016 A priest of an order that was founded in South Africa will be beatified as a martyr to Nazism. Fr Engelmar Unzeitig, who has been called “Angel of Dachau”, belonged to the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries, an order founded by Abbot Franz Pfanner in 1909 in KwaZulu-Natal. A young priest with Czech roots serving in  [ Read More ]

Our Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig’s martyrdom

Posted by kyle@mhm January - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

A great and most joyful news for the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill! Our Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig’s martyrdom has been officially approved by Pope Francis on 21/01/2016, which means that he will be beatified soon. He died in a concentration camp in 1945, Let’s pray through his intercession for our needs