Mariannhill Monastery

1882 Abbot Francis Pfanner – South Africa

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Mariannhill Community Hit by Double Tragedy

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery October - 30 - 2012 Comments Off on Mariannhill Community Hit by Double Tragedy

The Mariannhill community is mourning the death of two highly dedicated senior religious brothers who served the community and the church at large with distinction. For years, Br. Berthold Lanzinner CMM (68) and Br. Georg von Aarburg CMM (87) worked relentlessly to help others and for future generations. They died days apart of each other after battling with cancer. When we celebrated 125 years of the existence of the Mariannhill  [ Read More ]

South Africa 2012: Mariannhill

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery September - 3 - 2012 Comments Off on South Africa 2012: Mariannhill

Südafrika 2012: Mariannhill July 2012 visit to the monastery of Mariannhill, where our Father Henry Ratering briefly explains the history of the Order and the Church – and then plays the organ! Juli 2012 Besuch im Kloster Mariannhill, wo uns Pater Henry Ratering kurz die Geschichte des Ordens und der Kirche erklärt – und dann die Orgel spielt!

A Mariannhill Priest is Mourned

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery August - 22 - 2012 Comments Off on A Mariannhill Priest is Mourned

“A true shepherd and leader who made an impact on the lives of many people in different parts of the world” that is how the mourners described the late Father Ignatius Anton Heer during the Requiem Mass/funeral service recently. Fr. Heer died in Germany after battling with a malignant brain tumour. Members of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM), the faithful and friends converged on the Mariannhill Monastery  [ Read More ]

Life long commitment to religious life

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery July - 31 - 2012 Comments Off on Life long commitment to religious life

Young members of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM) have been urged to learn from the senior members who have led life of commitment and tireless service to the community. That was the message conveyed by Fr. Henry Ratering CMM during the Jubilee celebration of religious profession of three senior members of the congregation at the Mariannhill Monastery Church recently. The jubilarians were Br. George von Aarburg (87)who  [ Read More ]

Mariannhill celebrates Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery July - 5 - 2012 Comments Off on Mariannhill celebrates Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM), Missionary Sisters of Precious Blood (CPS) and the faithful of the Diocese of Mariannhill held their annual thanksgiving celebration in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus recently. The Regional Superior of Mariannhill, Fr. Bheki Shabalala CMM, said the celebration is aimed at remembering the historic moment of the Congregation when the Mariannhill forefathers and mothers in 1911, led by Abbot Gerald,  [ Read More ]

The inspiration of Mariannhill Monastery

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery June - 8 - 2012 Comments Off on The inspiration of Mariannhill Monastery

Ela Gandhi talks about how Gandhi was inspired with his visit to Mariannhill Monastery.

Mariannhill Mission Centre

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery June - 5 - 2012 Comments Off on Mariannhill Mission Centre

Mariannhill Mission Centre provides decent accommodation and facilities for workshops, conferences and retreats for schools, religious organizations and private companies. The centre was recently refurbished in order to provide the visitors a real experience away from home. There is a growing demand from groups who make use of the premises for different purposes. The premises not only benefit schools from in and around KwaZulu-Natal, but also as far afield as  [ Read More ]

Mariannhill Monastery gets a new Superior

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery May - 29 - 2012 Comments Off on Mariannhill Monastery gets a new Superior

Father Leonard Mncwabe CMM has made history by becoming the youngest Superior of the Mariannhill Monastery. Fr. Mncwabe’s appointment was announced in January this year following Fr. Gideon Sibanda’s end of term. Fr. Gideon served as Superior of the Monastery for the past three years. His appointment has been warmly welcomed by the Monastery community. Before taking up his new position, Fr. Mncwabe, 36, was actively involved in pastoral work  [ Read More ]

Visitors views about Mariannhill Monastery.

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery May - 29 - 2012 Comments Off on Visitors views about Mariannhill Monastery.

Most people visiting Mariannhill Monastery do so based on various reasons. While some may be invited by the unique old architecture and the serenity of its surroundings, others do so the tour around and procure some of the products available in the monastery workshops. However, some of the visitors have said each time they visited the Monastery Monastery, had a lovely time. They shared their views about Mariannhill with us.  [ Read More ]

Deaf people face huge challenges.

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery May - 29 - 2012 Comments Off on Deaf people face huge challenges.

It is an undeniable truth that the Catholic Church has done a lot in improving the lives of people with disabilities especially in areas of education, social and spiritual ministries. One of the plausible church initiatives was the establishment of the Deaf Ministry in Marriannhill which has done a tremendous job in making the deaf community feel part of the church. Although a lot has been done, deaf people still  [ Read More ]