Mariannhill Monastery

1882 Abbot Francis Pfanner – South Africa

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Mariannhill Monastery gets a new Superior

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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.

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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.

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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 ]

Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden

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Tea Garden

Local residents as well as visitors to Mariannhill monastery will have found the Mariannhill Tea Garden an ideal place to enjoy their favourite refreshments and light meals thanks to Amaqhawe Tourism Services (ATS) who have re-opened the famous Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden. After lying idle for more than a year, the monastery management saw a need to have the tea garden re-opened to the public, prompted by numerous inquiries from  [ Read More ]

Mariannhill Monastery

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Mariannhill Monastery, is nestled in the heart of KwaZulu Natal, and is filled with history that dates back to about 129 years ago. With lots to explore, with the character of Romanesque inspired Cloister, the tall columns and high arches create an atmosphere that makes you feel as if we are in the 1800’s. St. Anne’s Church, boasts a warm historic aura that draws you back into time, with a  [ Read More ]

Catholic Deaf Apostolate

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The Catholic Deaf Apostolate is based at the Mariannhill Monastery. It is a little church for the Deaf, and seems to be the first Catholic Church in Southern Africa for the Deaf with a Deaf Priest. People attend this Parish from as far as Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Umlazi  and also from many other townships in KwaZulu Natal.

Mariannhill Monastery Museum

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The Mariannhill Monastery has a fascinating history that gives one a sneak peak into a missionary who made world history, and today the Mariannhill Monastery still stands after a history of 129 years. GALLERY

Mariannhill Woodwork Workshop

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The wood workshop is filled with history, and is well known for producing handmade carpentry. From candle holders, altars, bishop chairs, pews and lots more. Work is done for any religion from Catholic, Anglican and Hindu. Run by the Brothers of Mariannhill Monastery along with a small team of staff. The vision of the workshop is to generate income, produce the necessary goods for the community, training and job creation.  [ Read More ]

Mariannhill Tailoring Department

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Mariannhill Monastery Tailoring Department provides great quality to the local churches and also takes on orders from many other countries. Specialising in church regalia for the clergy. From cassocks (including cassocks for servers too), trimmed cassocks, cloaks, habits, clerical shirts, sashes, skullcapes, Lutheran gowns and so much more! For any questions or orders contact: 031 700 4202   GALLERY

In Memoriam Fr. John Driessen, CMM

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Lately the community lost one of his members, Fr. John Driessen. Such an event is always an important moment in the life of the community. We want to share it with you through the text of the homily Fr. Henry Ratering delivered on the occasion. In Memoriam, Fr. John Driessen, CMM John 15: 5-17 Humanly speaking, death seldom comes on time. For some, it comes too early, and for others  [ Read More ]