Mariannhill Monastery

1882 Abbot Francis Pfanner – South Africa

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.

Michelle Mauvis, from Ballito, said when one arrives at the Mariannhill Monastery, “the beautiful old buildings and old big trees really give one a sense of time gone by, and that is peaceful in itself,” she said. Adding that in a world that is very fast paced, and overcrowded, it is refreshing just to take a step back, and as God instructs us to ‘be still and know that I am God’ the chiming of the church bells and the sound of birds adds to the peace.

“Although I would have loved to have seen a monk walking by, bible in hand,” she said.

Meanwhile, Linda Macgregor, also from Ballito, said that “we have a spiritual yearning that a place like the Monastery fills, it reminds us that there is more to life than busy highways and most importantly that time passes by.”

However, Betty de Villiers advised that the Monastery could provide its visitors with a shorter interesting history of the place with some pictures of the different people who live and work in the Monastery to give it a personal touch.  “To the outsider it is a lot of old buildings, and you wonder what goes on inside those walls,” said de Villiers.

Most of the visitors seem to concur with one another that the Mariannhill Monastery is a melting pot of activities.

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