UPDATE JUNE 2018
We are surrounded by so much violence and evil that it is easy to become negative and despondent. Surely this must be the reason that Pope Francis, in May, published a letter to all believers. The title is: “Rejoice and be Glad” and the subject matter is: the Call to Holiness! What a contradiction to what we see and hear around us! The Church always has to answer the needs of the time. He makes the statement that a Christian’s Identity Document is none other than the Beatitudes! This is not burying our heads in the sand, it is not weakness, but requires tremendous strength to be a “sign of contradiction” and not just to go with the flow. It means humbly following our pebble path in life and, with great inner strength, doing the best we can everywhere for everyone. The poet Paul Claudel wrote in one of his creations: “Hope is a little girl who wakes up every morning and wishes us a good day!”
So, good day, and take joy in the privilege of building the kingdom!
Education Project 2018
We were very blessed in late 2016 to receive money from Germany for education to support a large number ofRead more.
Visit Of American International School
On the 23rd February, some of our young scholars were invited to the American International School in Pretoria, to share their experiences with theirRead more.
Malvern Youth Gives Us A Braai
On 17 March the young people of the St Vincent de Paul in Malvern paid their annual visit to Mercy House.Read more.
On the last weekend of April, we had 2 “We Love Mercy House” days. THE GARDEN AND DRIVEWAY WALLS WERE LOOKINGRead more.
After our New Year’s Mass in January we were privileged to have 2 more Masses in this half year, on the 21st March, andRead more.
Support For Small Businesses
It was a great joy for us to be able to obtain from a donor some funding to assist twoRead more.
Weekend Get-Away Again
We are hoping to have another weekend get-away for spiritual enrichment and fun at the Comboni Mission, Maria Trost inRead more.
GET TO KNOW US: MEET MAMA BERTHILD
The accompanying photo shows our Ma B, as we call her, in her garden, holding her hoe. She is accompanied byRead more.
Farewell To Our Beloved And Most Treasured Princess
Princess was brought to us as a 4-week-old puppy by our Angolan orphan boy in 2004. See photo below. WeRead more.
Weddings Are Always Beautiful
Well, this does not happen often and especially for us at Mercy House. But it was a very great joyRead more.