UPDATE AUGUST 2017
A wise man once said that the only thing that is permanent about life is change! It often happens that God, through circumstances, takes the ground from under our feet, forging us on to new horizons. This is even the case with this, our Mercy House website. Our previous designer, Emmanuel Mulamba will no longer continue to do it. We thank him for all the hard work he has put into creating something beautiful – fitting for Mercy House. And now we welcome Zeng Dieulv and Newton Toussaint as our new young website designers. We have known both for years, seen them through school and tertiary courses, so it is great, that they are now able to give something back to enrich our work.The year is passing quickly. We continue to forge ahead, “with our hand on the pulse of the time and our ear to the heart of God (Joseph Kentenich).” Despite much that discourages us, God can work wonders, if He finds instruments to carry out His work. Our contribution seems like a drop in the ocean, however, enough drops can make an ocean! We continue to find traces of His presence in the unfolding our Mercy work, and are endlessly grateful for all the supporters and co-workers who help us. May you and our work continue to be blessed.
BISHOP SANDRI’S VISIT AND MASS
On the 16th of December 2016, we celebrated 20 years of the existence of Mercy House. Bishop Sandri kindlyRead more.
OUR RECOLLECTION WEEKEND
It has been a real sorrow for us, that, for various reasons, since Father Jeremias left in October 2015, weRead more.
BETHLEHEM WAS VERY FULL THIS YEAR
As usual we spent weeks getting ready for Christmas making sure that everyone of our estimated 60 guests would receiveRead more.
ANJA, FORMER VOLUNTEER, REVISITED US
Anja came from Germany as a volunteer to Mercy House in 2009. She stayed for about 4 months, then wentRead more.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL’S SUPPORT
St Vincent de Paul groups in several parishes are most faithful in their support of our work. We are indebtedRead more.
ONE OF US INVITED TO SPEAK IN PARLIAMENT!
It was a privilege for Mr Neels Coertse, the lawyer who helps Mercy House, to have been invited to speakRead more.
SO MANY OTHERS TO THANK
We are blessed with having so many very loyal, humble and silent background helpers within the Mercy circle, who quietlyRead more.
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016: A MESSAGE FROM FATHER JEREMIAS FOR OUR BIRTHDAY
As we celebrate 20 years of Mercy House, what comes immediately to my mind is the song of Our Lady:Read more.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MERCY
This year Mercy House turns 20. The purchase of our house was a direct outcome of the genocide in Rwanda,Read more.
A HUGE BIG WELCOME TO OUR NEW BOY – SAMI
Sami is a nine-year-old orphan from DRC. He was living with his mother, a single parent, until she died notRead more.