Celebrating Abbot Francis Pfanner in Langen, Austria - October 2019

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The Extraordinary Missionary Month of October began in a truly extraordinary way with the opening and blessing of the Abt Pfanner Haus in Langen, Austria, the birthplace of our Father Founder.  On October 5-6, 2019, Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS) from Austria, Germany, the  Netherlands and Rome, the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM) and the people of Langen celebrated with joy and thanksgiving the life of Abbot Francis.  Rain did not dampen the festivities which included a special evening prayer on Saturday prepared by our Sisters from Austria and a festive Sunday mass at the parish to commemorate Father Founder's 110th Death Anniversary.

Click here for photos from Saturday, 5 October 2019    and   Sunday, 6 October 2019    (from the CMM German Province) 


5 October 2019  Evening Prayer

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 pdfIf no one goes, I go!   Evening Prayer Reflection

 pdfWenn keiner geht, gehe ich!   (original German text) 

 pdfRosary Reflection based on Abbot Francis' Life

 pdfRosenkranz mit Lebensgeheimnissen unseres Grunders   (original German text)


6 October 2019  Mass Commemorating the 110th Death Anniversary of Abbot Francis

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 pdfAbbot Francis, the Bridge Builder - Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM

        mp3 Audio - Homily of Fr. Thulani Mbuyisa, CMM        


Visit to the Family Home of Abbot Francis Pfanner

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September 1 - October 4, 2019 Season of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on September 1st, the World Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4th, the Feast Day of St. Francis. The theme for 2019 is “the web of life.”  Each species reveals the glory of the Creator.  We honor the Creator by loving creation and one other.

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We regard creation as a gift filled with God's spirit and created for God's praise.  We support a culture which respects life, preserves creation and uses the world's natural resources responsibly. (Const. 218)

 Laudato Si                          pdfA Great Act of Love         

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It was on the 18th of May 2019 when the Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill (CMM), the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS), and the faithful of Umzimkulu Diocese, Kokstad Diocese, Mariannhill Diocese, Archdiocese of Durban and other dioceses came together in South Africa to celebrate the life and works of Abbot Francis Pfanner and to launch a special year commemmorating his 110th Death Anniversary.

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Read the article and view some photos from Fr. Thamsanqa Njiyela CMM, the Director of the Promotion Team for the Beatification of Abbot Francis: pdf110th Death Anniversary of Abbot Francis

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Provincials' Meeting at Heilig Bloed, the Netherlands

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Farewell from the Motherhouse!  The Provincial/Regional Superiors’ Meeting of 2019 has come to an end at Heilig Bloed, the Netherlands.  It was a time of grace and blessing for the General Leadership Team and the Provincial/Regional Superiors of DR Congo, Europe, East Africa, Eastern Cape, Korea, Mariannhill, Mozambique, North America and Zimbabwe-Zambia.  We thank you all for your prayer support and all who assisted us in so many ways.  Special thanks to our Sisters in the Motherhouse for your prayers, for your simple, joyful witness and for making us feel so much at home.  Dank u wel!!

pdfNewsletter 1          pdfNewsletter 2          pdfFinal Newsletter

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"Here is our mission: to go up the mountain to pray for everyone and to come down from the mountain to be a  gift  to all."

pdfPope Francis' Homily