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November 2016 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

November NEWSLETTER 2016

 

The end of the year is always exciting period with a lot of work and evaluation of what happened during the year, preparation for the new year and holiday time, which we all look forward to. Our girls finished their exams and most of them have started their holiday time at their respective homes. We wish all of them a peaceful and joyful holidays. We are now ready for interviews of the girls who will be with us next year - 2017.
At the beginning of the month, one of our girls celebrated her birthday. She received many wishes from her friends and from our home.


Having a break from books (studying) some of our girls went for an outing, just to be get some fresh air and admire nature. Haartbeesport is a peaceful place with a lot of places to visit. There is a beautiful dam and mountains covered with variety of vegetation. They also went to the Zoo, where they enjoyed so much.

Once again, we had a pleasure of being visited by a family and their friend who spoiled us with precious Christmas gifts for the babies of our girls. It was their first visit and they just enjoyed the atmosphere of our house. Three members of Catholic Women’s League from our parish, St John the Baptist, also brought some gifts for the house. “Our hearts overflow with joy and thankfulness. How good God is to us!”
St M. Euphrasia – Foundress of the sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Indeed our Shepherd Lord shows his goodness to us through the people who always show their love and support our mission.
Three of our girls gave birth to beautiful, healthy and adorable babies. Their families welcomed the babies and were so grateful for what Fatima House has done to their daughters during their stay at our home.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Board members who generously gave their time, expertise and donations during the course of the year. A deep appreciation also to all our benefactors and volunteers. We are indeed grateful for your contribution. We thank everybody who contributed in anyway during the course of the year. We will never forget our readers. Your interest is highly appreciated. Fatima House wish you all Peace, Joy and Love during the festive season. Merry Christmas and May Jesus the Good Shepherd bless you in the coming New Year. Again to remind you that our email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Compiled by: Sr. Juliet
Edited by: Sr. Lydicia

 
October 2016 Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

October NEWSLETTER 2016

 

Examination time! Our girls are very busy preparing for end of the year exams. Those in metric have already started. We hope that they will all do well and pass. We wish them good luck for their exams.
At the beginning of the month we celebrated a birthday of one of our girls. We also close the month with another birthday, this time of Sr. Lydicia. We had a good time with those who celebrated their birthdays. Just before we can say goodbye to October a beautiful healthy baby girl was born and welcomed by the family. What’s a blessing! “Each day there are new blessings. Let us give thanks to God” St. Mary Euphrasia, the foundress of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd- Angers, France.

Birthday lady reading one of her messages & Sr Lydicia on her birthday with some sisters and the girls.

Welcome October baby!
We were blessed with so many visitors during the month. We had a privilege of being visited by our two sisters who live in Rome as Congregational counsellors of the congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd: Sr Hanan and Sr. Zelna. A group of elderly ladies from the Orchards paid us a visit too. We prayed together (they actually lead the prayer) and one of them gave a talk to the girls. The speech was so motivating that the girls appreciated it so much. In spite of different kinds of aging limitations, for these ladies, the sky is the limit. They still continue to touch lives of those around them. Their talk and visit made our girls felt that they are loved and encouraged not to give up on their dreams because of their babies. Those lovely grannies brought with them some toiletries for the girls. Another group who came to visit us was the group of The Catholic Women’s League from our parish (St John the Baptist, Pretoria North).
They also encouraged the girls, wished them the best in their exams and let them know that they are journeying with them. They too brought some goodies for the girls. “The wonderful work you are doing is a tree of love and life” St. Mary Euphrasia.

Grannies with the two sisters, full of love and life!

CWL members with their presents for the girls


The girls also had a fantastic time at Hartbeesport Dam. They went for an outing. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Dam, mountains, bushes, water fall. Magnificent art of our Creator God.
We are ever grateful for all people of good will; our Board Members, Staff, Benefactors, our readers and all who contribute in any way towards the development of Fatima House. “The person who desires to do good, holds in his/her hand the power of God” St. Mary Euphrasia – the Foundress of the Sisters of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Could you please use this email address to communicate with us as we continue to sort the other one out until a further notice. Now you may contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Compiled by: Sr. Juliet
Edited by: Sr. Lydicia

 
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