On the 25th May it will take place at the provincial house the farewell of Fr John Maneschg. The communities of Gauteng were invited for this event together with some of Fr John’s friends. He has many friends, really! We want to say a big thanks to Fr John for his dedicated and hard work, for his joy and commitment in the mission, for his love for
the province of RSA and the Institute.
As we know, Fr John Maneschg has worked in South Africa for about 40 years since his first assignment to the country in 1974. His work has been mainly in teaching. As a great biblical scholar and for his love for the word of God, studied and lived in daily life, Fr. John marked the lives of many, especially the majority of the South African Diocesan priests. He taught in the national seminaries of St Peter’s in Hammanskraal and St John Vianney in Pretoria, in St Augustine College and at the now extinct Bible College, in Johannesburg. He also worked in pastoral field in Witbank Diocese, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban, serving the Christian communities in those areas.
We thank Fr John for what he did and especially for what he is for each one of us. We are going to miss him greatly in our communities and in our meetings! May the Lord continue to bless him in so many ways as he did up to this time.