God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

31.08.2009 A normal Monday…

What do priests do on a normal weekday, as they normally only work on a Sunday, as I hear again and again.  Well, just to tell – at the office at 7 am – reading all emails and answering most of them – then at 8 am brief meeting with the secretary to oversee the work to be accomplished today. After that some phone calls, and the preparation of a talk, I have to give in two weeks time in Durban about “lay piety and religious discipline”. That takes me almost to the middle of the day. In front of me still the first sketches of the sermon for next Sunday, where I have to preach @ the Lutheran Church. HOPE Cape Town also requires still some attention and two meetings outside the office are still due to take place this afternoon. In between some unannounced visitors and the day is complete.

Leaves me at the end of the day with a brief lookout for tomorrow – meetings the whole morning with different people – and giving a talk to a visiting group in the afternoon, followed by a dinner with the group in the evening.


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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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