Monastery-Blog
In memory of Brother Raphael Bernhardt CFA

Brother Raphael Bernhardt CFA joined the Congregation of the Alexian Brothers in December 1964, receiving his religious habit and name at the motherhouse in Aachen

First, Brother Raphael completed…

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Diamond jubilee: "I am Alexian brother - and that is a good thing!" This June, Alexian Brother Laurentius, born Heinz Herber, celebrated his diamond jubilee. It does not happen often that one of our…

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On 10 October 2015, Brother Damian Fach CFA made his Temporary Profession. During the celebratory Mass at the monastic chapel in Münster, he was given the habit of the Alexian Brotherhood.

Two years…

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 Erny, the friendly, light-brown dog with the alert pointed ears has found a new home and now follows Brother Dominikus everywhere.

Brother Franziskus Monissen first met little Erny in Spain…

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In memoriam Brother Johannes Ha Dau Dong CFA

Brother Johannes Ha Dau Dong died on 29 September 2017. He was eighty years of age. Born on 27 January 1937 in Vietnam, je joined the Alexian…

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In memoriam Brother Franziskus Monissen CFA

Brother Franziskus Monissen CFA passed away on 31 August 2017 at the age of 54. Born on 10 May 1963 as Jacob Monissen, he joined the Alexian Brothers in…

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In memoriam Brother Bonifatius Pumpe CFA

On 14 July 2017, Brother Bonifatius PumpeCFA died at the age of 79. Born on 26 September 1938 as Friedhelm Pumpe, he became a weaver.

At 31 years of age, he…

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In memoriam Brother Karl Gaelings CFA

Brother Brother Karl Gaelings passed away on 28 May 2017. He joined the congregation of the Alexian Brotherhood at the age of 17. 

 

After his Temporary…

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We are sad to announce the death of Brother Wunibald Gillhaus CFA who passed away at the age of 79. On 9 March, we celebrated the Requiem Mass for Brother Wunibald at the Immaculata Monastery in…

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For many people, Easter means a few days off work, hunting for Easter eggs and eating chocolate. For us Christians, Easter is a celebration of joy and of the triumph of life over death. Easter is the…

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