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Farewell to Bro. Francis †

Bro. Francis grew up in a humble farmer family in rural Entlebuch, Switzerland. After his apprenticeship as a carpenter and a couple of years of experience, he joined the SMB seminary at Schöneck (1952), where he did his postulancy and novitiate. Skilled and enterprising, he worked for 5 years, first at the seminary and later […]

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SMB-Docu on Swiss Television

December 22nd 2016 Swiss Television aired a documentary on our aging community. It focuses mainly on our confreres in Zimbabwe, with flashbacks on their exploits two generations ago. Although many do not appreciate the title «The End of mission» it shows a sympathetic picture of these veterans.

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Furlough Seminar 2016 at the Mission House

From August 9th to 12th twenty missionaries on home-leave experienced a very intense meeting at the Mission House, organized by Mrs. Rita Kammerlander and Father Josef Christen SMB. After getting to know each and an impressive light celebration, the next morning Josef Meili began with the very impressive Seminar: “The name of God is mercy”. […]

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Farewell to Brother John Kränzlin †

Born 18.5.1921 Entry into the SMB 23.9.1949 Mission Seminary Schöneck/Emmetten as farmer Diocese Gwelo, Driefontein 1953-1954 Bondolfi  1954-1956 Mukaro  1956-1960 Holy Cross  1960-1961 Driefontein, dairy farming  1962-1975 Immensee, stamp-collection department  1975-2000 Retirement  2000-2016 Deceased   29.5.2016 Dear Confreres, dear relatives and friends of Brother John Kränzlin, Brother John began his own brief CV with “In the name of God”. That was his […]

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Meeting of Chinese pastors in Rome

In April each year, the Association “同舟 – In the same boat” of Chinese priests, sisters and seminarians studying in Rome has its annual meeting. Previously, students of various Collegios had little contact among themselves. After our first workshop for them at Immensee in 2008 they founded this association in order to maintain contact with […]

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90 years SMB Brothers

On the fourth Sunday of Advent we commemorated 90 years since the first brothers entered our society. For this occasion we invited our former SMB brothers living in Switzerland. Despite the short-term notification, eight of them followed our invitation. Three of them brought their wives. During the Thanksgiving Mass several of us gave testimony of […]

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