Talk on Trappists

The Somerset West Unitarian Fellowship will host Somerset West artist Kathy Wivell, pictured, on the topic “A fascinating story of the Trappists in post-Boer War Natal” – on Sunday September 4, at The Playhouse, at 10am.

Kathy gives the following context to her talk: “Life in the foothills of the Drakensberg was little affected by the Boer War, but nevertheless some of its peoples suffered from a revolution. In the late 19th century, this part of the world had more missionaries working within it than any other area. One Trappist monk, Frans Pfanner, caused a revolution not only within this rural countryside of Natal, but also within the Trappist movement and the Catholic Church. Whether the hard work of this zealous man was of benefit to the community he served or not, I leave to you to decide. I will tell the story I discovered on a recent visit to southern Natal. I found it fascinating and little known about and yet his legacy lives on,” says Kathy.

A freewill donation will be taken after the talk, towards the rent of the venue. All are welcome. For more information, call Anita at 021 851 5830.