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Hauropi Mariana -A Marian Integral Ecology  (0)

October 1, 2021 • Category: This Month's Cover

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He mihi tēnei ki a koe Hine nui o te Ao Katoa.
Ko koe Maria Takakau, ko Te Tātāhou.More

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Daily Reflections

  • Tuesday 26 October
  • Romans 8:18-25; Psalm 126; Luke 13:18-21

    Creation is eagerly waiting

    In his 2015 Letter, Laudato Si', on the Care of our Common Home, Pope Francis prays: “Triune God…teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of you.… More

Christianity in Action»

Reverse Osmosis Plants (0)

Adapted from Inform,  Christchurch Diocese Newsletter, Issue 121 -- Lent 2020

While on holiday to his home in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province, Fr Huynh found himself thinking about how to improve the water quality for his countrymen and women.More

Church History»

Sixty Years of Mission and Grace (0)

A Brief History of the Catholic Enquiry Centre

Part 2 of 2

Advertising

CEC launched its first advertisements in late February 1961.… More

Death of a Marist»

Brother Mikaele Cilicewa SM (0)

Born: 12 November 1946 in Taveuni, Fiji
Professed: 1 January 1973
Died: 24 July 2021 in Suva, Fiji

Br Mika Cilicewa died recently in Suva, Fiji, at the height of the Covid-19 crisis there.… More

Evangelisation»

Mission Sunday 2021 in the Mind of Pope Francis (0)

My baptism has given me the privilege of participating in the Missio Dei (the Mission of God). Mission Sunday is celebrated yearly in October.… More

Focus Editorial»

Water and the Mission of the Church (0)

Most of us take for granted that we can drink a glass of water whenever we want to. But 2.2 billion of the 7.9 billion people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, more than half do not have safe sanitation, three billion people aren't able to wash their hands with soap regularly, and an estimated 673 million people do not have access to toilets.… More

Francis Speaks»

Bread of Life (0)

Jesus states clearly: “I am the bread of life” (John 6:48).

What does bread of life mean? We need bread to live.… More

Issues»

Grief (0)

Some Common-Sense Answers

After her spouse died, a woman wrote in her journal: “I feel like I'm a hampster on a wheel going round and round but going nowhere.… More

Jokes»

Can You Bear It? (0)

Little Bill wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him.… More

MM 50 Years Ago»

MM 50 Years Ago (0)

New Marist Missions Set-Up

During September the Fathers and Brothers of the Oceania Province of the Society of Mary held a Chapter in Nouméa.… More

Musings»

Tenderness (Comments Off)

At Mass the other day there was a dear little child toddling around, who caught my attention.  Or should I say it was the actions of her mother that sparked off a train of thought.… More

Prayer»

St John of the Cross – Part 4 of 5 (0)

The Ascent of Mount Carmel

There are three components to the Ascent: the sketch of the Mountain, which is a drawing by St John, with explanatory notes; secondly, the poem of eight stanzas; and the commentary on the poem, which consists of three books.… More

Reflection»

Who is my Neighbour? (0)

Some friends of mine have recently moved to a new neighbourhood. Up until then, they, and I, had been part of a group that met monthly at the home of a very hospitable couple, for cheese scones and chat.… More

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Staying Both Anchored and Nimble (Comments Off)

Watching young people at play or at sports’ training, reminds me of times past when I could run, jump, kick a footy, bowl a reasonable leg-break and hit a fair forehand – not all at once of course!… More

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Joy (Comments Off)

The Bright Side

Part 1 of 3

‘Tears of Joy’ 

The team and supporters winning a grand final or a world cup.… More

Saints»

October Saints (0)

Saint Luigi Guanella
(1842-1915)

Luigi Guanella was born in Fraciscio, Italy, the ninth of thirteen children of strongly religious parents. When he was twelve years old, he entered the minor seminary.… More

Social Justice»

Turning Shame into Joy for Mothers in Nigeria (0)

Could anything hurt a woman’s spirit more than to be leaking and dribbling urine or bodily waste?

Obstetric Fistula occurs when the baby’s head puts too much pressure on the mother’s maternal tissues, cutting the blood supply.… More

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