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The recent Olympics showed that some of Mary’s women disciples can run like the wind. The 5000m Gold medallist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia carried with her in the final a cloth icon of the Madonna, and after the finish waved it during a tearful prayer of thanksgiving. Her Ethiopian teammate was favoured to win, but Meseret was with the leaders at the top of the straight and blitzed her rivals. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has a deep devotion to Mary.

Christchurch Earthquakes claims St Bede’s College Chapel

St Bede’s Old Boy and Bishop of Christchurch, Rev Barry Jones today led a ceremony to deconsecrate the St Bede’s College Chapel.

It’s deconsecration and eventual removal is a huge disappointment to the College community and is a result of the Christchurch earthquakes.

The chapel has been closed since May 6, 2011, and while remaining earthquake prone, it was hoped that a building assessment and possible repair might spare the sacred space.

In a statement on the college’s website, rector, Mr Justin Boyle described it as ‘disappointing’ to loose the use of something as sacred and integral to the catholic school.

Marist Messenger wins three ACPA awards

The Marist Messenger won prizes for best editorial, best article on catechesis and best magazine layout and design at the Australasian Catholic Press Association awards.

Awarding the best magazine layout and design, the judges said the Messenger was a highly readable magazine that showed energy and purpose in its design combined with pertinent, authoritative and well presented articles.

Describing the winner of the best article on catechesis, the judges said the article provided an opportunity for people to grow in their understanding of a challenging word in the creed without being preachy. They said the article also appealed because it could be used in a wide range of catechetical situations.

The Messenger won best editorial for its balanced, constructive and timely consideration of the suicide topic.

The awards were announced last night at the Australasian Catholic Press Associations’s Annual Conference in this year held in Wellington.

Delegates New Zealand the Pacific and Australia gathered for the occasion.

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