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Bertha.JubileeCongratulations to Sister Bertha Hurley, who recently celebrated her golden jubilee of Profession in the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary.

Sister has spent time in many different facets of mission life including working with the Indian community in Fiji, time as Novice Mistress in Heretaunga, and in administration of the Order. She is presently a member of the Somme Street community in Christchurch.

Philip Bennenbroek Finally Professed

Philip Bennenbroek made his perpetual profession as a Marist in Whangarei on Saturday 22 March.phil-bennenbroek

The Parish Priest of St Francis Xavier, Whangarei, Thige O’Leary, welcomed the occasion, saying “it was great for the parish”. Fr O’Leary said a number of parishioners had not witnessed a profession ceremony before.

Phil is currently on pastoral placement at St Francis Xavier parish Whangarei. 

Prior to joining the Society of Mary, he studied Electronics and Computer Technology and worked in New Zealand in the field of Process Control for 11 years.

Doing his ‘O.E.’ in London for three and a half years, he worked as a software developer and lived in a lay Augustinian community.

Returning to New Zealand in 2006, he started his own I.T. business and, in 2007, moved into the Catholic Discipleship College community in Auckland where he also worked part time.


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