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GarinOn the night of 14 April, at a Mass in St Michael’s Church, Remuera, a process was begun that may result in the introduction of the cause for sainthood of Fr Antoine Marie Garin sm. The launch was sponsored by an Auckland lay group, and Fr Garin’s founding of the parishes of Howick and Panmure was acknowledged. The July MM will include an article about Fr Garin. In the meantime, a photo of the cake that was cut at the function after the Mass.


Youth work springs from ‘Hokianga where prayer became exhausted’

After only a few months of youth work at LOGOS, Magdalena Webb realises she doesn’t have to be exactly like others.

Studying and also working part time at LOGOS, the Society of Mary youth development programme, she hopes to make a positive difference.

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Magdalena Webb at work with LOGOS

“I’m learning to embrace my differences and use them in a way to positively influence young people,” she says in a profile feature on the LOGOS website.

Magdalena comes from land near the Whirinaki River in the “Hokianga Whakapau Karakia” (Hokianga Where the Prayer Became Exhausted).

Through family connections she has an association with the Catholic Worker Movement (CWM).

Not a CWM member herself; the Movement however plays a significant role in who she is and how she works as a junior youth worker.

Magdalena describes the philosophy of the Catholic Worker Movement living a simple lifestyle in community, serving the disadvantaged, and resisting war and social injustice.”

Two years ago she decided to give her life to the service of young people and like the Whirinaki River she hopes to be a source of life and growth to others.

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