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June 29, 2022

Pilgrimage Places in Aotearoa - New Zealand

Some of New Zealand’s pilgrimage destinations: the tomb of New Zealand’s first Catholic Bishop Pompallier at Motuti in the Hokianga; the National Shrine of St Peter Chanel at Russell in the Bay of Islands; Hiruharama (Jerusalem) up the Whanganui River; the statue of Our Lady of Kapiti in Paraparaumu; the tomb of Suzanne Aubert – Mother Joseph in Wellington, and the most recent; the shrine of Our Lady of the Assumption at St Mary of the Angels in central Wellington


Pilgrimage - a Christian Journey

The word ‘pilgrim’ comes from the Latin ‘peregrinus’, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’.… More

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Congratulations to Fr Timothy Duckworth SM who has been re-appointed by the Superior General as Provincial of the Society of Mary in New Zealand for another term of three years.… More


Fr Carlo Maria Schianchi SM, Postulator for the Cause of our Founder, informed us this week that the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has sent us the Decree of Validity of the acts presented by the Diocese of Lyons.… More


Bev McDonald has recently finished as co-ordinator of Marist laity. Her ministry has included monthly reflection material sent to Marian Mothers, committed Lay Marists and others interested in Marist spirituality, meeting with lay groups, leading reflection days around the country and keeping the Marist Laity Facebook page up to date; co-ordinating prayers for expectant mothers and more.… More

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