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Tangiwai and Whaia Te Whaea(0)

August 1, 2019

This oil painting Tangiwai (River of Tears), by Julia Lynch, Sister Mary Lawrence RSM, depicts the Mother Mary and her Son dressed in Māori kākahu (clothing). The painting resides at Hiruharama, Jerusalem, on the Whanganui River.

Pā Hemi Hekiera, during his pastoral ministry, was instrumental in gathering the family Māori for catechetical training and mission to families.… More

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August in Stained Glass

August is a month with a host of notable feasts. Three of these have already been covered in previous Stained Glass articles -- the Transfiguration: August 2017; Assumption and Queenship of Mary: March 2017.

On 3 August we celebrate St Dominic, who founded the Dominican Order in 1215.… More

A School for Prayer (24) – Spiritual Guidance (3 of 3)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life

By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 - 2015

What does the disciple need to do?

1.  The disciple should search carefully for a spiritual father

St Symeon the New Theologian says that there are two ways of finding the energy of the Spirit that we received in Baptism:

a)  By observing the commandments and by personal asceticism; 

b)  By placing oneself under a spiritual guide.… More

The Early History of the Marist Sisters – Part 3 of 3

The sisters made their first vows in 1826. By 1829 there were 20 of them, and over the next few years the small house was gradually enlarged as more young women entered the congregation. Two of them were nieces of Father Colin and one a niece of Marcellin Champagnat.… More

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